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Robinson Solutions, Kingston, hosted the September EMC event and members were joined by Allen Line, PSR Inspections Inc. of Ottawa for a lively and enlightening discussion re: Pre-Start Safety Reviews – both machine and racking related. Machine guarding was a hot topic. Allen shared information re: Racking Safety with members. Allen also shared his extensive personal experience with both racking and machinery requirements for pre-starts as well as examples of “the good”, “the bad” and “the ugly” situatio


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Brockville SIG - Beyond Budgeting

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Brockville EMC members were treated to a new approach to the budgeting & forecasting process this month at an SIG hosted by Hewitt (Brockville) Ltd. and held at St. Lawrence College. Nicole St-Aubin, Aim Consulting, spoke to this Consortium last year re: Performance Management & KPIs. She was asked to return this year to address the topic of Budgeting and Forecasting. Budgeting is one of those processes that stats show takes about 4 months and 20-30% of senior management staff time according to Nicole’s


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United Counties/Cornwall member companies gathered at Dynamic Closures, Long Sault for the yearly privilege of sharing a VERY stimulating presentation and discussion with Charles (Chuck) Hofley, lawyer with the Ottawa office of the Hicks Morley law firm. Chuck gave us an update on legislative changes to the Employment Standards Act as well as OHSA news. A number of case law developments were outlined and discussed – as Chuck noted, 2008 was a “Supreme Year” with many employment related decisions being ma


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Ottawa Valley member companies gathered at Scapa North America, Renfrew for the yearly privilege of sharing a very stimulating presentation and discussion with Andrew McCreary, lawyer with the Ottawa office of the Hicks Morley law firm. Andrew gave us an update on legislative changes to the Employment Standards Act as well as OHSA news. A number of case law developments were outlined and discussed – as Andrew noted, 2008 was a “Supreme Year” with many employment related decisions being made by the Suprem



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