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Universal LightingCR Browne & Associates Inc., with 120 years of collective experience in the electrical industry, now represents Universal Lighting in BC, including Vancouver Island. Based in Maple Ridge, BC, CR Browne & Associates is a member of the British

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CR browneBritech, one of Canada's oldest and largest companies in the electric heating cable industry, has appointed CR Browne & Associates to represent its line-up of electrical heating cables and controls in BC. CR Browne & Associates Inc. sells and

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TelecommunicationsMore and more Canadians are adopting smartphones and tablets, reports the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in its just-released 2014 Communications Monitoring Report. This is just one in a number of usage increases in

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Shore Power PlugsFive-years after Port Metro Vancouver made dockside power available, cruise lines still aren’t hooking up. 

CSA Merit AwardsCSA Group handed out their 2014 Award of Merits last week in Charlottetown, PEI, and the electrical industry posted a nice showing.  The Award of Merit is given to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in developing voluntary standards and

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CSA groupIn preparation for launching an updated version of the Canadian Electrical Code in January 2015, CSA Group is hosting a three-city conference series this fall to raise awareness of electrical installation, maintenance and safety issues and the most

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CSAIn preparation for launching an updated version of the Canadian Electrical Code in January 2015, CSA Group is hosting a three-city conference series in fall 2014 to raise awareness of electrical installation, maintenance and safety issues and the

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ChinaCSA Group has announced the opening of a higher power test laboratory and a HVAC psychrometric test chamber in Guangzhou, China. The two new laboratories will expand CSA Group's services for Chinese customers looking to reach global markets.

CSA Status ReportAsh K. Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group, has announced his retirement in 2015. The exact timing will depend on completion of major projects initiated by Ash. He intends to pursue other interests in music and education. 

 

SCCThe Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has appointed CSA Group Secretariat for a new international Climate Change Coordinating Committee (CCCC). As Secretariat, CSA Group will facilitate the development of strategies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas

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If your employees work with electrical current or close to sources of current electric, then they’re exposed to risk of injury or death. CSA Group offers various publications, print and electronic, as well as implementation tools and training to

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CSA Footwear Guidelines CSA Z195-14 deals with new protective footwear and includes requirements for two grades of toe impact resistance, as well as special requirements for electric-shock protection, conductivity, sole plate performance, metatarsal protection, sole flex

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Terminal BlocksCSA Group Bayern, a subsidiary of CSA Group, now has the capability to test and certify terminal blocks for the North American market. CSA Group Bayern can also conduct audits on client programs and witness tests at manufacturers' own test

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CSACSA’s newly revised standard on the management of emergency and business continuity measures helps managers prepare to deal with crisis situations, such as implementing plans for prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, recovery, and business

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CSACSA Group has issued a call for session speakers and ideas in advance of a conference series on safe electrical installation and maintenance. The fall conferences, scheduled for Mississauga, ON (Oct. 7-8), Calgary, AB (Oct. 15-16), and Halifax, NS (Nov.

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CSA Status ReportSince 1919, CSA Group has grown from a truly Canadian to a global organization with 1,800 employees in 15 different countries. Our global expansion has allowed us to help reach our vision of contributing to a better, safer and more sustainable

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CSAThe unexpected or deliberate dangerous energy release has a very real risk of serious injury or even death. CSA Z460 can help companies to adopt safety best practices and demonstrate due diligence for preventing injuries caused by electric current.

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cullitonStratford, ON - February 21, 2014:  Delivering quality and value on several high profile construction projects including the Grand River Hospital Patient Care Development – Kitchener and the Niagara Outlet Collection- Niagara-on-the-Lake; Culliton,

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campbells safety awardCummins Inc., a U.S.-based corporation that designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, is the 2014 recipient of the Robert W. Campbell award. Keeping its workforce safe is a key

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Chris CurtisWith former Idea president Bob Gaylord off to pursue other interests, Chris Curtis will be taking the reins of the company’s day-to-day operations and chairing the search for a new CEO. 

Pierre GauthierPierre Gauthier will be taking the presidential reigns of CVTech this August, a role the new president said he’s eager to start.  

Dag NyhofNick Shkordoff, Vice-President of Electrical, North America with IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dag Nyhof to the position of General Manager of IDEAL INDUSTRIES (CANADA), CORP.

 

 

GerrieGerrie Electric Wholesale Limited welcomes Dan Schellenberg as Director of Sales for the East and West Regions. Schellenberg will be responsible for all sales within these regions. 

Danfoss MegatrendsOn January 28, Danfoss hosted its 20th annual press briefing during the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago. This year’s press briefing included discussions of four industry megatrends impacting the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration

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RichJoseph Rich will lead the growth of the company’s variable frequency drive business in North America. Danfoss is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating,

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Daryl Sittler

Hockey is the theme for the Ontario Electrical League’s 2014 Electrical Industry Conference, taking place April 30 to May 3 in Toronto. Session topics include worker safety, freeing up cash flow, operational planning, CSA special investigations and

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NorthwindsDaryl Witiuk, Northwinds Corporation, joins EC Ontario Region’s leadership team, headed by Chair Bill Stephens, Ideal Industries (Canada), Corp. In February 2015, Witiuk will assume the Chair position.

Hydro One ScholarshipDecember 31 is the last day to apply for one of three types of Hydro One scholarships for university and college students: the William Peyton Hubbard Memorial Award, the Hydro One Women in Engineering Scholarship, and the Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin

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Fan ControllerA new fan speed control sensor for Rittal’s TopTherm fan-and-filter units is now available. This handy and compact device, compatible with larger models in the range of electronically commutated (EC) TopTherm fan-and-filter units, automatically adjusts

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 permit....no record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

Go HERE to join the discussion

 


 

Surgelogic RecallProduct: Surgelogic™ NQ SurgeLoc™ Surge Protection Device.

Issue: The Surgeloc Surge Protection Device can experience an arc event, which can result in a fire hazard.

What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surge protection devices and contact Schneider Electric for instructions on receiving a free equivalent replacement surge protector.

 

 

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Terry BeckerBy Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member

The electric shock hazard has been neglected.  Journeyman Electricians have accepted been shocked as part of the job, a “right” of passage, a badge of honour. 

This has not been acceptable and Journeyman Electricians may not be aware of the long term sequela health effects of receiving multiple low voltage electrical shocks and how it may have impacted them.  With respect to treatment there is only a single formal recognized treatment centre in Canada, the St Johns Rehab Centre. Electrical Injury Program.

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EIN Code Quiz 2Take this opportunity to test your knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code - Part 1. Here are two questions on essential electrical systems: health care. 

You'll find the answers in EIN articles written by our code experts — mainly Bill Burr and Terry Becker — and of course in your own best practices. Answers will be posted on our website in a few days and published in our next issue. Good luck and share your results with our Facebook group: Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussions.

 

 

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Extech Non-Contact High Voltage DetectorFLIR Systems has announced the availability of the Extech DV690 its first non-contact high voltage detector with a detection range of up to 69,000 volts (69 kV). The industrial-grade DV690 provides early warning alerts of energized electrical components for utility lineworkers, telecommunications installers, first responders, search and rescue teams, and tree removal services.

The DV690 features five flexible mounting options: handheld, around the neck, clipped to a belt, strapped to an arm, or attached to a universal spline hot stick. The three handsfree possibilities allow the most optimal operation to efficiently and carefully complete a job. Using a hot stick creates a safer distance to target, extending operator reach.

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Jo Istanbul Four Seasons ABy Owen Hurst

Recently, Electrical Industry Canada has developed a relationship with Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), a non-for-profit group developing resources and networking potential for women and all working or planning to work within the renewable energy sector. Aside from being the WiRE President & CEO, Joanna Osawe is the Global Business Development Manager of Major Projects for DMC Power Inc.

EIN sat down with Osawe to learn more about WiRE and the substantial benefits it provides. Joanna is very personable and open regarding her career and her ambition, as well as the opportunities she is developing for women nationally and globally. 

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Stephanie SmithBy Blake Marchand

“It was quite surprising,” said Stephanie Smith of being named EHRC’s Leader of the Year. “Leadership in 2020 has certainly been a challenge for everybody in the world let alone the nuclear industry or the electricity industry.”

An engineer by trade, Smith spent the majority of her career with Ontario Power Generation (OPG). She was the first woman to be certified by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station where she served as Plant Manager and was recently named the first President and CEO of CANDU Owners Group. Smith is also a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion.

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