Safety News
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.
June 12, 2016 - An Ontario-based company specializing in power generation, controls and energy systems was found guilty and fined $110,000 after a worker was electrocuted while working on a solar farm construction project in Sunderland.
June 6, 2016 - Albertans are invited to share their opinions and experiences with the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) review panel from today until July 15, 2016.
June 2, 2016 - National Safety Apparel (NSA) has acquired Drifire from Optimer Brands, based in Chicago, Ill. Drifire calls itself “a brand of technologically-advanced performance safety apparel that was born on the battlefield to protect military personnel”. Today the line is used in a variety of industries, which include power generation, petrochemical, and more.
May 26, 2016 - M-B Oakville Autohaus, also known as 1747808 Ontario Ltd., pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after an employee of an electrical company was seriously injured in a fall of almost 22 ft.
May 3, 2016 - The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has announced the winners of the national Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest 2016. Congrats to everyone who made the cut!
April 12, 2016 - The Ontario government says it will help protect workers on the job by launching more than 20 targeted blitzes at workplaces across the province over the next year.
April 8, 2016 - The fatal injury rate for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) has remained constant, reports IPAF, even though the total MEWP rental fleet and number of rental days worldwide have increased.
March 31, 2016 - UL has issued a warning to authorities having jurisdiction, building owners, installers and consumers over “the growing number of reports of improperly installed and uncertified retrofit lighting kits that may pose a fire or shock hazard”.
March 31, 2016 - For faulty electrical work that left one man dead, ESA reports 1137749 Ontario Ltd.—dba as Pro-Teck Electric—was fined $537,500 in a Niagara Falls, Ont., court yesterday—the largest fine in the history of electrical contractor licensing in Ontario.
March 30, 2016 - “Hydro Ottawa does not agree with the verdict or the penalty,” said the utility upon being found guilty and fined $225,000 following a trial after one worker was killed and two others suffered injuries back in March 2012.
March 21, 2016 - Marking it as “another key milestone for its recently formed global surge protection organization,” Mersen today launched the Surge-Trap product line for North America.

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