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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. Updates include requirements and specific performance targets for the procedures, techniques, designs and methods of protection of workers against injuries caused by the inadvertent release of hazardous energy. 

The CSA Z460 standard, paired with Z462 - electrical safety at work and Z463 - maintenance of electrical systems, and the 2012 Canadian Electrical Code, first part, can help workplaces establish an effective electrical safety program. 

Find out more about Z460-F13 - Maîtrise des énergies dangereuses: Cadenassage et autres méthodes: http://shop.csa.ca/fr/canada/maitrise-des-energies-dangereuses-cadenassage/z460-f13/invt/27022592013

 

Gurvinder ChopraBy Gurvinder Chopra

This June, Canadians will commemorate Electrical Safety Month; June also marks the fourth month of the COVID-19 pandemic national lockdown. For many Canadians, working from home has become the new normal. As confinement continues, the demand for constant power feed to connect to the world we now live, work, and play in at home has grown substantially. Homes are being equipped with new technologies that offer plenty of benefits, but they also place high demand on electrical systems at home, potentially causing serious safety risks. 

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Building Permits - MarchThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 13.2% to $7.4 billion in March, with declines reported in seven provinces and two territories. The $1.1 billion national decrease was the largest since August 2014. This reflected notable drops in Ontario (-12.9%), Quebec (-18.1%) and British Columbia (-19.4%), which coincided with efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 Value of residential permits down

The total value of residential permits decreased 13.1% to $4.6 billion in March.

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Harold HayesHarold Hayes, a stalwart of the electrical industry, passed away peacefully in Scarborough, Ontario at the age of 90 on May 9, 2020.

Harold joined the industry as an apprentice at age 18, working first for his father’s business, Power Cable Installations, and then for Comstock. Among his later accomplishments, he formed Federal Pioneer Electric’s electric heating division, served as president of the Ontario Electric League in 1985, and while in his 80s consulted for Intellimeter Canada Inc.

 

 

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Sarah SilversteinBlake Marchand

Sarah Silverstein is a principal with Liteline along side her two brothers Mark and Daniel. Together, they lead the company founded by their father, Steve Silverstein, who retired in 2018.

Although she initially pursued a career in outdoor education, Sarah was instrumental in the company’s expansion into architectural lighting and the U.S. market. She joined Liteline as a project manager in between stints working in outdoor education. Now she leads Liteline’s U.S. distribution arm and marketing department.

 

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