Welcome To Our Podcast
Grounded in Ontario is a monthly podcast highlighting hot topics that will help YOU on the job!
Karen Ras, Host
Vice President, Communications, Strategy and Innovation
Grounded in Ontario is a podcast made especially for Licensed Electrical Contractors, Master and Certified electricians… as well as people aspiring to work in the electrical trade.
We’ll explore topics and best practices to provide you with the tips you need to get electrical jobs done safely! And we are doing it in a way that makes it easy for you to stay up-to-date. In the time it takes you to get a coffee...you can listen to the podcast!
This podcast does not replace checking the Ontario Electrical Safety Code but it will help guide you in the right direction….. so let’s get grounded! Check out some of our most recent episodes.
We want to hear from you! Email us your questions & topic ideas!
Do you have an electrical question or topic idea for Grounded in Ontario? Email it to us and your question or topic suggestion could be featured in an upcoming episode!
Episode 12 - Piloting Remote Inspections
Learn more about remote inspections, a new inspector mapping tool and how ESA will implement feedback into its initiatives.
Episode 11: Risk-based Oversight
Tips and advice on how to improve your defect ratio, so you can focus less on inspections and more on your business
Episode 10: Top 10 Defects (Part 2)
Trevor Tremblay, technical advisor at ESA, returns to finish the list of the most common defects recorded – and explains how LECs can be prepared to avoid them in their work.
Episode 9: Top 10 Defects (Part 1)
Last year, inspectors wrote more than 143,000 defects. On this episode, we will cover the most common defects recorded and what Licensed Electrical Contractors should keep in mind to be compliant.
Episode 8: Generators
With climate change bringing more severe storms, many consumers are looking to install generators to ensure they still have power in extreme weather situations. Tune in to learn how to stay safe and grounded.
Episode 7: Underground Economy Revisited
Individuals working in the underground economy (without proper licences or permits) undermine the public’s trust in the electrical industry.
Episode 6: Electrical Safety Code Changes
On May 5, a new edition of Ontario Electrical Safety Code is going to be enforced. This episode covers all of the updates you should mindful of.
Episode 5: Energy Storage Systems
With the cost of battery storage coming down, more businesses, industries and homeowners are going grid independent. Learn about upcoming OESC rules on this episode of Grounded in Ontario.
Episode 4: Underground Economy
Last year, ESA received more than 350 anonymous tips about unlicensed contractors. In this episode, we’ll explain what we’re doing to keep Ontarians safe from these fraudulent workers.
Episode 3: Arc Fault and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
Arc faults are a leading cause of fire hazards in a home. We discuss when, where to install AFCI/GFCI, as well as nuisance tripping.
Episode 2: EV Supply Equipment
With gas prices on the rise and EV prices going down, EV charging systems are a hot commodity. Here’s how to safely install them
Episode 1: Pools & Hot Tubs
It's summertime which means being inundated with calls for pools and hot tub installations! Are you up to Code?