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CBRE Ltd. fined $80,000 for electrical shock to worker

CBRE Ltd. has been fined a total of $80,000, reports Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, after a worker was shocked by electricity while changing a 347V fluorescent lighting ballast.

RECALL: Eaton heavy duty 30A and 60A safety switches pose potential safety issue

The safety switches can potentially supply power when the handle is in the “off” position, subjecting the operator of the switch or any downstream equipment to risk of serious bodily injury or death.

General Cable now integrated with Prysmian Group

According to Prysmian, the combined company has sales of over 11 billion euros, approximately 30,000 employees at 112 plants and 25 R&D centres in over 50 countries.

GE to sell Distributed Power business to Advent International for $3.25 billion

The transaction includes Distributed Power’s Jenbacher and Waukesha engines, as well as manufacturing sites in Canada, Austria and the U.S.

First principles, emergency lighting, VFDs, hazloc and more — reflections from IEEE ESTMP 2018

Regular readers of Electrical Business Magazine and visitors to may have noticed that one of the events for which I get particularly excited about attending is the ESTMP in Alberta—the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety, Technical, Maintenance & Projects Workshop.

RECALL: Red Head Trubolt+ wedge anchors for concrete anchoring

The affected product does not meet the requirements for use in cracked concrete and seismic applications, which may lead to incidents or injuries to consumers, Health Canada reports.

Unified BMS and security for smart buildings connected to microgrids

A substantial effort is required to optimize, consolidate and rationalize legacy building management strategies with security requirements. We are seeing more critical sites where a facility or infrastructure has to meet higher-grade safety and security requirements.

Infrared thermal imaging devices make sense for electricians

Thermal imaging provides electricians with a far higher ability to analyze, diagnose and recommend. Electricians can find the problem and fix it, then go back with the thermal camera and take an image to verify the work performed actually solved the problem.

EFC announces 2018 award winners

At the Awards Gala, the following members were recognized for their contributions to EFC and the industry: Standard Products, Thomas & Betts, and Lutron.

NASA taps Osram to support its food production research

Osram recently announced it is providing NASA with a customized version of its proprietary connected horticulture research lighting system, Phytofy RL.