Safety News
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.
June 3, 2015 - Bluewater Power Distribution Corp., the utility providing electricity distribution and related services in the Sarnia-Lambton area of Ontario, has been fined $120,000 in the 2012 death of a worker who was performing repair work following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
May 27, 2015 - Horizon Utilities Corp., which provides electricity to customers in Hamilton and St. Catharines, Ont., recently took home the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association President’s Award for reaching a safety milestone: 750,000 hours without a lost-time injury.
May 22, 2015 - A propane gas facility in Fort Worth, Texas has been slapped with a $114,000 fine after an investigation from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
May 21, 2015 - A 31-year-old assembly technician was working with a battery charger manufacturer for about a month when he was fatally electrocuted in November 2014 while testing transformers.
May 11, 2015 - Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has set aside this week—May 11 to 17, 2015—as Powerline Awareness Week, and is asking Ontarians to #RespectThePower by staying clear of overhead and underground powerlines.

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