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Sharing is not caring… when it comes to arc flash PPE

For decades, workers have been sharing arc flash personal protective equipment, including suits, hoods and face shields but—to protect the safety and health of our workers—this age-old practice must stop immediately. Workers who share PPE are at a higher risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

Flatten the COVID-19 curve: How business leaders can help

Crisis management expert Suzanne Bernier is calling for businesses to be more proactive in combatting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. She says that in order to “flatten the curve” and prevent healthcare systems from being overloaded with new cases, non-essential services should take immediate measures to protect its employees.

Manitoba Hydro scales back Keeyask operations amid COVID-19

Manitoba Hydro is scaling back operations and suspending travel in and out of the Keeyask Project’s construction to help protect the health of workers and nearby residents from the introduction and spread of COVID-19.

“Electrical Industry Playbook” addresses talent availability

Electro-Federation Canada says its membership has identified talent availability as “the top game changer affecting the industry”. To help address this issue, EFC launched an online training module entitled “Electrical Industry Playbook: An Introduction to the Market, its Players and the Business”.

CNL and NB Power agree to collaborate on advancement of SMRs

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and New Brunswick Power (NB Power) have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding establishing plans to pursue collaboration opportunities in nuclear research, including the development of small modular reactor (SMR) technology in the province.

Ideal appoints Next Sales & Marketing as Atlantic Canada representative

Ideal Industries (Canada) Corp. has announced the appointment of Next Sales & Marketing Inc. as its representative for Ideal’s electrical product line in Atlantic Canada.
Essential services

Ontario deems some—but not all—construction and trades workplaces as Essential

In its fight against COVID-19, Ontario published its list of Essential Workplaces (at 8:30 pm on March 23), which include businesses involved in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, telecom and IT infrastructure service providers, and more. » Read full article

Fluke’s 417D Laser Distance Meter speeds up layouts

Fluke’s newest and most compact laser distance meter, the 417D Laser Distance Meter, speeds up layouts with instant, one-button measurements up to 131 feet (40 metres) with an accuracy of 0.08 inches. » Read full article

Setra launches new Power Meter in 3, 12 and 48 load options

After over a year of precision engineering and customer input, Alpha Controls & Instrumentation’s Setra brand has launched its new Power Meter, available in 3, 12 and 48 load options. » Read full article
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