Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

EHRC

 

Aug 11, 2017

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), in partnership with the Government of Ontario’s EnAbling Change Program, has developed an online portal of valuable and practical information and resources to help employers improve or enhance equity of access and supports for people with disabilities - both visible and invisible - who work or wish to work in the Canadian electricity industry, while also addressing key priority areas of the EnAbling Change Program for the 2016-2017 year.

In addition to information on the legislative and reporting requirements employers in Ontario must comply with under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, EHRC’s dedicated web portal includes: information on the Employment Standard, the business case for recruiting people with disabilities, leading and promising practices to support employer initiatives, and links to specialized service providers and disability organizations that can connect employers to those with disabilities. Each topic covers an important aspect of achieving an accessible work environment that includes people with disabilities. While directed towards Ontario-based employers, given EHRC’s national mandate employers from all provinces across Canada will derive value from the resources included within the portal.

Throughout this project EHRC has worked to create awareness that hiring people with disabilities is not only socially responsible, but good for business – increasing employee morale, productivity, innovation, profitability, organizational excellence, and the ability to retain talent.

To learn more please visit the EHRC website at: http://electricityhr.ca/workplace-support/diversity-inclusion/from-disability-to-inclusion/resource-kit/&index=4&md5=667f825911059e0b6c5b070901b23792

Schneider Electric

For the eighth year in a row, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, participated as a proud sponsor in the 17th annual Tremblant 24h. With support from family, friends, employees, and the company, Schneider Electric Canada employees raised funds and presented a cheque for $101,840 to support local children’s causes. 

The company was one of 366 teams participating in this year’s events, which took place December 8 to 10 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec.

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EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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 Sean Freeman

Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his trade expertise beyond that of a simple career. Not only is he a Master Electrician but he has traveled around the world as an electrical technician delegate with the Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. His skills are a vital part of emergency response and disaster relief.

In 2013 Sean responded to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In 2014 Sean spent almost a month in Kenema, Sierra Leone working at the Ebola Treatment Centre. There he was responsible for ensuring electricity and clean water were available, and worked to strengthen the infrastructure of the facility. 

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