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We all have a role to play in Fire Safety

Post-fire inspections often reveal dated or disabled safety devices, exposing a hard truth those in the industry already know... the proper maintenance of safety devices is oft overlooked.

Red Seal Electrician harmonization achieved (mostly)

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) says it is proud to announce its goal of harmonizing training for two-thirds of Red Seal apprentices by 2017 was met.

Nova Scotia Power upgrading Lequille hydro plant

Nova Scotia Power is investing nearly $4 million to upgrade the Lequille hydroelectric system to ensure the facility’s “reliability, safety and efficiency.”

Plan Group Inc. and Bouygues Energies & Services named subcontractor for entertainment centre

Plan Group Inc. has been selected as the subcontractor that will provide electrical, mechanical and ICAT for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s new Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre project.

Irwin Beron retiring from Rab Design Lighting; David to succeed

Irwin Beron, president of Rab Design Lighting, is retiring after 50 years in the lighting industry, and handing over the reigns to his eldest son, David, who is now president.

Peter Sutherland Sr. generating station officially open

Completed this Spring, the 28MW waterpower project came in on-budget and ahead of schedule, with no lost-time incidents.

Southwire Canada overhauls its customer experience strategy

Southwire Canada has announced “changes to improve your customer experience” within the company, which involves “multiple process and organization changes” to the team to drive these improvements.
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DC “hot stick” for electrician, first responder safety

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Understanding VFD

Understanding variable frequency drive cables

VFD cables are specially designed to make today’s powerful industrial-grade AC motors operate efficiently and safely. Isaac Müller will explain their industrial applications and the problems they prevent. Don’t miss this important FREE webinar—sponsored by Nexans Canada—being held October 12, 2017, at 2 pm EST. » Register
Cost of workforce drugs

The cost of workforce drugs on your bottom line... take control!

Did you know employer-funded insurance plans across Canada wasted over $3 billion a year between 2011 and 2015 by covering prescriptions for expensive medicines and paying unnecessary dispensing fees... even when there were cheaper options available? Join Steve Nowak in an upcoming webinar to learn about the costs and some of the options available to reduce them. Don’t miss it on October 31, 2017, at 2 pm EST. » Register

Systemize your business for profits (4 of 4)

Are you struggling to determine whether your team is actually doing what they say they are doing? Are you stressed out and doubting your leadership skills because your project deliverables are constantly delayed? Chances are your business is too dependent on you. Join EBMag Level Up columnist Andrew Houston for the 4th and final webinar of our 4-part series “Blueprint to Profits, Systems & Time”, November 28 at 2 pm EST. » Register

EPEC: IEEE Canada Electrical Power & Energy Conference

Date & Location: October 22-25 • Saskatoon
Info: This conference provides an opportunity for experts from industry, academia, government and other interested organizations to present and discuss the latest developments in electric power and energy systems.
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Electrical Safety in Construction Workshop

Date & Location: October 25-26 • Washington, D.C.
Info: At the National Academy of Construction’s annual meeting this fall, a collaborative workshop will be held between NAC and the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee (Construction Subcommittee) with the aim of reducing electrical injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.
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EFC Future Forum 2017 “The Evolution of Customers”

Date & Location: October 25 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: “The Evolution of Customers” provides an opportunity for Electro-Federation Canada members to gain insights into strengthening and expanding their sales and marketing strategies. Following several speakers and an industry panel, EFC will unveil the winners of its 2017 Marketing Awards.
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16th Annual Health and Safety Conference Alberta

Date & Location: October 26-27 • Banff, Alta.
Info: The conference focuses on working together in occupational health and safety, and features a range of exhibitors, high profile keynote speakers, and provides attendees with a variety of session topics.
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LINK Conference • BC Electrical Association

Date & Location: November 1-2 • Vancouver
Info: BCEA’s LINK Conference attracts delegates representing every aspect of the electrical industry, including engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors and agents. The event includes opportunities for networking, Dale Carnegie U40 training, and planning meetings.
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