04 January 2021
The Board of Directors of the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has elected Annette Bergeron as Chair to succeed Peter Gregg who will continue as a member of the ESA Board until the conclusion of his term in 2022.
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07 December 2020
The Electrical Safety Authority welcomes the published Auditor General’s 2020 Annual Report and will review the recommendations carefully to ensure appropriate actions are taken that will further strengthen ESA’s operations and enhance its effectiveness.
23 November 2020
As the holiday season approaches and online shopping is growing in popularity, ESA is advising Ontarians to take the necessary electrical precautions when getting their house in the holiday spirit.
09 November 2020
On February 7, 2020, Great Lakes Greenhouses Inc. of Leamington pled guilty and was convicted in an Ontario Provincial Offences Court for hiring an unlicensed contractor to do electrical work and fined $100,000.
15 May 2020
The first long weekend of the summer is nearly here, and that means many Canadians are gearing up for outdoor activities like barbecuing, home and garden work, camping, boating, and opening cottages. This long weekend typically delivers lovely weather and a whole extra day to work through your cottage opening to-do list. ESA offers some practical safety tips for cottage opening and wants to remind everyone to be proactive with safety.
As outdoor work begins, Electrical Safety Authority warns Ontario homeowners to stop, look, live, and avoid deadly distractions – Powerline Safety Week commences May 11
11 May 2020
Outdoor work is rewarding, but it can also be hazardous. May 11 to 17 is Powerline Safety Week, and the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is urging Ontarians to combat deadly distractions by practicing three critical steps: stop, look, and live.
27 March 2020
ESA is proud to launch a refreshed look to the esasafe.com website. With improved functionality, a clean and uncluttered design, updated content and enhanced imagery, we hope that visitors will be able to quickly find information they need and easily navigate the site.
06 March 2020
On February 4, 2020, Mr. Daniel Smith, was convicted by the Ontario Court of Justice, for operating an electrical contracting business without a licence and failing to apply for an electrical inspection. Mr. Smith was sentenced to a total fine of $6,875 including victim surcharge. Mr. Smith was also ordered to pay restitution to the homeowner in the amount of $1,000.
02 March 2020
As part of Fraud Prevention Month and World Consumer Rights Day, the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is sharing safety tips with Ontarians to protect themselves and their families from unlicensed and illegally operating Electrical Contractors and uncertified electrical products.