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Honda and City of Timmins among Electrical Safety Award recipients, 2017

“All of us at ESA know that to achieve a more electrically safe Ontario, we can’t do it alone,” said Scott Saint, Chief Public Safety Officer, ESA. “That’s why we’re so grateful for, and so impressed with, this year’s winners.”

ABB to optimize transformer manufacturing footprint

ABB will expand its medium and large power transformer factory in Varennes, Canada, to better serve the Canadian market.

Safety Codes Council welcomes Master Electrician no. 10,000

Alberta’s Safety Codes Council announced Pauline Banack from Beaver County (near Edmonton) is its 10,000th Master Electrician. Congratulations!

CSA Group’s Shawn Paulsen elected to IEC vice-presidency

Shawn Paulsen, manager of Conformity Assessment at CSA Group, has been elected vice-president of IEC and chair of its Conformity Assessment Board (CAB)—the first Canadian to be elected into this role, says CSA.

Compass shows you how your health & safety record measures up

With the launch of Compass—a new online health & safety tool by Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board—Ontarians can find and compare health & safety statistics for businesses across the province.

Ontario passes Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017

“These changes, including promptness of payment and dispute resolution through adjudication, will go a long way to modernizing the construction industry across Ontario,” said Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel of BLG LLP. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Eaton extends 93PM UPS family with 208/220V model

Featuring swappable technology, the device allows service technicians to replace power modules while the unit is online for continuous operation. » Read full article

New low-emissions standby power nodes from Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. has five new 50-Hz standby power nodes for the Cat 3516C diesel generator set. » Read full article

Generac’s new XC Professional Series 6500W and 8000W portable generators

The portable generators feature a heavy-duty, fully wrapped, 12-gauge steel tube X Frame that protects the engine, alternator and fuel tank from damage. » Read full article

EFC Holiday Celebrations 2017

Dates & Locations: November 30 through December 13 • Various
Info: Electro-Federation Canada invites you to start the holiday season off right by celebrating with industry colleagues and friends from coast-to-coast at an EFC reception. Registration is now open. Visit EBMag’s calendar page for dates and locations.
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NEMRA Annual Conference 2018

Date & Location: January 31 - February 3 • San Diego, Calif.
Info: The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) is hosting its 2018 annual conference. Among NEMRA’s membership are members of CEMRA, the Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association.
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Electrical Inspectors Assoc. of Alberta 2018 annual conference

Date & Location: February 2 - 3 • Edmonton
Info: The Electrical Inspectors Association of Alberta (EIAA) is hosting its annual conference February 2-3, 2018, at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre in Edmonton. EIAA’s mission is to promote the uniform and unbiased understanding and application of the Rules & Regulations adopted under Alberta’s Safety Codes Act.
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