Safety News
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.
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.

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