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Is the coronavirus THAT bad? YES! (… and no) • Direct & Current broadcast

There’s no shortage of both misinformation during the pandemic, so how do we separate the good from bad? How do we keep safe our construction sites, and the employees who work in them? Check out our audio broadcast “Direct & Current” with special guest, Tom Mackay.

ALL construction in Ontario to resume: Aitken, McGlogan, Sell weigh in

In case you missed it, all construction activities resumed in Ontario at 12:01 am, May 19. We asked Graeme Aitken, Carol McGlogan and Stephen Sell of ECAO, EFC and OEL to weigh in.

WorkSafeBC offers resources for Phase 2 restart

Electrical Contractors Assoc. of British Columbia reports WorkSafeBC has released industry-specific guidance and resources for employers resuming operations as part of Phase 2 of the provincial government’s Restart Plan.

Code File April 2020 • Electrical safety at the lake

With the arrival of warmer weather come water sports, such as swimming, waterskiing, and the like. It also hearkens the potential arrival of Electrical Shock Drowning.

Estimating 101 - The true cost of an estimating mistake

The first day on the job, Joe’s crew noticed two LED fixtures were missing. No big deal, right? Wrong! Joe now has to eat the cost of the two fixtures.

Ideal cancels 2020 National Championship

Ideal Industries has decided to cancel its National Championship for top gun electricians for 2020, due to COVID concerns.

Electri releases COVID construction productivity report and change order tool

Electri International released “Pandemics and construction productivity: quantifying the impact”, a report on the impact of COVID-19 on cost and schedule in the construction industry.

Set aside 56-minutes of your day for COVID-19 prevention

The Greater Toronto ECA surveyed its members to get a sense of how much time out of typical the workday they needed to devote to COVID prevention activities.
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RECALL: Pass & Seymour commercial-grade electrical receptacle

Health Canada says a manufacturing error within the receptacles could lead consumers to incorrectly force a plug into the receptacle, causing the plug blades to overheat. » Are you affected?

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Canadians Standing Up to COVID – Ep. 06: Hydro-Québec

In this episode, Anthony Capkun is joined by Cendrix Bouchard to talk about Hydro-Québec’s various initiatives, including the donation of thousands of face masks to the provincial government and monetary donations to charities. » Watch now

RVE lands EV hardware partnership with DAD Sales

“DAD Sales is committed to the growth of EV vehicle adoption in Alberta,” says company president/principal, Ed Tuggle. » Read more

Industry shows unprecedented unity against Ontario’s plan to create portable trades

Following the launch of Bill 100, Schedule 40 in Ontario, both management and labour reps in the industry displayed an unprecedented show of unity in reaction to the statute, which they saw as compromising the integrity of the trade. » Read more

Keith Cronkhite ascends to NB Power president and CEO

Lifelong New Brunswicker Keith Cronkhite has been appointed president & CEO of NB Power. » Read more

Catalyst Sales to represent Enel-X in Atlantic Canada

Enel-X, a provider of electric vehicle charging technology, has partnered with Catalyst Sales & Marketing to represent its products in Atlantic Canada. » Read more
EASA 2020

Technical Safety BC “Core Connections”

Date & Location: May 28 • Online (Vancouver) » More info

Technical Training Day 2020 – ECA of Alberta

Date & Location: May 29 • Online (Edmonton) » More info

ITEC 2020: IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference & Expo

Dates & Location: June 23-26 • Online (Chicago) » More info

EFC Economic Forecast 2020 – Part 1

Date & Location: June 23 • Online (Toronto) » More info

Smart Energy Event

Dates & Location: August 18-19 • Halifax » More info

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