The Ontario Fabricare Association is open to all fabricare professionals in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. Our mission is to foster and encourage professionalism, ethical conduct and ongoing development within the fabricare industry in our province.
Ontario Fabricare Association in partnership with Seneca College is planning a Symposium on the dry cleaning industry, which will take place on Sunday, October 15th following the OFA Conference on Saturday, October 14th. The plan is to podcast the Symposium event across Canada to all interested parties. Videos on the Safe Handling of Perchloroethylene, Alternative Solvents and Wet Cleaning will be shown followed by presentations from the various different solvents and systems including a question and answer period.
More information will be posted as plans are finalized.
Sid Chelsky, Executive Director of OFA, will be spending most of his time in the Fabricare Canada booth (#3501) at the show, and will be available to answer questions about OFA, and to hear your concerns about industry issues. Take advantage of the chance to talk with Sid, sign up to be an OFA member, or discuss the industry.
Two fliers full of offers for you, from business cards and door hangers to brochure printing, gift packaging, and more. Check out the savings! Files are linked below.
The Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, gave the opening address at our OFA Conference 2016 on June 16. The conference was a great success, and we expect further meetings with the Minister and cooperation between our association and the government on issues that concern us both.
From the meeting, left to right: Rob McConnell, Brad Maxwell, The Honourable Glen Murray, Sidney Chelsky.
-- Prohibit employers from trying to prevent workers reporting workplace injury or illness to the WSIB by making it an offence to do so.
-- Increase maximum corporate penalties from $100,000 to $500,000 for conviction of an offence under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act such as knowingly providing a false or misleading statement to the Board or willfully failing to inform the Board of a material change in circumstance in connection with an obligation of the employer under the Act within 10 days of the change.
-- In addition, if an employee is injured OFF the job, the employer must accommodate the employee to the point of undue hardship for the business upon the employee's return to work. (This is human rights legislation.)
Check with your legal counsel if you have questions about how you are handling employee injuries on or off the job. If you have the Legal Defense benefit through OFA, you have access to legal advice at all times.
Now is the time to stock up on everything you need while saving 15% on any NEBS product. (Some restrictions apply.) Items include cheques and forms, promotional proejcts and print marketing. Click to read the procedure for getting your discount, then call or shop online. Offer good through December 31, 2016.
OFA posts the Fair Claims procedure and information for customer convenience on this website, and now also has it posted in French. Click to view or refer a customer to the Guide. (Click here for French).
Ontario Fabricare Association in partnership with Seneca College is planning a Symposium on the dry cleaning industry, which hopefully will take place this fall. Our plan is to podcast the event across Canada to all interested parties. More information will be posted as plans are finalized.
An excellent bulletin about customer service and how you can improve your company's interactions with customers. Used here with permission from Ian Harris of South Africa. Click here to read it as a PDF file.
A new regulation will require health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The regulation comes into force July 1, 2014. the training is done on an individual basis.
Please visit the website http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/ to begin your training.
This is required by all individuals and subject to audit inspection by the ministry of labour.
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