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Ontario begins safety blitz inspections, focusing on construction sites

Ontario workplace inspectors are launching a safety blitz focusing on construction sites. The ‘blitz’ was announced by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development for the province, on Feb. 3.

What is energized electrical work? Are you confused?

In Canada, historically, the electric shock hazard has been identified but not managed effectively. Electrical shocks have been occurring but are not reported by workers, while risk controls methods have not been effectively implemented to eliminate or reduce exposure to as low as reasonably practicable.

JOB POSTING: Regional Electrical Inspector, Nunavut

Are you a territorially and/or provincially qualified electrician, electrical engineering technologist, certified electrical inspector or similarly qualified professional? If so, here’s an opportunity to join the Government of Nunavut and champion electrical safety across the Territory.

Ideal Networks’ donations support electrician training in Toronto

Ideal Networks has donated 26 testers to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 353 Education and Training department in Toronto to support its educational programs.

Renegade Electric Supply joins IMARK Canada

Burnaby, B.C.-based Renegade Electric Supply has become a member of IMARK Canada, effective immediately.

Schneider Electric announces EcoXpert partners for 2020

Schneider Electric has announced a group of its EcoXpert partners have achieved what it calls “master level” status in critical power for 2020, including Canada-based Techno Contact.
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Aecon to buy Winnipeg-based electrical contractor Voltage Power for $30 million

Aecon Group Inc. is adding to its in-house electrical contracting expertise with a new acquisition. The company said Feb. 3 it has purchased Winnipeg-based Voltage Power for $30 million, plus possible earnout payments based on future financial targets. » Read full article
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Sakor launches dynamometer line for testing electric motor efficiency

Sakor Technologies Inc. has developed a series of dynamometer systems for customers required to test and verify the level of efficiency of electric motors in accordance with a variety of national and international standards. » Read full article

Mersen launches HP10M and HP15M Dual Fuse series

Mersen has announced the availability of the new HP10M and HP15M Dual Fuse series, designed specifically for the protection of enhanced photovoltaic systems employing increased string current aggregation. » Read full article
AEA - Learning Expo

Manitoba Women in Trades Conference 2020

Dates & Location: Feb. 18-19 • Winnipeg, Man.
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Hearts for Heroes Gala – 10th anniversary

Dates & Location: Feb. 29 • Vaughan, Ont.
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IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

Dates & Location: March 3-6 • Reno, Nev.
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Light + Building

Dates & Location: March 8-13 • Frankfurt, Germany
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Dates & Location: March 16-18 • Edmonton, Alta.
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AEA Electrical Learning EXPO

Date & Location: March 25 • Edmonton, Alta.
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Lumen Exhibition

Dates & Location: April 21, 23 • Quebec City, Montreal
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