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WASTE AND RECYCLING EXPO CANADA / MUNICIPAL EQUIPMENT EXPO CANADA

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As Canada’s ONLY trade show serving the waste, recycling and public works markets, Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada are pleased to announce their move to Niagara Falls for the 20th edition, October 25 – 26, 2017, hosted at Scotiabank Convention Centre.

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Safety awareness barbecue held in Lethbridge

The Canadian Home Builders Association Lethbridge Region, Lethbridge Construction Association and Lethbridge Regional Safety Committee held their third annual safety awareness barbecue on Thursday.

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Michigan fires contractor doing Enbridge pipeline risk analysis

Michigan said on Wednesday it has fired a consultant after state officials discovered a conflict of interest with an employee of the company conducting an independent analysis on the risks of an oil spill from Calgary-based Enbridge Inc's Line 5 pipeline in the Great Lakes.

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Toronto tenant is calling for more transparency regarding fire inspection reports

The city confirmed that fire inspection reports fall under privacy legislation and are available only through freedom of information requests.

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Deaths of transmission-line workers show need for safe workplaces

The heads of an electrical workers' union and a safety association say the deaths of two men working to build a transmission line near Come by Chance, N.L., are a sad reminder of the importance of safe workplaces.

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Australia to strip buildings of ‘flammable’ cladding after Grenfell disaster

At least 2,700 buildings in New South Wales have aluminium composite cladding similar to that used in the north Kensington tower block where more than 70 people died



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Can green construction compromise fire safety?

Some fire experts worry that, with energy efficiency a priority worldwide, the proliferation of 'green' buildings has the unintended consequence of fanning fire danger.

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Ontario building inspectors: London fire will affect enforcement of safety codes

London’s Grenfell Tower fire is a tragic incident that is bound to affect how safety codes are enforced in Ontario, one building inspector says.

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B.C. contractor exposed to asbestos blows whistle

Don Garrett was invited to bid on plumbing work in Agassiz’s Kent Prison in 2008, he had no idea that such routine work would expose him to asbestos and touch off a nine-year battle.

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How safe are old buildings? Lessons from the London tower fire tragedy

High-rise buildings like Grenfell are designed with fire safety in mind, with methods of isolating a blaze built in. Wednesday’s deadly event was highly unusual—but not unique.

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How wearable technology could save lives and dollars in construction industry

Inside the SolePower boots are a variety of sensors, including those for temperature detection, GPS, Wi-Fi, electronics and inertial measurement units, which track location and motion.

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Ontario adopting 16 recommendations to prevent construction injuries and fatalities

Created with input from construction employers, workers and other industry stakeholders, Ontario's plan contains 16 recommendations to strengthen the prevention of work-related injury and illness for construction workers on sites of all sizes across the province.

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Brigade: Committed To Canada For The Long-Haul

Three years after opening, Brigade Canada -- part of international vehicle manoeuvring safety specialist, Brigade Electronics -- is going from strength to strength thanks to a growing team of experts and a portfolio of safety solutions that keep impressing across Canada’s key industries.  

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Toronto fire department finds ‘significant’ fire code violations in short-term rentals

The owner faces 10 fire code violations relating to insufficient exits, inadequate fire detection and lack of fire separations to prevent a blaze from spreading. The charges are currently working their way through the courts.

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Solar panels are great for the planet—but a hazard for firefighters

Modern fire and electric codes require enough space between panels for firefighters to walk and rapid shutdown systems that can quickly de-electrify panels. 

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Business owner convicted and fined for hiring unlicensed contractor to do electrical work - worker died on-the-job

Jamal Shihadeh of Mississauga was convicted in Ontario court of hiring an unlicensed contractor to do electrical work at his business. 

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