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Pole-digger dies from electrical contact

An electrical contact incident on Hwy 7, just east of Dufferin Street in Vaughan, Ont. last week took the life of a 25-year-old employee of PGC Services. According to PowerStream, the incident involved unintentional contact with overhead high-voltage electrical distribution lines by hydrovac excavation equipment. >> Read full article

Internal mobility aids retention

Having a strong internal mobility program, whereby employees are encouraged to apply for new roles within an organization, can help with attraction and retention efforts. >> Read full article

2015 Ontario Electrical Safety Code now available

The 2015 edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code has been finalized and is now available for purchase, says the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). The Code comes into effect as regulation on May 5, 2016. The print edition is $219 and the digital format sells for $195. >> Read full article

Defective CFLs cost Philips $2-million civil penalty

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Philips Lighting North America Corp. has agreed to pay a $2-million civil penalty to the government to settle charges that the company knowingly failed to report to CPSC information about a defect and a risk of injury with EnergySaver CFLs (a.k.a. Marathon or Marathon Classic). >> Read full article

Year overdue and $18-million over budget... but finally finished

A year overdue and about $18-million over budget, BC Hydro reports the new, high-voltage Interior to Lower Mainland transmission line is finished. The 247-km, 500kV powerline stretches from Merritt to Coquitlam, and will help bring power from the Peace and Columbia rivers to over 3.2 million people on the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Exclusive interview with UL Global CEO

VIDEO: Exclusive interview with UL Global CEO

“I think this may be one of the most exciting potential places to be in the next 30 years,” said UL’s global CEO, Keith Williams, of the electrical industry during an exclusive interview last month with Electrical Business Magazine. He shared his thoughts with us on everything from the Internet of Things and Superstorm Sandy to the sea change involving distributed generation and energy storage (and associated changes to codes & standards) to electric utilities as power network managers. >> Learn More…


VIDEO: Eaton offers 600V UPS Power Xpert 9395 for Canada

Available now, Eaton’s all-new 600V UPS (uninterruptible power system) solution is built upon its flagship Power Xpert 9395 platform, promising up to 99% efficiency across most loads through the company’s Energy Saver System (ESS). >> Read full article

Burndy’s BSDCCEE C-Clamp bonds and grounds

The newest addition to Burndy’s Static Discharge Grounding product offering is the BSDCCEE “C” clamp, used for bonding and grounding of containers. The clamp provides contact between the grounding grid and containers used for dispensing flammable, or combustible fluids. >> Read full article

Dewalt adds 40V Max chainsaw to its Outdoor lineup

Dewalt says its new 40V Max brushless chainsaw (DCCS690M1) is equipped with a motor that promises up to 100 cuts/charge using a DCB406 40V Max 6.0 Ah Li-ion battery and up to 70 cuts/charge using a DCB404 40V Max 4.0 Ah Li-ion battery, both on 6x6-in. pressure-treated pine wood. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

EFC Quebec Christmas Reception

Date & Location: Dec. 3 • Quebec City, Que.
Info: Join other industry players to celebrate the season from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Electro-Federation Canada’s (EFC) Christmas Reception for the Quebec region. The event takes place at Baie de Beauport, located at 1 boul. Henri-Bourassa, Quebec City. >> More Info

CanSIA’s Solar Canada 2015

Date & Location: Dec. 7-8 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Solar Canada Conference & Exposition 2015, called “Canada’s premier solar energy event,” is hosted by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). Organizers say they expect thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors. >> More Info

OEN Networking Luncheon: Jeffrey Lyash

Date & Location: Dec. 7 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Ontario Energy Network (OEN) invites you to attend its next Networking Luncheon featuring the new head of Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Jeffrey Lyash. The luncheon runs from 11:45 am to 2 pm, and is being held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel across from Union Station in Toronto. Lyash became OPG’s new president and CEO August 21, 2015, and this is his first speaking engagement at an OEN Luncheon. >> More Info

EFC Atlantic Region Christmas 2015 Reception

Date & Location: Dec. 8 • Halifax, N.S.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s annual Atlantic Region Christmas Reception runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in a festive setting at the Old Ashburn Golf Club. A charity silent auction will be held in support of Feed Nova Scotia. >> More Info

EHRC’s 10th Anniversary and Awards of Excellence luncheon

Date & Location: Dec. 9 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) will be serving up its 2015 Awards of Excellence along with a luncheon while celebrating its 10th anniversary. There are five categories: Leader of the Year, Emerging Leader, Innovation in HR Practices - Education and Training, Innovation in HR Practices - Employer, and Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Champion. >> More Info