Safety News
October 12, 2016 - TSP Canada Towers Inc.—a manufacturer of wind turbines and towers in Thorold, Ont.—pleaded guilty and was fined $75,000 after a worker was critically injured when a one-ton structural steel ring fell from a storage rack.
October 3, 2016 - Congratulations to Eaton Electrical Services & Systems, Birnie Electric, Toronto Hydro and contributors to the Ontario Electrical Safety Report—all winners of a 2016 Ontario Electrical Safety Award from the Electrical Safety Authority... but there are also a few Honourable Mentions. ESA tells us more about the winners...
September 23, 2016 - A company from the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344 in Saskatchewan has been fined $35,000, the province reports, for violating one count under Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation.
September 6, 2016 - A Birch Hills, Sask. company has been fined $23,800 after a worker was killed when equipment touched a powerline.
September 2, 2016 - American workplace safety and health inspectors have cited York Metal Toll Processing Inc. for exposing employees to uncorrected electrical, crushing and respiratory hazards, as well as recurring amputation hazards.
August 23, 2016 - CS Wind Canada Inc.—a manufacturer of wind turbine towers—pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker was injured by moving components of a tower under construction.
August 3, 2016 - Federal investigators in the U.S. have found the electrocution of a 43 year-old welder could have been prevented if his employer had de-energized conductors and followed electrical safe work practices at a Missouri machine shop.
July 25, 2016 - Horizon Utilities has announced it is the first Canadian electric utility to earn the Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard CSA Z1000-14 certification from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
July 19, 2016 - Congratulations to Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. (an Oakville Enterprise Corporation company) for winning MySafeWork and eCompliance’s First Annual David Ellis Award for excellence in workplace safety!
July 18, 2016 - OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in the U.S. has cited Macy’s department store in Aventura, Fla. for exposing employees to risks due to repeated violations related to electric shock hazards and other safety hazards.
July 13, 2016 - Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs, a.k.a. aerial work platforms, AWPs), are useful keeping T&D lines clear. That’s why the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has published safety tips for the use of MEWPs in tree-cutting to ensure operators work safely at height.
July 12, 2016 - Roberto Spada was sentenced in a Windsor, Ont., court last week on 16 charges, including performing unsafe electrical work and advertising to do electrical work without an electrical contractor’s licence.
July 11, 2016 - Continuing to drive home the message that powerline contacts are “unforgiving and lethal” with 4th annual Powerline Safety Week, Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority deployed a street team to connect directly with frontline workers, answering questions and highlighting safety precautions to take around powerlines on construction sites.
July 11, 2016 - Halls Heat and Cool Inc.—a furnace and air-conditioning contractor operating in the Guelph, Ont. area—was convicted in a Guelph court April 27, 2016, and fined $25,000 on charges relating to doing electrical work without an electrical contractor’s licence plus failing to take out the proper electrical permit.
June 13, 2016 - EJTC Enterprises (E2inc) and Sun Country Academy have announced an agreement that will see E2inc delivering Sun Country’s electric vehicle education curriculum at locations across Canada.

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