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Volume 16 | August 25, 2021
Register for the ECAO Safety Awards
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 10 am- 12 noon

Calling all ECAO Members!! Have you registered for the ECAO 2021 Safety Awards yet?
Check out this short message from our Executive Director, R. Graeme Aitken and Register below!

Are your Electricians up to date?
Offer clients comprehensive and certified fire alarm system support with certified fire safety system installation & maintenance professionals on your team. For a limited time, ECAO and IBEW- CCO are offering IBEW Members free tuition.

IHSA ( Infrastructure Health and Safety Association) COR 2020
 Recently, COR™ was enhanced to COR™ 2020 in order to help interested workplaces qualify for financial rewards and recognition from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

COR™ 2020 is voluntary and workplaces interested in only pursuing or maintaining regular COR™ certification should visit IHSA's COR™ page for additional information and resources. For more details click on the link below.

A Century of Success: Celebrating Black & McDonald's 100-year Legacy!
Please Click Here to read the full article.
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
Brockville Businesswoman Thrives in Electrical Contracting Industry
“I’ve been very fortunate,” says Gray, who became an owner of Industrial Electrical Contractors Brockville Limited in April 2018. The company is a member of the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO). Her company has been involved in many exciting projects, including the base building, substation and service entrance and BAS electrical installation of a new 3M plant for the production of N95 masks. They also do work beyond Brockville, including for the City Ottawa and the Chalk River Nuclear Plant.

TeksMed- Thrive Webinar Series
Teksmed Canada, one of ECAO's Affiliate Partners have partnered with Thrive: Mental Well Being last year to provide ECAO members and their employees with tools to help cope with mental stress.

Below are some upcoming sessions and if these can be beneficial to you please contact Cathy at for the registration details.

  • Tuesday, September 7 at 2:00 pm – Healthy Parenting (Part 1)
  • Tuesday, September 4th at 2:00 pm – Healthy Parenting (Part 2)
  • Thursday, October 21 at 1:00 pm – Seasonal Affective Disorders
  • Tuesday, November 18th, 2021 – Systemic Balance
  • Thursday, December 16 at 12:00 pm – How to Switch Off
OHS Canada- Free Webinar: Addressing respiratory hazards in construction
According to OSHA, respiratory hazards continue to be the third most commonly cited cause of serious injury and death each year in the construction industry. Not only do we see significant numbers of acute injuries reported, but also the serious long-term health effects that result when workers are inadequately protected from hazards over time.

This webinar will highlight a few of the most common respiratory hazards found in the construction industry including silica, wood dust, mold and welding fumes. It will provide an overview of:
  • How to identify key respiratory hazards on construction sites
  • The most common occupational exposures and the associated health effects
  • The enforcement trends being seen around the country
  • Select PPE solutions available for respiratory protection

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.

WSIB Historical Review by TeksMed Services 
Dear ECAO Members,

TeksMed Services is a proud affiliate partner of the ECAO and we are offering a historical review of your WSIB account, at no extra cost. TeksMed will conduct a detailed analysis of your account and claims, to identify and recover any opportunities for cost relief.

Cost relief is a WSIB initiative, administered via the Secondary Injury and Enhancement Fund (SIEF), that provides employers with financial relief when an injured worker's pre-existing condition enhances or prolongs their return to work. This means that an employer will not be held fully financially responsible for a workplace injury that was caused by a worker's pre-existing condition or if their recovery is delayed/prolonged due to that condition.

There is no risk and all reward - this historical review is being offered to you by the ECAO’s Disability Management partner at no extra cost to you! You can only benefit from this offer and have the money returned to your account as a credit or decrease in the premium rate.

If you would like to have a free historical review performed on your account please contact Tanya George at TeksMed Services- or 437.333.8608.