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Volume 22 | November 25, 2021
ECAO NEWS
SAVE THE DATE! ECAO 2022 Annual General Meeting
May 18-19, 2022
“Mind Your Business” with Keynote Speaker David Meade
ECAO is thrilled to have successfully booked internationally acclaimed speaker, David Meade for a virtual zoom webinar on Tuesday, November 30 at 10:00 am.
 
You can’t miss this unique opportunity exclusively for our members and partners, to listen to one of the most engaging, entertaining, and knowledgeable speakers of our time!
 
David Meade has become one of Europe's most dynamic, engaging, and sought-after keynote speakers with a client list that features some of the world's most successful organizations. David is also a regular moderator at the Annual National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Conference, and we have him booked for the ECAO Annual Conference in Prague in September 2022.
 
David will show business owners how cutting-edge innovative techniques can be used in the workplace to improve decision making, communication, motivation, and leadership and will address how collaboration is key to growing your construction business.
 
To see some coverage of David’s performances, click here: https://vimeo.com/505143376

David will also be our keynote speaker at our 2022 Prague Conference on September 18-24th.

You Ought to Know!
We are excited to share the first and second issues of You Ought To Know, brought to you by the ETBA and ECAO. Feel free to share it with your colleagues.
 
You can find them on the Member’s section of ECAO’s website, under Labour Relations and on ECAO App under Member Resources.
 
We have a few more issues planned so stay tuned!
INDUSTRY NEWS
It started with toilet paper. Then it was lumber. Now, more than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, high demand, limited manufacturing capacity and supply chain woes continue to roil every sector of the economy, including residential and commercial construction.

Ontario Electrical Safety Code (28th edition/2021)
ESA collaborated with its safety partners on the 2021 edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code. The Minister of Government and Consumer Services has approved the regulatory amendment to adopt the 2021 Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC), which comes into effect on May 5, 2022.
 
The 28th edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code includes the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, plus Ontario-specific amendments. The Code reflects changes in technology and the market, feedback from stakeholders and technical reviews, and new safety insights.

The new Code will be available for order in December 2021. The hard copy of the Codebook will be available for $223, as well as a PDF version available for $199. These prices will include free access to the bulletins on the CSA Community of Interest website over the whole period of the Code cycle. Once purchased, the PDF version can be accessed immediately, while the hardcopy versions will be available for delivery in late January 2022.

ESA is partnering with the CSA Group to offer the Codebook and all ESA bulletins – which provide important updates and interpretations – together for one price in a searchable, digital format for $199 – accessible on smartphones, tablets and desktops and compatible with Windows and iOS. This version will be available in Summer 2022.
 
 
ESA and ECRA Advisory Council continue to support world-leading electrical injury research and patient experience at Sunnybrook Ross Tilley Burn Centre
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) in alignment with the ECRA Advisory Council (AC) will once again donate $250,000 over the next five years to the Sunnybrook Ross Tilley Burn Centre, accelerating discovery and improving the quality of life for people with electrical burn injuries. Since 2006, ESA and ECRA AC have supported the Ross Tilley Burn Centre and continue to partner with patients to help share their stories of safety and recovery.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
NIOSH Sound Level Meter App
NIOSH estimates that there are 22 million workers who are exposed to hazardous noise levels every year. In addition to damaging workers’ quality of life, occupational hearing loss carries a high economic price to society.
 
The NIOSH Sound Level Meter (SLM) app combines the best features of professional sound levels meters and noise dosimeters into a simple, easy-to-use package. The app was developed to help workers make informed decisions about their noise environment and promote better hearing health and prevention efforts. The app can serve as a tool to raise workers’ awareness about noise in their work environment and help them make informed decisions about the potential hazards to their hearing.


INDUSTRY EVENTS
NETCO 2022 Conference
Registration is now open for NETCO 2022 Cost to Coast Conference.

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum announces National Leadership Development Program for Women in the Skilled Trades
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) will launch a new program to empower skilled trades advocates at the next Supporting Women in Trades Conference taking place June 2-3, 2022, in St. John’s NL.

2022 OCA Construction Symposium & Trade Show
The OCA is happy to announce that we are in the initial planning stages of the 2022 OCA Construction Symposium & Trade Show to be held at the EY Centre on April 12 & 13, 2022.
 
Keep an eye out on our website and in future newsletters for information regarding, Exhibiting opportunities, Sponsorship opportunities and for the Show Program and registration.
 
The 2022 show will feature the Youth Engagement Zone promoting the industry to High School students. New for 2022, the OCA will be adding a Career Fair to the show!
 
Stay tuned for more information.
 
We are looking forward to seeing you all in April!
EB 2022 PowerCon
EBPowerCon engages with subject matter experts—one-on-one and via panel discussion—to shed light on trends and technologies so as to empower electrical professionals with knowledge and insight into markets and opportunities.
Featuring 3 special Extravaganza Days, EBPowerCon is OPEN 24/7 for 6 weeks—January 17 to February 25—giving everyone ample opportunity to check out the Sessions and our Valued Supporters. 

To learn more about joining our Sponsors or our Exhibit Hall, contact Jennifer at jdiiorio@ebmag.com.