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ESFI President Brett Brenner and James C. Cawley to Co-Present Paper Using OSHA DataArlington, VA – ESFI President Brett Brenner and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member James C.

Receive a free BMP41 or BMP51 printer by trading in a qualifying printer and purchasing 12 label cartridgesMILWAUKEE, Wis. (January 27, 2014) — Brady, a global leader in product and facility identification solutions, today announced its portable printer trade up promotion. Users can receive a free BMP41 or BMP51 printer by trading in a qualifying competitive printer and purchasing 12 BMP41 or BMP51 label cartridges.“We’re giving printer users the unique opportunity to trade up to a better labeling experience,” says Matt Luger, product marketing specialist for Brady.

ROSSLYN, Va., January 29, 2015—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announce changes to the UL Standard 943 Standard for Safety for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) (Tri-national harmonized UL 943/CSA C22.2 No. 144.1/ANCE NMX-J-520) that will take effect on June 29, 2015. To maintain certification, all manufacturers must meet these revisions with GFCIs produced after June 28, 2015.

PITTSBURGH — Power management company Eaton announced it will help U.S. Army modernize the electrical infrastructure of the Temperature Test Facility at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). Under the contract, Eaton will provide turnkey engineering services and power distribution equipment to improve power reliability and system safety at the specially designed laboratory in White Sands, New Mexico.

PITTSBURGH — Power management company Eaton  announced its goal to raise awareness of how industry professionals can protect themselves from counterfeit electrical products in 2015 as part of its “I Didn’t Know” educational campaign.

January 8, 2015 -- The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the launch of its Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) certification program, which is based on the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. The program works to ensure that electricians have the knowledge, training and experience to perform their jobs at the highest, safest level possible.“NFPA’s CESW certification program is an important credential for documenting electricians’ advanced knowledge of electrical safety,” said Jim Pauley, NFPA president.

Harrisburg, N.C. -- Galvan Electrical Products has developed a third online training module for professionals involved in the selection, purchase, installation or inspection of ground rod electrodes.  The new module, entitled “Ground Rod Specs and Standards”, is available now on the company’s web site,

NECA Now Accepting 2015 Safety Excellence and Zero Injury Award Entries! The NECA 2015 Safety Excellence and Zero Injury Awards program application and evaluation process is now open. NECA is now accepting applications for the 2015 Safety Awards program. The NECA Safety Excellence and Zero Injury Awards program is open to all NECA member-companies. Award winners will be recognized in their NECA district or chapter meetings, on NECA's website, in NECA publications and in a press release to national construction safety press.

PITTSBURGH … Power management company Eaton today announced tips aimed at helping professionals properly report counterfeit electrical products. The tips will assist professionals throughout the electrical supply chain with tools to recognize and report suspect products to ultimately help brands and law enforcement identify potential counterfeit product supply chains.