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Volume 2 • Issue 33


Getting back in the saddle

This is always a time of year that I look forward to with great enthusiasm. It's the end of holidays and those annoying automatic emails advising that the recipient is out of the office and without access to the Internet. But on your own holidays, how many people did you see without their smartphone? There are many reasons for not going offline: taking and sending photos, finding directions, searching for a restaurant, and even checking out new apps. And, of course, quickly scanning email. Whether or not you are one of these people, here are 10 suggested safety apps. Good Reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor


Banvil 2000 Banvil 2000 Appoints New Sales & Marketing Manager
Nick Sabatino has been hired in the role of Banvil's Manager of Sales and Marketing…
BJ Take BJ Take Receives DLC Qualified Listings On A Major Scale
BJ Take Inc. now lists over 100 various products and configurations through DesignLights Consortium (DLC)…
Manitoba Hydro GE-Led Consortium Wins Manitoba Hydro Contract to Replace Substation in Winnipeg
A consortium led by GE's Digital Energy business has won a milestone engineering, procurement and construction contract from Manitoba Hydro to build a new, 66 kilovolt gas-insulated substation…


Lockout Failure Kills One Worker, Injures Another

Electrical lockout failure A general contracting firm and two supervisors have been fined a combined $133,000 after a lockout incident in which one worker died and the other sustained injuries. Lockout is a means of preventing power from being applied to equipment, ensuring it cannot be set in motion... Read More

Market Forecast: Enclosures

Electrical Enclosure Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015-2025

Electrical enclosures The global electrical enclosure market by value is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of around 5-7% from 2015 to 2025, forecasts a new report by Future Market Insights. The report attributes expansion to growth in the electrical and electronics hardware industry, stringent government safety rules, and increasing consumer awareness of safety... Read More

Peers & Profiles

Encore: Michelle Branigan

Michelle Branigan The following is an encore profile of Michelle Branigan, the indefatigable CEO of Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC). You know her better now thanks to her monthly contributions to our publication.Get to know Michelle better still by attending an EHRC gala luncheon on December 9, which will celebrate excellence in our industry's workforce. See our calendar for a link to the event. The world is almost too small to contain all the projects of Michelle Branigan, the CEO of Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), the leading source of HR information for Canada's electricity Industry. Branigan has an intimate knowledge of the market and the industry. Her ambitions are... Read More

Safety - Apps

Best 10 Safety Apps Listed at Safety 2015

Best Safety Apps Paul Colangelo, National Director of Compliance Programs for the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), recently went through an exhaustive research process to decide on the 10 apps he finds most valuable to workers. Colangelo presented his findings at ASSE's Safety 2015 Professional Development Conference and Exposition. In the process of evaluating 150 apps, Colangelo took a number of factors into account… Read More


Building Permits Up 14.8% in June

June Building Permits The total value of building permits rose 14.8% to $7.7 billion in June, following a 13.9% decrease in May. The increase in June was mainly attributable to higher construction intentions for multi-family dwellings in Quebec, Alberta and Ontario, as well as institutional buildings in Alberta and commercial buildings in British Columbia. The value of permits was up in every province except Saskatchewan in June. Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia registered the largest increases... Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says Aug 18

Contractor Salaries By Perks

High earners identify cell phones and company cars as top two benefits/perks.

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Survey Says Aug 18

Contractor Salaries by Employer Type

Contractors who are self employed or work in private practice top the list.

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Product Focus

Siemens Launches FirstSurge Total Home Surge Protection

Siemens Surge Protection Siemens Canada's FirstSurge, a new commercial class total home protection family, offers increasing robustness capabilities, low clamping voltage performance and worry free audible alarm notification. The FirstSurge family includes: FirstSurge Power (FS060) 60kA surge capacity • FirstSurge Plus (FS100) 100kA surge capacity • FirstSurge Pro (FS140) 140kA surge capacity... Read More



Training, networking and professional development opportunities for members of Canada's electrical industry.

EFC Economic Forecast Forum
September 24
Brampton, ON

Electrical Association of Manitoba Gala Evening and Charity Dinner
November 6
Winnipeg, MB

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