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June 29, 2019

OEL's electrical industry conference flies high at Nav Centre

Electricians and contractors were inspired by an agenda ripe with timely optimism for Ontario’s electrical industry.

New study compares charge-out rates across Canada

When you work in the electrical business, you may well wonder if you are charging enough for your services, compared to your counterparts across the country.

EFC marks National Electricity Month with safety campaign

Throughout June, the trade association promoted the use of arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) breakers and receptacles to prevent electrical fires.

ECAA Convention highlights code rules, safety logic and integrated systems

The educational sessions spanned a range of technical and general-interest topics, reflecting recent and ongoing changes in Alberta’s electrical industry. » Read full article

UL offers electrical field evaluation program in Canada

The organization promises its team can arrive on-site within 24 hours to work with the client and local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). » Read full article

Global survey shows many facilities fail to conduct arc-flash hazard assessments

While most respondents considered mitigation a priority, fewer had completed assessments, leaving workers exposed to dangerous conditions. » Read full article

Area sales manager Mark Mercer retires from Ideal Industries Canada

Mercer’s last day in the field—serving the GTA and Eastern Ontario—was June 28, almost exactly 40 years after he joined the company in its shipping department. » Read full article

Calgary hosts IEEE I&CPS Technical Conference

Now in its 55th year, the conference brings young and experienced electrical engineers together to learn about industrial and commercial power systems. » Read full article

Ontario updates apprentice support and governance model for skilled trades

The provincial government passed the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act earlier this month, establishing a new service delivery model. » Read full article

YBL enlightens apprentices on airport electrical systems

North Island College students attended training sessions at Campbell River Airport, with a focus on new national standards for airfield lighting inspection and maintenance. » Read full article