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.
Register Online Now!
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.
Nominations for the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute's Meritorious Service Awards are now open. Please take a moment to nominate your favorite drycleaning professional using their easy online form. (NOTE: You might get a "script error" when you click the link. Just click "yes" and it will continue to the page.)
Awards will be presented at the Clean Show in Atlanta, GA, April 16-19.
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.
The National Post headline said it all... "Auto body shops and
dry cleaners among polluters killiing 120 people each year."
Obviously, the information was not correct, but in reading the story, it became obvious the facts listed there didn't even add up to the headline! OFA Executive Director Sid Chelsky immediately wrote to The National Post, outlining the concerns the article raised. Read more about it here.
This honour is given to longtime industry professionals chosen by OFA. Read Dick's response by clicking here.
If you have more than 700 litres of PERC onsite (having a second machine will probably put you over the threshhold) you are required to file an additional report on PERC usage, etc.
Click the documents below to read the regulations.