Safety News
February 3, 2015 - Signature Events Rental Shoppe (a.k.a. 1483322 Ontario Inc.) pleaded guilty and was fined $100,000 after a young worker was killed and others were injured due to overhead powerline contact while erecting a tent for a wedding.
January 28, 2015 - Tangled extension cords and overloaded power outlets in wet locations were just some of the hazards faced by employees at Xpedited Services LLC’s warehouse in New Jersey, an inspection by OSHA’s found.
January 14, 2015 - BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has released its 2015-2017 Business Plan with the theme of “Building Connections”, outlining the organization’s plans for the three-year period in four key strategic areas: safety, clients, people and sustainability.
January 14, 2015 - Hydro One Networks Inc. pleaded guilty and has been fined $325,000 after a worker was killed while moving power equipment at the electricity transmission and distribution company’s Hinchinbrooke Distribution Station.
January 6, 2015 - Texas-based C & H Die Casting Inc. has again been cited by OSHA for exposing workers to electrical hazards, among others.
December 22, 2014 - In a letter sent over the weekend, ESFI-Canada’s interim chair, Gavan Howe, announced that its “members have voted unanimously to dissolve the organization as of December 31, 2014”.
December 20, 2014 - Bruce Power, the Tiverton, Ont.-based nuclear generating facility, says it will participate in an operational safety performance review—focusing on Bruce B—led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
November 29, 2014 - Service NL announced yesterday that Western Building Products was sentenced November 4 in Corner Brook Provincial Court upon pleading guilty to a violation of the Public Safety Act & Electrical Regulations.
November 19, 2014 - Despite a 33% drop in electrical fatalities in the last five years, the Electrical Safety Authority says Ontarians continue to be injured and killed in electrical incidents.
November 11, 2014 - Horizon Utilities’ president & CEO Max Cananzi joined Barry Brown of IBEW Local 636 to present a $15,000 cheque to Rob Ellis, founder of MySafeWork—a not-for-profit charitable organization created to prevent workplace accidents.
November 7, 2014 - The RCMP recently laid charges against a company named Montreal-Import and its owner, Rene Major Jr. of Terrebonne, alleging that Major sold electrical products bearing counterfeit UL certification logos.
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.

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