Safety Achievement Awards

Ira McDonald Construction Ltd. is committed to ensuring a safe work environment for all employees, sub trades and clients. Safety is a value that we are most proud of and will continue to work on as part of IMC’s continuous improvement.

IMC had the pleasure of recently being recognized for our continual safety efforts at an annual event held by the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA).  We were thrilled to receive our latest ‘Distinguished Achievement in Health & Safety’ Award.  The certificate illustrates our 25 years / 767,211 Hours of achieving a Zero Injury Frequency (1990-2015).  IMC was delighted to share this moment with the over 150 people who attended the event, held at the end of September.

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Also presented during the event were League of Champions jerseys and charters to the latest members of the league by Rob Ellis, Frank Perricone, and Chief Prevention Officer and Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn.  Another proud safety milestone for IMC is the honour of being welcomed as one of the League’s first members, earlier this year.   The League of Champions program is an Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) initiative in conjunction with MySafeWork to promote a safety culture and build awareness in industry.  Rob Ellis of MySafeWork has been an inspiration to our team and an instrumental tool in our quest for COR Certification.League of champions jersey IMC

Ira McDonald is proud of our commitment to safety and our 25-year record of no lost time injuries.  We are passionate about workplace safety, and remain committed to our goal of NO ONE GETS HURT.

For more information email or call our Health & Safety Department at 905-297-4653 ext. 45.

Ira McDonald Construction Signs Commitment to COR

Ira McDonald Construction had its quarterly communications meeting and the theme of meeting was COR. COR stands for “certificate of recognition” and is a highly respected safety standard that is recognized by the OGCA.

Ira McDonald is proud to have a 25-year record of no lost time injuries as recognized through the Ontario General Contractors Association. Ira McDonald is committed to ensuring a safe work environment for all employees, sub trades and clients. Safety is a value that IMC is most proud of and will continue to work on as part of IMC’s continuous improvement. It is not a requirement but it is a necessity.

Pictured below is Rob Ellis speaking to our company on the commitment to COR certification. Rob was able to share his life story with us to confirm the path that IMC is taking. He was very inspirational and moving and challenging our company to “always be better.” There is always room for improvement and creating a culture and environment of safety is paramount to IMC.

As shown in the picture, the owners of the company are being asked what level of commitment they have to COR. Our ownership responded with the whole-hearted commitment to obtain COR certification and continue to build on the great foundation that IMC has today. IMC ownership and employees signed the Jersey of Courage to show their commitment to COR.

If you have any questions regarding our quest to COR please don’t hesitate to email

Rob, Wynn, Dale



IMC Celebrates 15 Years of Construction Safety Leadership

Ira McDonald Construction was recently recognized at the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association’s Christmas Luncheon for 15 years of membership in the Regional Construction Safety Group.
The Safety Group program, funded by the WSIB, guides employers in the integration of health and safety into their management systems, and brings similar organizations together to develop better health and safety practices and policies.

“It is great to be a part of a group of colleagues who are passionate about making sure that No One Gets Hurt. It is an excellent environment where you can share best practices in safety and stimulate continuous improvement.”

-Jake DeJong, Director of Human Resources & Safety

The Regional Construction Safety group is open to members of the HHCA, as well as the Toronto Construction Association, the Niagara Construction Association, the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders Association, and the Ontario Road Builders’ Association.

For More Information, contact:

Jake DeJong

Director of Human Resources & Safety
(905) 297-4653 ext. 45