The Conduit
SUMMER 2022 | Edition #31
Executive Director Report
Education and training are vital components in maintaining a prosperous electrical industry in our province. We recently have partnered with a nationally recognized training company (We Know Training / Danatec) to offer safety training discounts for the electrical industry. Companies can take advantage of discounts up to 30%, as well as the flexibility of completing the courses online.
 
The Tin Cup Golf Tournament is back again for the 7th Annual event. The tournament will be on August 4 at Deer Valley. There are plenty of opportunities to sponsor this event ranging from hole signs, tents, beverage and food holes. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring the Tin Cup 2022. We hope to see you on August 4 at Deer Valley.
 
We continue to advocate for the electrical industry in our province. Our work over the next few months will be to advance our priorities including: Master Electrical requirements, prompt payment implementation and labour supply challenges.
 
Please feel free to contact us if you ever have questions, concerns or need clarification about the electrical industry in Saskatchewan.

We wish that you have a profitable last half of 2022.
   
Ken Meredith
About Our New Look

It finally feels like spring has sprung and with it, we sprang into our new brand.  
 
While we made some changes during the past couple years, Dynamic Core Benefits remains the same company with the same local service you have come to rely upon.  You may notice we have a fresh new look and new website!  Check us out at www.corebenefits.ca

Last May, our management team purchased Leipert Financial Group and started the process of aligning our vision to create certainty for businesses and families across the prairies. 
The ‘C’ represents Core Benefits and the ‘L’, represents Leipert Financial Group. The plus sign symbolizes health, growth and positivity.  

Read more about how we can customize an affordable benefit plan for your company.
COPPER SPONSORS
News around the Electrical Industry
NCS (Noramco) has acquired Trans Canada Electro Acquired. NCS International Co. is one of the largest distributors of electrical, electronic, datacom, fiber optic cable, cable accessories and wire in Canada. Trans Canada Electro operates Trans Canada Wire & Cable, Dorvalec, and King Cable.
2022
APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS
The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission’s (SATCC) annual Apprenticeship Awards will take place in-person Friday, November 4 this year at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. The event recognizes outstanding achievements in apprenticeship and the skilled trades. Many apprenticeship stakeholders are celebrated, including newly certified journeypersons; apprentices; trade board members; and employers. This year’s awards event will feature a streamlined program and entertainment. 
 
Click here for more information on tickets, nominating an outstanding employer/instructor, or sponsoring the event. 
The Canadian Electrical Contractors Association

Working for You!
CECA is busy advocating for the electrical industry across the country. Some key initiatives that we are working on are:
 
  • Prompt Payment
  • Impacts of Pre‐project Investment & Quality of Documents
  • Standardized Canadian Pre‐Qualification Process
  • Federal Funding for Hiring Apprentices
  • EHRC National Occupation Standards Project Complete
  • Training
 
If you have any questions, please send an email to gxwhitty@ceca.org or call Gregg at 416‐491‐2414.
SupplierLink developments and changes ahead - good news for electrical contractors! 
Thank you to ECAS for being an early adopter, a champion, as well as one of the first trade associations to support SupplierLink Saskatchewan.
 
Since launching SupplierLink last year, we’ve collaborated with a number of buyers and infrastructure owners to assess their workflows and determine their needs. The result of this is a series of new enhancements to make SupplierLink a “one-stop shop” as a listing site for vendors and a management site for owners’ and buyers’ procurement needs. 
 
SupplierLink Saskatchewan remains true to its original goal of creating an industry built and led platform for buyers and suppliers to connect.

Announcing the New FREE Tier
 
To allow for greater participation from those unsure about the system, we are implementing a free basic tier. Soon, all ECAS members will be able to join SupplierLink for free! There will still be paid tiers with greater functionality depending on your need. 
 
For project owners, a new management feature will be added to aid in vendor selection and management. Last but not least, we are in the process of incorporating a bidding platform to ensure that companies listed on SupplierLink SK will have the exclusive rights to bid on public sector work. 
 
More details to come with changes are targeted for completion in September 2022. Stay updated by visiting our website www.supplierlinksk.ca or following us on TwitterFacebook or Instagram.
SCSA UPDATE - SCSA Analytics
A Powerful Tool to Help Reduce Injuries and Financial Losses

The SCSA offers a custom analytics dashboard at no cost to all member companies. The tool can help companies discover blind spots in their safety plans and make informed decisions aimed at improving outcomes.

How SCSA Analytics helps members:
  • Identify areas of weakness or excellence in safety practices to inform management decisions
  • Access employee training records and pinpoint learning gaps among workforce
  • Compare internal and external audit score history and performance over time
  • View up-to-date claims history with injury types and causes in an easy-to-read format
  • Measure company performance against companies that do similar work
 
What SCSA Analytics shows about the Saskatchewan construction industry:
  • Sudden growth in a company’s workforce increases its risk of injury
  • Participation in SCSA training and a culture of continuous learning corresponds with a better safety record
  • COR certified companies have lower injury rates and pay lower WCB premiums. This effect is more pronounced for small and medium-sized companies.
  • A COR audit is effective in reducing the cost and frequency of injuries. A 10% score increase in some sections of a COR audit correlates with a 25% reduction in time loss injuries. 
  • Positive safety culture and management involvement in safety programs correlate with a lower risk of time loss injuries
 
Members can request access to their custom dashboard by emailing analytics@scsaonline.ca