November 6, 2014 - The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) celebrated the accomplishments of its member utilities and their frontline employees at the 2014 Occupational Health & Safety Awards ceremony in Ottawa.
October 7, 2014 - Last Thursday, Richard Hazel was sentenced in a Hamilton, Ont., court to 30 days in jail and fined $6250 on charges related to performing electrical work illegally and violating several Ontario College of Trades’ requirements. This is the first time a jail sentence has been handed down by an Ontario court for this type of offence.
October 1, 2014 - EBMag was there, last night, when the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) bestowed the 2014 Ontario Electrical Safety Awards to several deserving organizations. Congratulations to Hydro Ottawa, PowerStream, Utilities Kingston & City of Kingston, and Chief Public Safety Officer’s Special Recognition for Electrical Safety, Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek.
September 26, 2014 - General Glass International has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 10 serious safety violations, including five electrical safety hazards found at its fabrication and design centre at 101 Venture Way in Secaucus, N.J. Initiated after a complaint, the March 2014 inspection proposes $45,540 US in penalties.
September 26, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has cited McAfee Electric with one willful and one serious safety violation, carrying proposed penalties of $51,000 US.
September 25, 2014 - An inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has found that the deaths of two workers in a crane tip-over could have been prevented if the employer, Massachusetts Bay Electrical Corp., had set up and operated the crane according to the manufacturer’s instructions and trained employees in its proper operation.
September 25, 2014 - Willy Miranda, operating as Miranda Electric, has been convicted for a fourth time on charges related to performing electrical work illegally in two homes.
August 27, 2014 - About $2-million worth of copper is stolen from Hydro One annually, says the utility, which is why it is embarking upon a plan that will see the use of composite groundings with “no scrap metal value”.
August 6, 2014 - Symtech Innovations Ltd. has been fined $90,000 after a worker died following a fall through a skylight while working on rooftop solar installation.
July 28, 2014 - Employees of P. Gioioso & Sons Inc. (Boston, Mass.) were exposed to possible electrocution from working close to energized powerlines at a Cambridge worksite where required safeguards were not used. The Hyde Park contractor now faces $70,290 US in proposed fines.
July 21, 2014 - Home improvement chain Lowe’s (Zanesville, Ohio) has been cited by the States’ OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) for five repeat and one serious safety violation; among the reasons was exposing workers to electrical hazards.
June 25, 2014 - An unlicensed individual—Martin Laprade—pleaded guilty June 9, 2014, to two counts of performing electrical work without an electrical contractor’s licence, and one count of leaving an unsafe condition. He has been convicted and fined $18,750 for illegal electrical work done in several schools and two residential sites in the Ottawa, Kingston and Pembroke areas of Ontario.
June 25, 2014 - U.S.-based Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi) has released the results of its 2014 Counterfeit Electrical Products Survey, and an overwhelming 96% of respondents believe counterfeits are—at the least—a moderate threat to public safety... yet only half reported a counterfeit electrical product upon discovery.
NEMRA Annual Conference 2018
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