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Ireland and Canada Enhance International Mobility for Crane Operators

A Memorandum of Understanding between SOLAS (An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna) and BC Association for Crane Safety (BCACS) was signed in Dublin, Ireland on September 16th, 2015. The MOU allows for the mutual recognition of Mobile Crane Operator and Tower Crane Operator credentials. Click here for the official trade release.

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SCC CHRSC Rigging Report Now Available Online

The primary objective of the Industry Report on Standards Referenced in Canadian Regulations for the Hoisting and Rigging Industry is to provide relevant and up-to-date standards information to the CHRSC and its stakeholders, to assist in the identification of areas where harmonization and alignment efforts across jurisdictions may benefit industry from safety, mobility and economic perspectives.

The full report is available at the following URLs:
https://www.scc.ca/en/hoisting-rigging-report
https://www.scc.ca/fr/rapport-levage-montage

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New Incoming Chair of CHRSC Announced

The Canadian Hoisting and Rigging Safety Council (CHRSC) has announced Tim Bennett from Northern Crane Services Group as the incoming Chair of the Council. Tim has accepted the nomination and has assumed the role. He congratulates Fraser Cocks on his accomplishments as the Chair of the Council over the past two years. Tim looks forward to continuing to build on the momentum and initiatives the Council has put in place and is currently working on.

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T.J. (Tim) Bennett, CRSP, CHSC,COHC
Tim brings a wealth of diverse experience to the role of Chair. He is currently the Vice President of HSE, Technical Training and Quality with NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services.
Tim has over 20 years of experience in senior leader roles representing; public, private industry and regulatory portfolios. During a span of 12 years, Tim represented employers with the Alberta Government as the Chair of the Occupational Health & Safety Council. The OHS Council is responsible for the Alberta OHS Code as well as the quasi-judicial tribunal for appeals of orders issued by the Government.
Tim’s experience has crossed a large span of industry during his time with Enbridge Pipelines Inc., North American Construction Group, Gibson Energy to even a former career as a professional firefighter/EMT with the City of Spruce Grove.
In addition to a number of professional safety designations and formal education, Tim holds professional member status with the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Tim has been the Vice Chair for the last two years of the Canadian Hoisting and Rigging Safety Council, is an active member of the board of SkillPlan and has sat on a large number of committees/agencies and other associations.

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Executive Committee Geographic Representation Grows

CENOVUS was the site of the May 29th Executive Committee Meeting. Executive Committee participation has been expanded and now represents industry representation from all jurisdictions in Canada. This has been a continuing effort in order to provide the necessary industry people resources to support and contribute to the various council initiatives. Efforts are continuing to add additional appropriate representation for Quebec and the Maritimes.

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CHRSC Meets with COEJATC

Meeting with IUOE Canadian Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Council (COEJATC), Tuesday March 18, 2014 (Ottawa) CHRSC was invited to address COEJATC by the Canadian Regional Director, IUOE and Co-Chair of COEJATC.  The purpose of the invitation was to afford the members of COEJATC the opportunity to ask questions regarding CHRSC initiatives and direction.  A brief synopsis of CHRSC activities and rationales was presented which followed by general discussion and questions.  The meeting was held at the Ottawa office of the IUOE. We also were invited to sit in on a briefing regarding the new Canada Job Grant program.  This was an informative briefing regarding national apprenticeship funding.  The briefing was delivered by the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy for the Office of the Minister of Employment and Social Development.

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