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Bring on the Game-Changing Ideas
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Beginning this month, we are taking a fresh look at Ideas That Work. This column has been part of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine for many years, and most submitted ideas have been time saving and practical.

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Cool Tools: Personal Protective Equipment
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The workplaces of the world pose multiple hazards to the men and women in the building and construction trades, and there are many different types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to guard the wearer from specific, potentially deadly hazards.

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Break Out The Calculator

A recent change in the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) creates a new method for determining the size of service and feeder conductors for 120/240-volt (V), single-phase services for one-family, individual units of two-family dwellings, and individual units for multifamily dwellings.

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I Feel So Confined
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 1.6 million U.S. workers enter confined spaces every year. Unfortunately, nearly 100 workers are killed, and more than 5,000 other accidents occur annually in such environments. 


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It Just Makes Cents
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NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, has championed the importance of an electrical preventative maintenance (EPM) program for years.

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