OSSGA Releases Environmental Legal Register May 24, 2017
OSSGA has developed an environmental legal register to help our members maintain compliance with federal and provincial environmental legal requirements (legislation, regulations, standards and guidelines) that impact the operation of pits and quarries in Ontario.
Levy Update May 23, 2017
On May 1st OSSGA and TAPMO jointly submitted comments on the proposed changes to Regulation 244/97 (under the Aggregate Resources Act) regarding an increase to aggregate fees and royalties that were initially proposed to take effect on July 1st of this year.
MNRF and MMA Release the Updated Provincial Plans May 18, 2017
The following announcement was sent Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Ministers Kathryn McGarry and Bill Mauro.
Aggregate Industry Must Comply with ESTMA May 18, 2017
Members have expressed concern that the nature of the payment disclosures under ESTMA, specifically the payments to TOARC, provide proprietary, competitively sensitive information.
From the Archives: A Fine Balance - Progressive Rehabilitation Helps Make Water Balance Naturally May 17, 2017
If there is a Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW) or a cold water stream near an aggregate operation, then the operator has likely had to address the potential impact of their operation on this feature. By balancing water on their sites, they can avoid impacts to natural features.
OSSGA and ORBA Joint CVOR Workshop: What You Need To Know May 17, 2017
OSSGA and ORBA are hosting a half-day Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) Workshop for members focusing on the changes in road-building machines (RBM).
Ontario Government Issues Press Release on OMB Reform May 16, 2017
The Provincial Government issued a press release earlier today announcing new legislation to create the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal which would replace the Ontario Municipal Board.
OSSGA, CLRA & OMA Rehabilitation Symposium June 26-28 - Registration Now Open! May 16, 2017
Taking place June 26-28 in Guelph, the two-day event features a workshop symposium and a local rehabilitation tour. Register and book your stay before it sells out!
ARA and Levy Update May 8, 2017
On Friday, March 17th, the government issued a proposal to amend the regulations with respect to Fees. The ministry is proposing to increase, equalize and index annual aggregate fees and royalties, by amending Regulation 244/97 under the Aggregate Resources Act.
Emergency Preparedness Week is May 7-13 May 8, 2017
Let's make Ontario workplaces and communities safer and more secure.

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Emergency Preparedness Week is May 7-13

May 8, 2017 at 10:51 AM

From the Ministry of Labour of Ontario

Let’s make Ontario workplaces and communities safer and more secure.

Ontario workplaces are encouraged to include occupational health and safety in their emergency plans:

  • Protective measures must be in place and available during disasters.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act compliance is required at all times.
  • Advance planning can reduce disaster losses and keep workers and workplaces safe by identifying and mitigating hazards.

For more information click below.