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Volume 15 | August 04, 2021
ECAO Safety Awards
Save the date for ECAO’s Safety Awards Virtual Presentation- Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Typically this event is done during our Annual General Meeting, but we are launching this event as an exclusive presentation of our winners and we will have guest speakers to address new metrics in the area of health and safety for contractors.

This year the award expanded the criteria for smaller contractors and used safety program indicators to evaluate their health and safety records over 2020.

Our award winners are:

G2 20,001-100,000 – AMPERE
G2 100,001-250,000 – MELLON
G2 250,001-500,000 – VOLLMER
G4 UNDER 20,000 – GEMOR
G4 20,001-100,000 – TP ELECTRIC
G4 100,001-250,000 – AECON

Registration details coming soon!
Have you Registered for the Free Certi-Fire Training?
The ECAO & IBEW CCO are offering a limited-time opportunity of FREE Certi-Fire Fire Alarm & Protection Certification tuition for IBEW Members. Increase your skills and career opportunities in the fire alarm system sector.
This one-time offer of free Certi-Fire Training for IBEW Members!

COCA July 2021 Government Relations Report
Please Click Here to read the full Report.
ECAO/OEL Survey on ESA Permit Process
ECAO and OEL are working on obtaining more contractor experiences with the ESA permit system. While ESA conducts their own surveys, we believe our ECAO/OEL independent survey may be useful in identifying some key issues to be addressed with ESA in the future.

The survey is being conducted by an independent consultant and all answers are anonymous and confidential.

Please take the time to complete the survey by Clicking Here
Worker safety, project integrity at stake with no trades enforcement: stakeholders
Since 2009 the prescription, licensing and enforcement of compulsory trades have been the responsibility of the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT), but it was recently learned that the College has not issued notices of contraventions since the Doug Ford government was elected in 2018 with the promise to replace it.

Apprenticeship Training Critical to Ontario’s Future
“My apprenticeship has been a very rich and rewarding experience,” says Christie, a 5th term apprentice with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 353. When it comes to electrical work, he has learned how important proper training and oversight is to ensuring work is done safely and correctly. Not only does the apprentice benefit from developing the necessary skills but for contractors, businesses and taxpayers, it pays off as well.

IHSA Safety Talk: Mobile devices while driving
Distracted driving is the number-one killer on Ontario roads. It is responsible for more deaths than impaired driving or speeding. Distracted driving can be caused by using a mobile device while you’re behind the wheel. This includes:

  • Talking or texting on a phone
  • Manually dialling or scrolling through contacts
  • Programming or looking at your GPS
  • Looking at display screens of devices that are unrelated to driving

You’re invited to Alltrade’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2021 in support of Lifesong for Orphans Canada
Tuesday, September 09, 2021

The tournament will be held at the Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, Ontario; on September 9, 2021. If you are interested in playing and/or sponsoring, please see the brochure attached for more details and sponsorship opportunities. We are also accepting donated prizes for the silent auction and raffle draw. This is a great way to increase the visibility of your company’s brand and support a worthy cause. It is also an opportunity to network with others in the industry while having some much-deserved, and long-awaited fun! 

A little about Lifesong for Orphans Canada

Lifesong for Orphans Canada oversees the Lifesong Harmony School in Kitwe, Zambia. Its goal is to provide quality education to students and provide them with the tools to transition into adult living. Students attend from pre-school to grade 12, with 650 students currently attending the school. At the beginning of each year, 50-60 new students enter pre-school. As they near the end of their secondary school enrollment, the students have the option to pursue post-academic studies or learn a trade at the new Lifesong Vocational & Technical Centre (LVTC). To learn more about Lifesong’s sponsorship program, please visit the Child Sponsorship page.

Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Industry Summit
September 16, 2021

You’re invited to the free CCA Members Industry Summit

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is hosting an exclusive event for members and partner association leaders and staff from across Canada, representing all segments of the construction industry. The CCA Members Industry Summit, taking place September 16, 2021, is a unique opportunity to engage with CCA’s Board of Directors and other industry leaders in a free, half-day virtual event and...

EFC Annual Industry Conference 2021 (online)
September 22 - September 23, 2021| Toronto (online)

Electro-Federation Canada will host this year’s annual conference online, September 22-23, 2021, thereby ensuring the safety of all its members while providing easier access for more member employees.