Education

The ASGA AGM and Tradeshow is our biggest event of the year, and we are excited to show you a sneak peek at our planned speaker/session list for the event. Please note that our speaker/session line-up is subject to change and the below list includes only what we have confirmed thus far. A full agenda of the AGM with time slots will be distributed in mid-December. 
The 2019 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show is approaching this March 28 and 29 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. With event preparation in full force, visitor registration is now live and the expanded exhibit floor is closing in on sold-out status.
PaveTech’s call for proposals is officially open!
Canada’s largest trade event for the heavy equipment industry is making its return to Mississauga’s International Centre this March 28 and 29, 2019. As part of its 22nd year, the event is planning a variety of special pavilions and activities for all corners of the industry.
It is official: recreational marijuana is legal in Canada with effect from October 17. With that comes a patchwork of jurisdictional laws establishing where and how marijuana products will be sold and used by consumers.
General registration for the Alberta Sand & Gravel Association’s 2019 Annual General Meeting is now open.
What is silica? When you consider the many hazards workers face on a construction site, you probably wouldn’t think that dust poses too much of a danger to health. Well, think again. Many workplace activities that create dust can expose workers to airborne silica.
The construction industry has seen steady growth over the past decade, fuelled by significant building and infrastructure projects. However, finding skilled crane and heavy equipment operators has proven to be increasingly difficult. For example, a 2017 poll indicated that over 75 per cent of construction firms were having trouble finding skilled equipment operators.
In a recent Ontario case, a concrete subcontractor hired to form and pour a concrete slab drove stakes into to the aggregate base, below. The stakes punctured a storm water drainage pipe, which later backed up through the penetrations into the finished building.
Workers using personal fall protection systems sometimes instinctively grasp their systems’ rope grabs during falls. Some commercially available rope grabs are manufactured with “anti-panic” features that enable the rope grabs to work properly by locking onto the lifeline even when they are grasped. Some workers use Prusik slings as rope grabs. A Prusik sling, however, does not have an anti-panic feature. Therefore, grasping a sling’s Prusik knot can prevent the knot from tightening around the lifeline, allowing the worker to fall.
April 18, 2018 – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its Civil Engineering and Civil Technology Scholarships.
December 6, 2017 - Companies constantly strive to make their businesses more productive and efficient.
October 31, 2017 – A free webinar aimed at simplifying audit preparation will be presented Nov. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
October 16, 2017 - When you consider the many hazards workers face on a construction site, you probably wouldn’t think that dust poses too much a danger to health. Well, think again. Silica dust, which contains microscopic particles of crystalline silica can permanently damage your lungs over time, leading to diseases such as silicosis and lung cancer.
October 11, 2017 - Drone data is being used by leading mining companies all over the world to save time and money, while increasing safety. From waste rock material management to mine planning, companies are seeing a strong ROI.
August 14, 2017 - Kespry is hosting its “Using Drone Data for Aggregates Inventory Management” webinar on August 17 at 11 a.m. PST.
August 1, 2017 - Conveyors are one of the best productivity-enhancing tools available. Yet, conveyor-related injuries can cost employers millions of dollars annually and could be prevented with the right training, preparation and safety precautions.
July 5, 2017 - CarriersEdge, a leading provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, is hosting an “ROI” webinar at 1 p.m. EST on July 11. The hour-long program, which includes the opportunity for audience questions, can help fleets determine if an online training program is a right fit for the company.  

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