Facility Forum Magazine
The SPRING 2019 issue is available on a fully interactive platform optimized for mobile reading. That means whether you are at your desk or on the go, your magazine is easy to access and even more comfortable to read. The new reading view makes reading easy with scrolling articles that automatically adjust to display content legibly on your screen. This reader-friendly view also guarantees you don’t ever have to strain your eyes looking at magnified images.
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New Recreation Facilities Asset Management (RFAM) Web Site
The ORFA is excited to join our partners at Marmak in announcing the release of the new RFAM website which better presents capabilities and advancements made in this invaluable asset management tool. The RFAM tool is available to ORFA members as a benefit of membership. More
Use of Fog Machines
As all of Canada celebrates a Raptor’s NBA Championship win, the energy outside the Scotia Bank Place in Jurassic Park is a highlight of most telecasts which includes the use of a fog machine to add to the atmosphere. As users often try to repeat what they have seen on TV it is important to set guidelines. See the Ministry of Labour information on the use of fog machines. More
Changes to Regulation 851
Effective July 1, 2019, amendments to various provisions of Regulation 851 (Industrial Establishments) have been approved that will help modernize workplace health and safety requirements. They will increase flexibility by:
This past week marked another first for the ORFA, as an instructional team crossed into the United Kingdom (UK) to deliver an Ice Making and Painting Technologies course at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England. The course was as much a learning experience for the ORFA team as participants shared their unique and varied operational challenges and solutions. ORFA staff noted this unique approach to plant room entry awareness. Watch for a full article on this event in a future issue of Facility Forum.
Owner Receives Jail Time for Failure to Comply with OHSA
The ORFA continues to remind all members that the stakes are real for non-compliance of regulated obligations. A positive health and safety culture starts with knowing responsibilities. Consider ORFA’s Legal Awareness courses as the first step toward our industry governance obligations. More