E-News 2018



Release Date

  • Accessible Parks and Facilities
  • The Removal of All Indigenous Symbols From Sports Teams and Facilities
  • ALERT – Recommending Ammonia Refrigeration Plant Exhaust Fan Design/Maintenance and Emergency Discharge Location Assessment
December 20
  • Reminder: Working at Heights Training
  • Protect Workers from the Flu
  • WHMIS Compliance
  • Recreation Facility Asset Management (RFAM) is now “Internet of Things” (IOT) Ready
 December 3
  • Recreation Facility Asset Management Survey
 November 19
  • Announcing ORFA Board of Directors (2019-2020 Term of Office)
 November 9


Release Date

  • Cannabis Legalization and Workplace Safety
  • The 3 Biggest Ways Physical Activity Can Improve Your Life Today
  • AED Recall Notice
October 26
  • Municipal Guide To Cannabis Legalization
  • ORFA Discussion Board
  • MSD - Work Shouldn't Hurt
  • PSHSA Webinar: What are the Workplace Health and Safety Requirements for Volunteers?
    November 8, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm 
 October 22
  • FREE ORFA WEBINAR Designing an Effective Refrigeration Plant Maintenance Plan
  • RHFAC Accessibility Assessor Training at George Brown College, Toronto, October 25 – 28, 2018 & November 8 – 11, 2018
 October 15
  • Reminder: Thanksgiving Day is a Statutory Holiday
  • Reporting Workplace Incidents and Structural Hazards

  • ORFA Joins NSPF® as a Partner in the 1st Annual World Aquatic Health Broadcast Event!

 September 28
  • ORFA Board of Director – Nomination Reminder
  • Responding to Regulation 565: Public Pools Operational Changes
  • Safety Advisory - BPV and Fuels Safety with Pipeline Systems
 September 21
  • Unpermitted Use of Recreation Facilities
  • 20 Other Factors Identified in Fernie Accident
 September 10


Release Date

  • The Need for an Asset Management Plan
  • Ministry of Labour Fines
  • Reminder: Labour Day is a Statutory Holiday
  • Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility – Free Webinar
August 24
  • Investigation Report Ammonia Release — Fernie Memorial Arena
  • Operational Awareness and Potential Impact of Modified-Ice Games (which includes cross-ice or half-ice)
  • “Clear and Beautiful” - Edmonton says chemical-free swimming pool is first in Canada
  • The Wisdom of the World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) is Coming to the Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls, Ontario
 August 15
  • Heat Stress Tool - WSIB
  • In Case of Injury or Illness at Work
  • The 2018 Participaction Report Card On Physical Activity For Children And Youth
  • Guilty of Distracted Driving
  • ZAMBONI – Safety Update
 July 27
  • ORFA Tools At Work
  • Did You Know… Where Do MOL Fines Go?
  • Licensed To Play
 June 19
  • Guidelines and Best Practices New New Releases
  • About To Change A Florescent Light?
  • Public Health Inspection Reports 
    Available On-line

  • Water Wheelchairs Coming to Vancouver Beaches this Summer
  • Update To Provincial Fines
 June 11


Release Date

  • Municipal Greenhouse Gas Fund
  • Health Officials Warn to Guard Against Ticks as Weather Warms
May 25
  • BPV CAD: Proposed Amendments for Public Consultation
  • Are you a BPV Owner? Know someone who is?
  • Reminder: Victoria Day is a Statutory Holiday
  • May is National Hearing Awareness Month
May 18
  • 1st Health & Safety Manslaughter Charge
  • Ice Rink Inspection Blitz Leaves Some B.C. Arenas Facing Hefty Bills

  • City of Fernie Takes RCMP to Court Over Records Linked to Fatal Ammonia Leak

  • Workplace Inspection Blitzes & Initiatives

May 14
  • Last Chance To Register for ORFA's Annual Professional Development Program
  • Creating a Refrigeration Plant Service and Maintenance Plan
  • Canadians Know They Are Not Active Enough and Even 84% Say They Fell Responsible For Their Inactivity - so what's holding them back?
April 17
  • Best Practices for Keeping Venues, Staff and Patrons Safe
  • Updated "Know Your Rights" Video
April 9
  • Take the NHL Greener Rinks Survey
  • New Rules Mandating Equal Pay for Equal Work to Come Into Effect April 1
  • Working at Heights Certification Expires After 3 Years
  • Reminder: Good Friday is a Statutory Holiday
  • Gender Accomodation
 March 29
  • Facility Forum Magazine Spring Digital Edition Available Now
  • Kraft Hockeyville - Your Vote Counts!
  • New Chief Prevention Officer
 March 21
  • Ice Arena Refrigeration Safety Webinar
  • Personal Emergency Leave
  • Rick Hanson Foundation - Leadership Forum
  • Occupational Health and Safety Law
 March 5


Release Date

  • ORFA Refrigeration Plant Survey
  • TSSA Certificate of Inspection (COI) Fees for Boiler and Pressure Vessels (BPVs) to Come Into Effect on July1/2018
  • Ministry of Labour - Regulation 851
February 16
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) - Best Practice Update
  • Health Protection and Promotion Act - R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 565 Public Pools
  • Proposed Changes to the Operating Engineers Regulation
  • How is Your Workplace Violence and Harassment Knowledge?
  • NHL Greeen
February 5

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