Safety News
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.
November 4, 2015 - BC Safety Authority says the Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia (RCABC) has reported an increase in occurrences of electrical raceways and cables being installed within, or adjacent to the underside of, roof systems or roof decks, making them subject to possible mechanical damage during roof installation or repairs.
October 30, 2015 - The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) celebrated the accomplishments of its member utilities at the 2015 Occupational Health and Safety Awards reception earlier this week.
October 15, 2015 - Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. has been honoured with a President’s Award by the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) for reaching the safety milestone of 750,000 hours without a lost-time injury.
October 2, 2015 - In the U.S., a judge has upheld OSHA citations and $181,000 penalties for contractors whose employees worked near energized powerlines on Long Island.
September 25, 2015 - Whether in the home or out in the community, electrical safety is top of mind, says Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) as it recognized three organizations for their “commitment keeping communities safe from electrical fatalities, serious injuries, damage or loss”.
September 15, 2015 - Powerline Plus Ltd.—an overhead and underground utility contractor—has pleaded guilty and been fined $80,000 after two workers suffered burns while working on electrical equipment that had not been properly shut off.
September 11, 2015 - Milliken & Company has acquired Springfield LLC, a manufacturer of technical, performance and flame resistant (FR) fabrics for the safety apparel, fire service, military and occupational markets. Springfield is based in Jericho, New York with offices in Rock Hill and manufacturing facilities in Gaffney and Lyman, South Carolina.
August 12, 2015 - Following the death of a 40-year-old crane operator in May 2015 at a wind energy site, Wanzek Construction of Nebraska (headquartered in North Dakota) was issued a serious safety violation for exposing workers to struck-by hazards.
August 6, 2015 - Matheson Constructors Ltd. and two supervisors have pleaded guilty and have been fined a total of $133,000 after a fall at a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) garage in which one worker died and another suffered broken bones.
July 30, 2015 -  BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has opened the call for nominations for the Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards 2015, which include a category for Excellence in Electrical Safety.

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