Safety News
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.
December 22, 2015 - Drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, etc., are expected to be a popular gift under the tree this year but, before you take to the skies, understand that Transport Canada regulates their use to keep the public and our airspace safe.
December 14, 2015 - Following a series of recent break-ins to transformers and substations, ENMAX is warning the public to stay clear of any electrical equipment that appears to have been tampered with and call 911.
December 1, 2015 - Veridian Connections is celebrating its employees who have amassed more than 1 million hours without a lost-time injury. The milestone required almost three years of work among its 225-plus employees without a single work related lost-time injury, and builds on a previous period of over ten years without a lost-time injury, the company said.
November 24, 2015 - “PowerStream and its employees are deeply saddened by this loss of life; our thoughts and prayers are with his family, co-workers and friends at this most difficult time,” said Maurizio Bevilacqua and Brian Bentz, board chair and president/CEO, respectively, of PowerStream—an electric utility jointly owned by the Ontario cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.
November 20, 2015 - One person is dead and another is in hospital after an explosion at the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project (ULHP) construction site in British Columbia on November 18.

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