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October 3, 2017 - Walk onto any construction site and you’re bound to encounter silica dust, well recognized as a potential occupational disease hazard.
September 25, 2017 – Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is proud to announce it is now accepting applications for the 2017 Joe Bunting and J.D. Chick scholarships, each valued at $3,000.00. To support the future of the industry, ORBA offers financial assistance to students in civil engineering and technology programs in the form of two scholarships.
September 5, 2017 - If you're a knowledgeable, talented speaker with something timely to say, now is the time to speak up.
August 15, 2017 – Disruptive innovation (think Uber) is here to stay and the heavy equipment industry is not immune. However, equipment manufacturers and distributors can recognize and leverage disruptive innovations and create new value to stay in business and prosper.
July 31, 2018 - The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is calling for presentation proposals for its 2018 Conference and AGM. Want to speak to the leaders of our industry on some of the hottest and latest topics? Then submit an abstract for the OSSGA Conference Call for Speakers.
July 14, 2017 - A credit course - PLAN 474 / 674 – Aggregate Resources Planning, Development and Management – first introduced in 2015 at the University of Waterloo, is being offered again in  the Fall term of 2017 as an elective in the School of Planning. The course exposes participants to a variety of topics associated with aggregate resources, important but contentious issues in planning and resource management in Ontario and elsewhere. It is believed that PLAN 474 / 674 is still the first of its kind in Ontario, and possibly in Canada. Financial support for the course was provided by The Ontario Aggregate Resources Corporation (TOARC), and is gratefully acknowledged. 
October 11, 2017 - GSSI, a world leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, offers comprehensive training programs for new and existing customers on how to use GSSI equipment safely and effectively in the field. Classes are available for the complete range of GSSI products and is conducted by a team of four full time trainers.
July 28, 2017 - As compared to conventional concrete products, polymer concrete products have been shown to display a superior compressive strength as well as impact strength.
June 26, 2017 - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Digger Derrick Safety Manual with new and expanded content on safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown, and maintenance precautions.
May 8, 2017 – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now offering a full range of online courses in construction through its partnership with Buildforce Canada to members and non-members.
April 10, 2017 – Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its 2017 Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Technology Scholarships, each valued at $2,000.00.
September 22, 2016 - British Columbia is at a crossroads, so to speak. There are many important infrastructure projects that are needed to improve and expand the province’s transportation network. Roads, highways, bridges, railways, ports and airports are all essential for moving people and goods. An efficient transportation network is the key foundation of a strong economy and it allows our businesses to be more competitive, creates jobs and stimulates economic growth.
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.  
May 3, 2017 - On May 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) will be hosting a webinar titled, “Building Beyond Compliance - Advancing a Safety Culture.”

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