Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

October 16, 2016

2016 Ontario Electrical Safety Awards Celebrate Leaders in Electrical SafetyEaton Electrical Services & Systems was among the recipients of a 2016 Ontario Electrical Safety Award.

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA)’s award program recognizes organizations that invest in helping keep Ontarians safe from electrical harm. 

The awards were presented by Brian Bentz, Chair, Electrical Safety Authority Board of Directors, and Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Government and Consumer Services. This year Scott Saint, ESA’s Chief Public Safety Officer, gave special recognition to the contributors of the Ontario Electrical Safety Report for their commitment to electrical safety through the sharing of important electrical safety data and health information. 

The 2016 award recipients are: 

  • Worker Safety — Eaton Electrical Services & Systems for its dedication to worker safety through the development of the “I Choose Zero” program, which aims to achieve zero lost time injuries and improve overall worker safety in their workplace and in their homes. The program includes mentor training programs for new hires and ongoing health and safety education to foster a strong safety culture. Eaton Electrical Services & Systems achieved one million hours without a lost time injury from August 2015 to January 2016.
  • Consumer and Home Safety — Birnie Electric, for its ongoing efforts to educate consumers on electrical safety issues in the home with their CurrentSAFE program. Since 2010, the CurrentSAFE program has been educating homeowners about the dangers of degraded electrical systems and providing solutions to address electrical hazards. Through this program, Birnie Electric has demonstrated a strong commitment to safety, reaching hundreds of homeowners across the province by working with community safety partners to deliver public seminars on electrical safety and fire prevention. 
  • Powerline Safety — Toronto Hydro, which partnered with Toronto Fire Services (TFS) to create a mock accident scene using a practice car and a hydro pole complete with wires placed on the hood of the car. The scene provided a realistic and compelling image of what TFS and utility crews respond to when a vehicle collides with a hydro pole. The media was educated about the proper steps to take, including staying in the car and calling 911. The demonstration also addressed how to safely evacuate in the event that the downed wires cause a fire and it’s no longer safe to stay in the vehicle. 
  • Chief Public Safety Officer’s Special Recognition Award — contributors to the Ontario Electrical Safety Report (OESR) for their ongoing commitment to sharing integral safety and incident data. Contributors include the Office of the Chief Coroner, Ministry of Labour, Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. The OESR is the only report of its kind that provides a comprehensive overview of electrical safety in Ontario. The data provided by its contributors enable ESA and others to develop evidence-based strategies and programs to target areas of highest risk.

New this year, ESA also presented Honourable Mention distinctions to two well-deserving safety partners: 

  • Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) Joint Task Force for their efforts to ensure the amendment for the expansion of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters in the Canadian Electrical Code
  • Fermar Paving Ltd. for the development and implementation of a safety program that requires a box buzzer system to be installed on all dump trucks entering their work sites

The awards were established seven years ago to formally recognize the important contributions of individuals and organizations toward achieving ESA’s vision of an Ontario where people can live, work and play safe from electrical harm.

Digital Twin MarketA recent Markets & Markets report estimates the Digital Twin market will grow from US$3.8 billion in 2019, to US$35.8 billion per year by 2025, at a CAGR of 45.4%. Digital Twin software is already revolutionizing industries such as healthcare, architecture, aerospace, defence, and automotive and transportation.

Furthermore, the global smart infrastructure market, which includes the Digital Twin sector, is expected to thrive at a considerable CAGR between 2020 and 2025 as demand for the smart infrastructure has been a booming year on year, reports Market Research Explore - details. 

Read More

David GordonBy David Gordon

COVID-19 has heightened the benefit of, and interest in, eCommerce for electrical distributors. Our second and third COVID-19 Electrical Market Sentiment Reports have shown that those with an eCommerce offering have seen online sales increases. Further, from conversations with distributors, their site activity increased. The benefit is that these companies had lower sales declines (and some increases), and were able to better serve their customers.

A further benefit is that their remote workforce had access to an online resource, other than manufacturers, for quick, easy, product research.

Read More

Changing Scene

  • Prev
Northern Cables announced via their social media accounts that they have broken ground on the ...
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and ETIM North America (NA) have entered into a strategic ...
Southwire announced that Tim King has accepted the role of President of Southwire Canada. ...
Savant Systems has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase GE Lighting, a ...
EFC’s Economic Forecast Series webinar will deliver global, national, and regional economic ...
A new video featuring Sonepar’s Vice President of eCommerce and Digitalization, Gaurav Sharma, ...
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its members are proud to support the next generation of leaders ...
Eletrozad has launched Electrozad Online. The same standard of service you've come to expect from ...
After more than 42 years of exemplary service at Leviton, Gabriel Massabni, Vice President ...
Bill Stephens, National Sales and Marketing Manager for IDEAL INDUSTRIES CANADA has announced the ...

 

Anju UddinBy Blake Marchand

Sonepar is excited to introduce Anju Uddin as the new Marketing Manager for their Ontario Region! Anju has more than 15 years of experience as a marketing expert, which includes running an independent agency working with a multitude of businesses in various industries and geographies from around the globe. 

With a passion for reinvention and finding success through a commitment to education and innovation, Anju has utilized her exceptional creativity and business acumen to engineer seamless brand experiences...

Read More

 

 

 

Kerrwil Publications Great Place to Work. Certified December 2019 - December 2020

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2020 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil