Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

LT Governor Safety AwardAndy Cleven, a member of the BC Safety Authority’s Electrical Joint Training Committee, is one of seven recipients of BC’s highest safety honour, a Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards.

The awards, to be presented on November 23, recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in the promotion of technical systems safety in BC.

Andy Cleven has 43 years of experience as an electrical journeyperson and the Director of the Electrical Joint Training Committee. He served on the Heavy Industry Training Advisory steering committee, where he developed a program for the Red Seal trade of Industrial Electrician. He is the driving force behind re-introducing mentorship in the electrical trades to ensure apprentices begin their career by developing not only trade safety skills, but also effective communication skills and resources. Additionally, Andy developed the national program standards and certification for photovoltaic solar installations and electric vehicle infrastructure. He has been an advocate for improving the process of integrating internationally trained workers into the Canadian workplace for successful careers in the electrical trade. He also serves on a number of committees including the National Electrical Trades Council steering committee.

“BC Safety Authority is proud to recognize the exceptional work of these individuals and organizations,” says Catherine Roome, President and CEO of BC Safety Authority. “Their efforts go above and beyond, which creates public confidence in safety systems. Whether their passion for safety stems from a very personal experience, or from years of innovation and sharing knowledge, they are exemplary in their risk awareness.We thank them for their outstanding contributions to safe technical systems.”

Awards were also issued in these categories:
•    boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration safety — Hennie Prinsloo, International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association
•    gas safety — Ken Wardstrom, KG Wardstrom Industrial Gas
•    elevating safety — Ray DeMeyer, Vertech Elevator Services
•    ropeway safety — Warren Sparks, Doppelmayr Canada Ltd.
•    systems safety — Dave Nicolson, Mount Hayes LNG; Debbie Clyne, Clyne Consulting



Arlington TVCE Pro announced the winners of the 2020 CE Pro BEST (Best Electronics Systems Technologies) Awards at CEDIA Expo Virtual this week. Arlington is pleased to announce that their Low profile 5x8" Steel TV Box™ (TVL508S) won the CE Pro BEST Award in the Mount Lift Media Concealment category.

 This year’s winning entries were chosen by an independent voting panel of integrators along with the editors of CE Pro.

 

 

 

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Connected Drum Internet of Things Nexans Canada has launched a service providing cable reel tracking via connected devices. The “Connected Drum” Internet of Things (IoT) service allows customers to benefit from real-time location, theft and loss detection and management of residual cable lengths on reels. 

By tracking and monitoring a fleet of cable reels that are off-site or at subcontractor locations, significant savings can be realized. The service includes an online and mobile software platform for efficient and convenient management. This innovation provides customers with the real-time location of each reel as well as an alert system for monitoring on-site events including deliveries and pick-ups.

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ManitobaThe Manitoba government has expanded its Back to Work in Manitoba Wage Subsidy Program as part of its continued commitment to safely restarting the provincial economy.

“The Back to Work wage subsidy is benefiting hundreds of Manitoba businesses that are bringing back employees who were laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, and hiring more staff to boost their operations and provide valued services to Manitobans,” said Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. “Manitoba has designed some of Canada’s strongest support programs to help relieve small businesses of unexpected financial burdens...

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