E-News 2019

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March/April

Release Date

  • Day of Mourning, April 28th
  • Slips, Trips and Falls Awareness
  •  Refrigeration Header Support Inspections
  • A/UTV’s at Work Require Operator Training
  • TSSA Fuel Certificates Regulation
  • Reminder To Register for ORFA’s Annual Professional Development Program
April 24
  • Facility Alert – Reminder: Safe Use and Storage of Portable Soccer Goalposts
  • Reminder - Work Vehicle No Smoking Signs: Are You Current?
  • What’s That Smell – Probably the Snow Pit
  • Reminder of Required Off-Season Refrigeration Plant Monitoring
  • ORFA Artificial Ice Out Guideline
  • Ice Net Pegs Are Not Mandatory
  • TSSA - Operating Engineers Regulation Open for Consultation
April 15
  • Reminder - Outdoor Rinks Are Just Not Winter Facilities
  • Reminder - Work Vehicles No Smoking Signs: Are You Current?
  • Grounds Operations And Maintenance
  • You Have Two Ears And One Chance To Save Them
  • The Real Role Of Workplace Health And Safety Boards
April 8
  • In Ontario a Designated Pool Spa Operator = A Certified Aquatic Technician (CAT)
  • Did You Know that in Unattended Refrigeration Plants
  • Recreation Facilities Environmental Waste Compliance Guidelines
  • Facility Emergency Communication Systems
  • Looking for Member Feedback On Impact of Cross Ice or Half Ice Programs to Operations
  • Temporary Performance/Event Structures Safety Guideline Reminder
April 1
  • How Does Humidity Affect Surface Preparation and Coating?
  • Recreation Facility Boiler, Electrical and Mechanical Room Safety
  • Falls Awareness and Prevention
  • CMAHC Indoor Aquatic Air Quality Survey
  • Winter Weather Alerts
March 22
  • ORFA Leadership Post Fernie Tragedy
  • Cell Phone Use At Gas Dispensers
  • Canada Set to Lose 9,000 Churches, Warns National Heritage Group
March 15
  • Asbestos in Drywall Compound Risk
  • Safe Work Practices for Chlorine
  • West Ferris Arena Closed as a Caution
March 8

January/February

Release Date

  • Asset Management Central
  • ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge
  • Study Aims to Prove that Hockey Rinks are a Welcome Place for All Canadians
  • Refrigerant Solutions
February 22
  • NEW! Aquatic Facility Operations Course
  • ORFA Current Professional Designation Holders
  • Why Curling Ice is Different Than Other Ice
  • Reminder: Family Day
  • Survey: Ontario Tourism Strategy - Industry
  • Employment Standards Poster Updated
February 13
  • Recent Facility Emergencies Highlights Need For Emergency Preparedness
  • Snow Load and Structural Integrity Reminder
  • Ice Resurfacer Safety
  • Head Protection Becoming Common in Curling Community
 February 6
  • ORFA Professional Designation
    Recertification Process
  • Occupational Health and Safety in Ontario
  • Legacy Started at Maple Leaf Gardens Lives On
  • Canadians Anxious About Accessibility Issues As They Age
  • Outdoor Soccer Nets
  • Used Equipment Wanted
 January 29