Generac and DR Portable Generators Recalled due to Finger Amputation and Crush Hazards

Generac and DR Portable Generators Recalled due to Finger Amputation and Crush Hazards

December 5, 2022 Generac and DR Brand 6500 Watt and 8000 Watt Portable Generators. Immediately stop using the recalled generators, unless the locking pin has been inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator, and contact Generac for a free, updated repair kit. This recall involves the Generac and DR…

60 LED Mini-Style Lights Recalled Due to Electric Shock Hazard

60 LED Mini-Style Lights Recalled Due to Electric Shock Hazard

December 5, 2022 60 LED Mini-Style Lights Issue: Consumer products – Electrical hazard What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled decorative lighting string and dispose of it in accordance with the applicable local transportation and waste requirements for electronic products. This recall involves 60 LED Mini-Style Lights with multi-colour bulbs and green wire for indoor…

Building Retrofits are Critical in the Path Toward Carbon Neutrality: A Conversation with Hugo Lafontaine of Schneider Electric
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Building Retrofits are Critical in the Path Toward Carbon Neutrality: A Conversation with Hugo Lafontaine of Schneider Electric

Canada is a country, “where there’s a lot of work to be done, to be honest, when it comes to energy efficiency in our buildings,” commented Hugo Lafontaine, Vice President – Power Products and Digital Energy with Schneider Electric. “Our buildings, both private and public, are behind the times.”

Economic Forecasting Calls for Challenging Times Ahead

Economic Forecasting Calls for Challenging Times Ahead

December 2, 2022 By Tom Mason, VP, Marketing and Channel Development, Electro-Federation Canada On September 22, 2022, Electro Federation Canada hosted the annual Economic Forecast Day. The financial markets are experiencing a complex and concerning economic condition, unlike anything we have experienced in the past few years, with inflation running at 40-year highs. Business is…

New Littelfuse Knowledge Center Helps Customers Prevent Ground-Fault Hazards

New Littelfuse Knowledge Center Helps Customers Prevent Ground-Fault Hazards

December 2, 2022 Littelfuse, Inc. introduces a new ground-fault knowledge center (Littelfuse.com/What-is-a-Ground-Fault) for engineers, electricians, maintenance workers, and others to create a safer electrical environment. The resource portal provides educational material including defining ground faults, explaining misconceptions, and offering solutions on how to prevent ground-faults. This information ultimately helps workers minimize the damage to electrical…

NAIT Hosts Nearly 100 High School Students for a Day of Skilled Trades Exploration

NAIT Hosts Nearly 100 High School Students for a Day of Skilled Trades Exploration

December 2, 2022 NAIT welcomed nearly 100 female high school students to Main Campus on Thursday, Nov. 24 for a day of exploring the potential of careers in the skilled trades.  Jill of All Trades is an annual event that began in 2014 at Conestoga College in Ontario. Conestoga recently received support from national sponsors…

As an Active Copper Mark Partner, Nexans Strongly Believes in Responsible Copper Production

As an Active Copper Mark Partner, Nexans Strongly Believes in Responsible Copper Production

November 30, 2022 Because the metals and mining industry will be at the core of enabling the energy transition, raw material scarcity – in particular that of copper, is at the heart of Nexans concerns: maintaining our metallurgical plants is key to support sustainable growth and circular economy, as well as being committed to responsible…

Energy Efficiency is the Best Way for Industry to Cut Costs and Reduce Emissions Right Now

Energy Efficiency is the Best Way for Industry to Cut Costs and Reduce Emissions Right Now

November 30, 2022 With businesses around the world facing unprecedented pressure from the cost of energy and the urgency of climate change, a new report from the Energy Efficiency Movement shows that improving industrial energy efficiency is the fastest and most effective way for a business to cut energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The…

The Inaugural EFC Award of Excellence Presented to Keith Rodel, Hubbell Canada

The Inaugural EFC Award of Excellence Presented to Keith Rodel, Hubbell Canada

November 29, 2022 On November 10, 2022, Keith Rodel, from Hubbell Canada, was presented with the first EFC Award of Excellence. This award is a peer recognition to a retired member of the Electro-Federation of Canada who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry in standards and regulations. Hubbell Canada’s Frank Magisano, Director of…

New Report Explores Proven Practices for Building a Circular Economy in Canada

New Report Explores Proven Practices for Building a Circular Economy in Canada

November 29, 2022 Canada ranks among the top waste-producing countries around the world.By 2050, annual global waste generation is projected to grow by 70 per cent and consumption demands are estimated to require the resources of three Earths. CSA Public Policy Centre‘s new report, Rounding the Corner: Towards a Circular Economy in Canada, highlights how transitioning to…

Recap from EFC’s12th Annual Future Forum

Recap from EFC’s12th Annual Future Forum

November 25, 2022 On November 17, 2022, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) virtually organized the 12th Annual Future Forum themed “Innovation During Disruptive Times: Finding the crossroads between talent and technology,” together with the 9th Annual Marketing Awards Presentation: Celebrating Innovation Excellence. This year, over 100 members experienced a reformatted program that brought together marketing and supply…

Canadaian Governemnt Shares Progress on Climate Change Adaptation Projects in New Brunswick

Canadaian Governemnt Shares Progress on Climate Change Adaptation Projects in New Brunswick

November 25, 2022 Our homes and buildings are where we live, work, study and gather. They are also Canada’s third-biggest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Decarbonizing the buildings sector is therefore critical to meeting Canada’s 2030 climate targets and achieving a net-zero economy by 2050. Decarbonized buildings also need to be resilient to a…

CAF-FCA Seeking Pre-Apprentice, Apprentice and Tradespeople’s Feedback for the Health Canada Research Study

CAF-FCA Seeking Pre-Apprentice, Apprentice and Tradespeople’s Feedback for the Health Canada Research Study

November 24, 2022 The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA), a national, non-profit organization, has been funded by Health Canada to conduct a study about understanding substance use. The goal of the study is to understand the extent and nature of substance use among apprentices and tradespeople, and the supports available to help support their wellbeing. By hearing…