Safety News
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.
March 18, 2016 - To combat the threat of heat stress, a smart vest has been developed to monitor the health of construction workers in real time.
December 11, 2015* (Aurora, Ont.) — Electrical Business Magazine congratulates the winners of its inaugural Electrical Safety Champion Awards program, the first and only program of its kind in Canada.
March 10, 2016 - Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority has teamed up with designer Kimberley Seldon to convince homeowners that a great home renovation consists of two parts: what you see, and what you don’t... like a safe, compliant electrical installation.
March 10, 2016 - Tomorrow, March 11, marks the 5th anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility, and Bruce Power says Canada’s nuclear operators recognized the importance of building on lessons from this event—despite the significant differences within the Canadian context—to make nuclear facilities safer and strong.
February 29, 2016 - The organization running a campground in Corinth, N.Y., is facing $187,000 in fines for exposing its employees to numerous electrical hazards.
February 29, 2016 - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Congratulations!
January 26, 2016 - Sentinel Alert (St. John’s, N.L.)—a provider of sensor-based safety software that aims to reduce worker accidents—says it has closed $525,000 in seed round financing.
January 19, 2016 - Ideal Drain Tile Ltd.—a manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe—pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 in the death of a worker who was working alone and received a fatal electrical shock.
January 12, 2016 (updated February 10, 2016) - Horizon Utilities and Mohawk College have teamed up to bring energy conservation and electrical safety to life!
December 24, 2015 - OSHA in the U.S. has again cited Resco Products Inc. (doing business as Worldwide Refractories) for exposing employees to electrical and other safety hazards.

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