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something that can be improved," said Blair
Chalmers. "We implement those ideas, and
look for more at our monthly safety training
sessions; where everyone shares what they've
seen and learned on our job sites."
One ongoing benefit of being a COR-accredited
company is that Rutherford Contracting is proactively identifying and resolving workplace safety
issues before they are spotted by Ministry of
Labour inspectors. "In the past, we had a job in
Lindsay where one wall of an electrical room was
demolished, leaving this still active area open
to all workers, in violation of the law," Chalmers

said. "Today, thanks to COR training, our people
know not to make this mistake or a host of others, none of which are obvious in themselves."
The bottom line: "Some people say my general contracting company is too small to be
able to become COR-accredited," said Blair
Chalmers. "My answer is that everyone can
benefit from achieving and maintaining this
health & safety standard. After all, education
is the best tool that you can have to minimize
risk in the construction industry - and when
it comes to safety, no tool can match COR
training and safety management regimen." ■

business pragmatism: "We believe that, as
employers, we have a cultural and moral duty
to our employees and the sub-trades to keep
them safe," Chalmers said.
In an age where many companies pay
lip service to employee welfare, Rutherford
Contracting stands out. "In our view, people are
entitled to a basic moral respect for their safety
and well-being," said Chalmers. "Bringing our
health and safety practices up to COR standards is putting our money where our mouth is."
That said, improving Rutherford Contracting's
safety standards also provides business dividends. For instance, the company's employees
and sub-trades are motivated to do their best
work for this general, as are people in any
trade who know that their bosses genuinely
care about their well-being, and are taking
actions to prove it.
For another, by sending his people (including
all management staff) to the IHSA's Certified
Joint Health and Safety Committee training,
Blair Chalmers has reduced the company's
potential legal liability and exposure to costly
lawsuits. "When people come back from their
10-day IHSA training sessions, they return
to us with ideas on where we can enhance
safety on our projects-because there's always
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017

Chairman’s Message
President’s Message
Incoming Chair’s Message
Government Relations Report
Events
The Construction Lien Act Discussion
The New Construction Act: Coming to a Jobsite Near You
Modernizing the Construction Lien Act – Welcome Changes
Bill 142, Construction Lien Act Amendment – A Construction Owner’s Perspective
Bill 142 – Worth the Wait
Legend: Pertinent Acronyms
The Effect of Adjudication on the Construction and Legal Industries
The Proposed New Construction Act: A Dose of Realism
Employer Did Not Discriminate Against Cocaine Addict Who was Dismissed for Cause
COR Safety Certification: It’s Not just for Large Generals
Recent Decision Confirms that Notices of Claims Do Not have a “Standard Form”
Maple Reinders: After 50 Years, their Passion for Building Keeps Growing … and Growing
OGCA Golf Tournament
Associate Partners Program
Index to Advertisers
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Intro
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover1
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover2
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 3
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 4
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 5
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 6
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Chairman’s Message
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 8
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - President’s Message
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 10
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Incoming Chair’s Message
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 12
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Government Relations Report
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 14
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Events
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - The Construction Lien Act Discussion
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 17
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 18
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - The New Construction Act: Coming to a Jobsite Near You
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Modernizing the Construction Lien Act – Welcome Changes
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 21
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 22
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 23
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Bill 142, Construction Lien Act Amendment – A Construction Owner’s Perspective
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 25
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Bill 142 – Worth the Wait
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 27
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 28
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Legend: Pertinent Acronyms
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - The Effect of Adjudication on the Construction and Legal Industries
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 31
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - The Proposed New Construction Act: A Dose of Realism
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 33
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Employer Did Not Discriminate Against Cocaine Addict Who was Dismissed for Cause
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 35
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 36
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - COR Safety Certification: It’s Not just for Large Generals
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 38
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 39
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Recent Decision Confirms that Notices of Claims Do Not have a “Standard Form”
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 41
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Maple Reinders: After 50 Years, their Passion for Building Keeps Growing … and Growing
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 43
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 44
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 45
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - OGCA Golf Tournament
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 47
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Associate Partners Program
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 49
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 50
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 51
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 52
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - 53
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - Index to Advertisers
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover3
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover4
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - outsert1
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - outsert2
The Generals - Fall/Winter 2017 - outsert3
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