Safety

March 28, 2017 - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) reports an electrical worker on the non-radiological side of the Bruce Power B received an electrical shock and was taken to hospital. He remains in stable condition.
March 9, 2017 - Following a workplace fatality, Kelvin Rowlett—a supervisor with SaskPower—was found guilty of two counts under The Saskatchewan Employment Act in Melfort Provincial Court, and fined $28,000.
February 23, 2017 - Have you or someone you know encountered electrical safety hazards or identified safety issues that, if not addressed, could have posed a serious threat?
February 9, 2017 - Konecranes Canada Inc., a company that services industrial cranes and lifting devices, pleaded guilty and was fined $125,000 after a worker was fatally injured by an electrical shock.
December 26, 2016 - Bona Building & Management Ltd.—an owner-operator of residential and commercial buildings—pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after a worker received an electrical shock and was injured while replacing part of a light fixture.
December 15, 2016 - The Ontario Electrical Safety Authority honoured Eaton’s Electrical Services and Systems and four other companies recently for its dedication to worker safety during its annual award program.
March 14, 2017 - The source of risk assessment procedure best practices that you find in CSA Z462-15 “Workplace electrical safety” (Clause 4.1.5.7) is CAN/CSA-Z1002-12 “Occupational health and safety - Hazard identification and elimination and risk assessment and control”.
December 12, 2016 - In my last column, I addressed the basic theory and concepts behind CSA’s family of occupational health & safety (OH&S) standards. Among them is CSA Z1000 “Occupational health & safety management”, CSA Z463 “Guideline on maintenance of electrical systems”, CSA Z460 “Control of hazardous energy: lockout and other methods” and, of course, CSA Z462 “Workplace electrical safety”.
September 12, 2016 - Did you know the original health and safety management system standard was the British BS OHSAS 18001? This was the precursor to not only CAN/CSA-Z1000 “Occupational health & safety management” but also ANSI/AIHA/ASSE Z10 “Occupational health & safety management systems”, which is used in the United States.
July 7, 2016 - To ensure electrical safety is being observed on the jobsite, it is imperative for supervisors and managers to regularly get in the field and make comprehensive observations and perform audits.
April 20, 2017 - Bosch Solar Services is replacing all roof-mounted Bosch c-Si 60 NA30119 solar modules currently installed in Canada and the U.S. as part of a voluntary recall.
March 28, 2017 - SolarWorld is recalling thousands of connectors sold with its solar panels due to an electrical shock hazard. The remedy is replacement.
March 15, 2017 - Transport Canada has announced an expansion on a previous recall from Chrysler on its 2007 Sprinter vehicles due to airbag deployment concerns.
March 6, 2017 - Philips Lighting has expanded the recall of its metal halide lamps as the outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing fire and laceration hazards.
March 2, 2017 - Health Canada has followed Interk’s warning and issued a recall for DVI Lighting’s semi-flush mounted medium base luminaires intended for use with maximum two 100W “Type A” lightbulbs.
February 9, 2017 - Health Canada has further expanded a recall (which commenced back in January 2011) involving certain line-voltage thermostats that may overheat, emit smoke and damage the wall, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
January 27, 2017 - Intertek has issued a warning about DVI Lighting Inc. luminaires bearing Intertek certification marks for Canada that may pose a public hazard due to wiring malfunctions.
January 20, 2017 - Intertek has issued a warning about the Noribachi Corporation LED high-bay luminaire for use in hazardous locations (Class I Division 2 Groups A-D Product Class II Division 2 Groups F, G) as it may pose a public hazard.
December 9, 2016 - Intertek has issued a warning for an Authorization to Mark (ATM) certification document and “paint spray” lighting fixture products, both of which are known to be in the marketplace bearing unauthorized ETL certification marks for Canada. The unauthorized products have not been evaluated by Intertek, and it is not known whether they comply with any safety requirements.
December 6, 2016 - Intertek has issued a warning about certain electric radiant heating panels bearing an unauthorized ETL certification mark for Canada. The products have only been evaluated by Intertek for the United States and it is not known if they comply with any safety requirements for Canada.
November 18, 2016 - CSA Group is warning consumers of unauthorized use of CSA Group trademarks on light bulbs sold in the Canadian market, branded as “Value Power” and “Prestige Lighting”.
October 3, 2016 - Users are being cautioned about certain Shenzhen Ledsion Lighting Technology Co. (Enviro-Light Solutions branded) self-ballasted T8 LED tubes that bear unauthorized Intertek certification marks for Canada and the United States. Intertek has not evaluated the products and it is not known if they comply with any safety requirements.
April 7, 2017 - Noark Electric, a low-voltage electrical product manufacturer, has a new range of definite purpose contactors: the Ex9CKT Series DP contactors. Available in 20-40A range in 3- and 4-pole configurations, the Ex9CKT Series features an industry standard mounting plate with accessible mounting holes.
March 29, 2017 - Brady has announced its Safety Lock and Tag Carrier, which can hold up to 12 safety padlocks and keys, as well as lockout hasps and lockout procedure tags.
March 29, 2017 - Carhartt is adding eight new women’s styles to its flame-resistant (FR) line. The new assortment includes a jacket, a denim pant and canvas pant, a coverall, a woven shirt, and three knit shirts and is “purpose-built for women working in the electric utilities and oil and gas industries”.
November 29, 2016 - MSA Safety’s Latchways Mini personal fall limiter (PFL) for fall protection is now available in single and twin-leg tie-back versions.
November 25, 2016 - Eaton says its new 2016 arc flash relay system “helps improve worker safety and maximize electrical assembly uptime by quickly clearing arc flash events”.
November 21, 2016 - The remote switch actuator (RSA) for the Merlin Gerin insulated case circuit breaker (ICCB) has made its debut from CBS ArcSafe, a manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear.

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