Brothers and Sisters,

As a Local representing more than 18,000 crane and heavy equipment operators and other skilled workers in all sectors of the construction industry across the province of Ontario and the territory of Nunavut, the fight for safer workplaces remains our number one priority.

On March 20th, 2023, 352 charges were laid in connection with an unlicensed crane inspection service under the name AJ Ontario Hoist Inspections in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. The press release by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) can be found HERE.

In order to ensure the crane you’re operating is inspected by a licensed professional engineer or a firm holds a certificate of authorization (C of A), search the directories of practitioners (licence and C of A holders) at

To report unlicensed individuals and unauthorized companies, contact PEO’s enforcement hotline at 416-840-1444 or 1-800-339-3716, ext. 1444, or email

We are all responsible for ensuring workplace safety and accident prevention. Stay aware, stay safe.

Fraternally yours,

Mike Gallagher,
Business Manager