Safety top of mind at OSSGA conference

By |  January 30, 2017
OSSGA's 2017 Operations, Healthy & Safety Seminar was Jan. 25-26.

OSSGA’s 2017 Operations, Healthy & Safety Seminar was Jan. 25-26.

The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) held its annual Operations, Health & Safety Seminar on Jan. 25-26 in Toronto.

More than 250 people attended the two-day event, which featured a number of industry speakers, educational sessions and a supplier expo at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel.

Among those who spoke at the event was special guest Curtis Weber, who shared his triumph of overcoming a tragic 1999 event on a construction site that forced the amputation of two of his limbs and left him with third- and fourth-degree burns over 60 percent of his body.

Safety was a common theme across other presentations, as well. Jamie Stuckless of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition and Brian Pearce of the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association delivered remarks about distracted driving and the importance of road safety. In addition, Rick Schulist of the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry covered a number of recent regulations changes that affect aggregate producers.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or

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