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GTA Construction Report quotes Norm Keith in an article on the The Ontario General Contractors Association’s petition to solve the problem of Third Party Safety Verification

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"OGCA: Legal opinion and petition encourage contractors to use COR instead of commercial verification services", GTA Construction Report

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"The petition webpage at, initiated on Nov. 6, includes a link to a Dec. 5 letter from Norm Keith, a lawyer with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, commissioned by the OGCA to research the differences between the COR designation and the third party verification services such as ISNetworld. ‘A system that requires solely the uploading of documentation to show that a company is safe is unrealistic and may provide a false sense of security to an employer,’ Keith wrote in the letter to OGCA president Clive Thurston. ‘Documentation is only one aspect of ensuring a defense of due diligence. The system must be shown to be carried out in the workplace and known by all workers.’"

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