Welcome to CARAHS

coverimageWe’re a member-based association that provides the self-employed with education, training & other tools to protect them from the risk of fines, job site closures & prosecution under the OHSA.

CARAHS has been featured in the latest edition of Canadian Contractor!  Steve Payne wrote a great article regarding who we are and what we do here at CARAHS.  We encourage you to check it out if you have not done so already! Click Here


LATEST BLOG POST

Just what our industry needed next: Cheap, crappy Chinese shingles

Chinese-knock-off-brands-2-540x404These knock-off shingles are much lighter than Canadian-made, CSA-approved shingles from reputable manufacturers. Use them at your extreme peril.

By Alec Caldwell June 2015

From the land of stinky, toxic drywall, knock-off Chinese exporters are at it again. Now they want you to nail a bunch of substandard garbage to your customers’ roofs.

Container loads of Chinese asphalt shingles are just now arriving in Canada. They’re way below the quality Canadian manufacturers have to follow under CSA standards. Read More


FEATURED BLOG POST


What Does “Adequate” Training in Construction Really Mean?

Whats-adequateGlassHalfFull_6241928_SMALLER_0-200x300You have to be “adequately” trained on Fall Protection, no matter what type of construction jobsite you are working on. If you can’t prove you are trained in this area, you risk fines, prosecution and job site closure.

By Alec Caldwell June 2015

If we were to assemble a group of individual construction workers around a table and asked them to describe what the word adequate means to them, I bet we’d have many different takes on it.

Trying to find some clarity to this word, I checked my dictionary. Adequate means “enough,” “sufficient,” decent” and “satisfactory,” among other meanings. So it’s clear there are many different takes on this word.

Why does the meaning of the word adequate matter, to you, the contractor? Read More


FEATURED E-COURSE

Heat Stress 1Heat Stress Awareness
Heat stroke is a serious side effect of heat stress and attributes to at least 300 deaths per year. If you are exposed to heat in your work environment—for example, if you work outside—the risk of heat stress illness and injury needs serious attention. This online Heat Stress Awareness course will help increase your understanding of the causes and impact of heat stress and will help you identify strategies and equipment to help prevent injury.

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