OSSGA in the News February 28, 2023
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2021 Safety Innovation Award April 4, 2022
In 2020, OSSGA introduced the Safety Innovation Award, which recognizes innovative practices, programs and projects in Ontario’s aggregate industry. The award honours innovations that improve the health and safety of employees, subcontractors and the public in the areas of OHS management systems, health and safety training, wellness programs and culture.
TOARC Releases Completed 2020 Production Statistics March 15, 2022
TOARC has completed their Production Statistics Report for 2020.
New Winter 2022 Issue of Avenues Magazine Now Available! February 17, 2022
The Winter 2022 issue of Avenues highlights some of the main challenges facing our industry today.

Studies Show Pits & Quarries Pose No Threat to Drinking Water

November 16, 2012

The data, collected from all municipal water supplies near the case study sites, indicate that nearby aggregate operations have no adverse impact on water quality or quantity. This data backs up the results obtained from another study on water filtration which also found that pits and quarries are unlikely to pose any significant threats to groundwater. It additionally determined that after extraction, wetlands and lakes on rehabilitated sites will also have no adverse effects groundwater quality.

Ontario operators of pits and quarries take environmental issues very seriously and do everything possible to protect the quality and quantity of our water.

To download the executive summaries, please click on the links below: For more information, please contact Cynthia Robinson.