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

Suzanne Bernier, an internationally recognized crisis expert, is calling for businesses to be more proactive in combatting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. She said 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.

Industry events impacted by ongoing threat of COVID-19

A number of industry meetings and events have been postponed, as a response to the growing threat of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We’ll be keeping a running list of events that have been postponed or cancelled due to this health threat.

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

In its fight against COVID-19, Ontario recently published its list of Essential Workplaces, which include businesses involved in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, telecom and IT infrastructure service providers and more.

ESA limits operational site visits amid COVID-19

In an effort to support social distancing and help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Electrical Safety Authority is limiting its operational site visits.

Ontario suspends electricity time-of-use rates to off-peak rate for 45 days

The Ontario government is suspending time-of-use electricity rates for residents on time-of-use plans, including families, small business and farms, holding electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 10.1 cents-per-kilowatt-hour for a 45-day period.

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

Workers who share PPE are at a higher risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. In this regard, sharing is not caring. Any PPE, tools or equipment that must be shared among workers must first be cleaned and disinfected before each use. » Read full article

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 site to help protect the health of workers and nearby residents from the introduction and spread of COVID-19. » Read full article

“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”. » Read full article

Canadians Standing up to COVID – Ep. 01: James McKellar

In this instalment of “Canadians Standing Up to COVID”, Anthony Capkun talks about Am-Tech Electrical and its president, James McKellar, who has donated the balance of his N95 masks and P100 fitted personal respirators and cartridges to the Ottawa Hospital… and he wants to help you do the same! » Read full article

Nova Scotia modifies Electricity Act

The Nova Scotia government is modifying the Electricity Act to make it possible to add more clean, renewable energy to the province’s electricity system. » Read full article