The Utility Contractors Association of Ontario, Inc. negotiates and administers the collective agreements with the Labourers and the Operating Engineers in the utility sector of the construction industry in Ontario. The Association, formed in 1968, presently has ten contractor members and thirty four associate (supplier) members.
TSSA is a not-for-profit, self-funded organization dedicated to enhancing public safety. With headquarters in Toronto, TSSA employs approximately 380 staff, 70 percent of whom work in operations. Governed by a 13-member board of directors, TSSA is accountable to the Ontario government, the residents of Ontario and its other stakeholders.
The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) was formed as a task force with the mandate to validate the “Best Practices” in connection with prevention of damage to underground facilities. The Best Practices developed by the ORCGA represent a dynamic statement of the type of activities that ORCGA believes would provide optimum levels of diligence towards preventing damage to underground infrastructure.
Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA)
IHSA is the leading developer and provider of prevention solutions for work environments involving high-risk activities such as working at heights, working with high voltage electricity, driving motor vehicles, transportation of dangerous goods, suspended access, and hoisting and rigging.
The role of the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is to enhance public electrical safety in Ontario. ESA evolved from Ontario Hydro's Electrical Inspection Division in 1999 to assume a broad mandate for public electrical safety in Ontario. Since that time, ESA has maintained the importance of electrical inspection, while responding to emerging safety concerns associated with Ontario's changing electricity environment.
Labourers' International Union of North America (LiUNA), Local 183
The Labourer's International Union of North America (LiUNA) - is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest growing union of construction workers, waste management workers, show service workers and healthcare workers in Canada.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 353
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 750,000 active members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.