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2017 OSSGA CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
On February 15-17, 2017, our Brock Aggregates team attended the 2017 OSSGA Conference and Annual General Meeting which took place at the Westin Ottawa Hotel in Ottawa. As the country commemorates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, OSSGA created an agenda with a great cast of Canadian industry presenters, keynote speakers, and entertainers.
HEALTH & SAFETY AT THE AGGREGATE PIT
At an aggregate pit, workers are exposed to a number of hazards: machinery failure, obstacles in the way, noise and dust, uneven ground, slips/trips/falls, and more. As an aggregate manufacturer with several operating pits throughout southern Ontario, Brock Aggregates treats safety with utmost importance.
THE EVOLUTION OF AN AGGREGATE PIT
Over the next 25 years, the GTA is expected to need 2.5 billion tonnes of aggregate. Unlike other types of land uses, such as industrial and residential areas which have much more flexibility, aggregates are only found in places where nature put them. Aggregates, including sand, stone, gravel, and limestone, are reserved deep inside the ground from which they have to be extracted.
FROM AGGREGATES TO COMMUNITIES
We may not realize it, but we use aggregates every single day. In fact, on average, approximately 164 million tonnes of aggregates are used in Ontario each year. That’s about 14 tonnes per person! But what exactly are aggregates and where do they come from?
If you haven’t already read our last Earthco blog, check out or latest post on Toronto’s oasis within the city, Evergreen Brick Works. Earthco’s material donations have been used in building and sustaining the Children’s Garden, a place where kids can play and learn about nature. In addition to the soil, mulch, and compost donations, Brock Aggregates has also been doing its part by donating river stone and sand for this unique playground. The Children’s Garden offers kids a multisensory experience and the freedom to explore, build, and play with the natural elements, but how do the kids directly benefit?
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