Updated: 16/04/2020

During this unprecedented time in the wake of the challenges we are facing with the COVID-19 virus, the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is taking the necessary precautions to keep our employees, members and the greater community safe.

The ORBA office is currently closed.  We remain dedicated to providing our services to our members and stakeholders. ORBA staff are working from home and we are utilizing video conferencing and conference calls to continue to conduct meetings and the day-to-day operations of ORBA.

We will continue to keep our members and stakeholders updated on the COVID-19 virus, its impacts on the industry and any future ORBA events.


Please click here to view all ORBA Bulletins and COVID-19 related communications.


Health & Safety 

ORBA in collaboration with The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), the Ontario General Contractors Association, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association, and the Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association, has developed a health and safety guide that provides practical information on best practices for job site safety, additional safety resources that are available. Please click here to view the guide.

Canadian Construction Association’s COVID-19 – Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites

Please click here for full details.

Ontario Government ‘Stop the Spread’ Business Information Hotline Now Open at 1-888-444-3659

Please click here for full details.

WSIB – COVID-19 Related Claims Costs

WSIB has determined costs associated with COVID-19 related claims will not be allocated at an employer or class level. Instead, they will be allocated on a Schedule-wide basis and there will be no change in premium rates for 2020. More information can be found on the WSIB  website including information on their financial relief package and adjudicative guidance for COVID-19 claims.

For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the provincial government and federal government websites listed below. These sites offer information on how best to protect yourself and others, facts about the virus, as well as steps taken, recommendations and requirements pertaining to the emergency.

Ministry of Labour extends working-at-heights training deadline

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is giving workers in the construction sector an extra year to renew their training if they work at heights. Please click here for full details.



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If you suspect that you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, or you begin displaying symptoms, please self-isolate and contact your health care provider or by calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.






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