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Industrial Exception” Becomes Permanent in Ontario

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The “Indus­tri­al Excep­tion” The “Indus­tri­al Excep­tion” is a clause in the Ontario Pro­fes­sion­al Engin­eer­’s Act that per­mits unli­censed people to do work nor­mally reserved for licenced engin­eers. Ontario is the only Cana­dian Province or Ter­rit­ory to have this kind of excep­tion. Ontario Fall Eco­nom­ic Out­look The Ontario Gov­ern­ment com­mit­ted to main­tain­ing the “indus­tri­al excep­tion” in the Pro­fes­sion­al […]

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2013 Holiday Shutdown

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Com­pli­ance inSight Con­sult­ing and the Machinery Safety 101 blog will be clos­ing down for the Hol­i­day Sea­son from 23-Dec-2013 until we re-open on 6‑Jan-2014. Have a won­der­ful Hol­i­day Sea­son and a Happy New Years cel­eb­ra­tion! We look for­ward to work­ing with you all in the the New Year! All the Best from the MS101 team! Doug Nix […]

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Fall Courses Posted!

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Fall 2012 Sem­inars! I prom­ised in an earli­er post this sum­mer that we would be launch­ing open enrol­ment courses this fall, and we’ve done it! We have all of our cur­rent sem­inars lis­ted on the Com­pli­ance InSight Train­ing pages. We are offer­ing two courses this fall in three loc­a­tions. They are: Octo­ber, Kit­chen­er, Ontario – […]

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Fukushima Dai Ichi – Live

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In a recent post on his For­bes blog, Edis­on 2.0, Osha Gray Dav­id­son con­nects read­ers to a live web­cam installed by TEPCO at the Fukushi­ma Dai Ichi nuc­le­ar plant. That web­cam has since been replaced by two cam­er­as, one look­ing at the site from the Unit 1 side and the oth­er from the Unit 4 side [Ed. Note: added […]

Canada

Manufacturing Automation Round Table

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On Septem­ber 21st, I par­ti­cip­ated in a round table dis­cus­sion sponsored by Man­u­fac­tur­ing Auto­ma­tion magazine. We covered a lot of ground in the dis­cus­sions, touch­ing on har­mon­iz­a­tion of machinery safety stand­ards, applic­a­tion of OHS laws and the abil­ity of man­u­fac­tur­ers and employ­ers to com­ply with require­ments, and a lot more. We had some great people around the table for […]

Canada

ESA Manufacturer’s Registration Deadline postponed

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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Ontario ESA Man­u­fac­tur­ers Registry

If you’ve been fol­low­ing the dis­cus­sions on the EMC/PSTC list serv­er and else­where about the ESA Man­u­fac­turer­’s registry in Ontario, you may not be aware that ESA has dropped the August 30 dead­line for regis­tra­tion. It seems that the Ontario Gov­ern­ment and ESA are review­ing the dead­line fol­low­ing a cab­in­et shake-up at Queen’s Park. There is no word on when or if the dead­line will be rein­stated. Need to know