Past Issues - 2016

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Archived E-News Release

November/December

Release Date

  • ORFA Annual Report
  • ORFA 2017-18 Board of Directors
  • ORFA Awards and Recognition
  • Facility Forum Magazine Winter Digital Edition
  • Ontario Bill Proposes to Create "Health and Safety Management System" under OHSA
  • BMO Field Conversion
  • Ontario Turfgrass Symposium
December 14
  • 2016 ORFA Facilities Operational Forum and Annual General Meeting 
  • Eric Lindros Honours Childhood Rink
  • Minor Hockey Foundation (Ontario)
November 24 
  • 2016 ORFA Facilities Operational Forum and Annual General Meeting
  • It's That Time of Year: Cold and Flu Season
November 16 
  • 2016 ORFA Facilities Operational Forum and Annual General Meeting
  • NHL Greener Rinks Survey
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Facility Forum Magazine Fall Digital Edition
November 4 

September/October

Release Date

  • SIRO Online Learning
  • 2017/18 Election Candidates
  • ORFA Awards and Recognition
  • Facility Forum Magazine Digital Edition - Fall
  • Outdoor Rink Survey
  • Windsor Minor Hockey Embraces An On-Ice Initiative to Improve Player Safety 
  • Fuel Safety Facts
October 29 
  • ORFA Risk Management Seminar Series
  • SIRO Online Learning
  • ORFA Board Member Nomination and Elections
  • Recreation Facility Asset Management Tool (RFAM)
October 6 
  • SIRO Online Learning
  • ORFA Board Member Nomination and Elections
  • Ontario Increases Minimum Wage
  • Healthy Workplace Month
  • New Rules of the Road
 September 30
  • ORFA Board Member Nomination and Elections
  • Facility Forum Magazine Digital Edition - Summer
  • Sexual Violence & Harassment Legislation
  • Transgender Inclusive Policy
  • Underused Arenas - Prime Time vs Non Prime Time
  • Hometime Hockey Returns
September 16 

August

Release Date

  • ORFA Board Member Nomination and Elections
  • Facility Forum Magazine Digital Edition - Summer
  • Employment Standards - Labour Day
  • Changes to WHMIS
August 29 

June/July

Release Date

  • Facility Forum Magazine Digital Edition - Summer
  • New & Young Workers Inspection Blitz
  • Protecting Outdoor Workers
July 22 
  • Facility Forum Magazine Digital Edition - Summer
  • Heat Stress
  • Mississauga Company Fined For Campaign of Abuse Against Deaf Worker
  • Staff-Council Relations Featured Video
July 15 
  • Facility Forum Magazine Digital Edition - Summer
  • Ontario 150
  • ORFA Resource Centre Highlights:
    • Risk Management
    • Health & Safety 
  • Ministry of Labour Featured Video
July 8
  • Facility Forum Magazine Digital Edition - Summer
  • Ministry of Labour - Health & Safety Checklist
  • Industry Watch Video
  • New ORFA Media Centre 
July 5
  • New ORFA Media Centre
  • Three Steps To Pass Along Regarding Identifying Official Census Enumerators
  • Facility Forum Magazine Digital Edition - Summer
June 9
  • Incident at Windsor Park Results in Policy Changes
  • Time to Reinvest in Aging Municipal Buildings
  • Facility Forum Magazine Digital Edition - Summer
June 3 

April/May

Release Date

  • The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (Intake Two)
  • Legislation Affecting Recreation Professionals
  • Facility Forum Magazine Digital Edition
 May 27
  • ORFA Professional Designations
  • What is Kraft Heinz Project Play?
  • Sun Safety At Work Canada
  • Facility Forum Magazine Digital Edition
May 20 
  • Ice Arena Registered Refrigeration Plant Inspection – Off-Season Alert
  • Recreation Facilities Asset Management Tool Released to ORFA Members
  • Lawn Mower Fatality
    • Ministry of Labour - Tractors and Other Self-Propelled Farm Equipment
    • Dangers of Roll-Overs of Riding Mowers
  • Lyme Disease Awareness
 May 16
  • Resource Highlights
    • First Aid Misconceptions
    • Refrigeration Plant Room Inspection – Off Season
  • The 2016 Census
  • 2016 EXPO Draw Winner
May 6
  • Facility Forum Digital Magazine
  • National Day of Mourning
  • 2016-17 Inspection Blitz Announced 
April 15
  • NEW! Municipal Risk Management Strategies for Today’s Litigious Society
  • It’s Playoff Time – Patron Hearing Protection Through a NO Air Horn Policy
  • A Guide to Occupational Health and Safety
April 1

March

Release Date

  • Annual Professional Development Program
  • Current Certified Ice Technicians 
March 24
  • Facility Alert – Wheeled Skate-Guards
  • Related Resources
  • Enhanced Resource Centre
March 18
  • Safe Operation of Machinery
  • Results: New and Young Workers Blitz 2015
  • I Just ‘Wanna Be’ An Ice Resurfacer Driver
  • The Key To Perfect Curling Ice
March 10

January/February

Release Date

  • February 29th is the 17th Annual International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Day
  • TSSA Examination Requirements
  • RBC Learn to Play Introductory Webinar
  • The Canadian Guidelines Consensus Task Force
February 26
  • Proposed Amendments to the Customer Service Standard 
  • TSSA Examination Requirements 
  • Ice Resurfacer Incident at Red Wings Game 
  • I.B. Storey US Inc. Appoints New Account Executive 
February 14 
  • Canadian Infrastructure Report Card 
  • The Role of Sport in Education 
  • Sunrise Propane fined $5.3M for deadly blast – failing to provide training noted as primary cause
 January 29
  • The Canada 150 Fund 
  • New Noise Regulation 
  • The War On Shinny Rinks
 January 18
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