May 2014: Safety


Everyone tenses up in anticipation as they hear the countdown, “three, two, one.” Then there’s...

Fatal Four

You are probably thinking this is yet another lecture about electrical safety. While focusing each...

After years of success in improving lineworker safety, the electrical industry’s work isn’t finished yet....

Deja vu?

Déjà vu is that feeling you get when you think you have...

The NEC requires an effective ground-fault current path for medium- and high-voltage services.

Part X of Article 250 in the National Electrical Code (NEC) provides the grounding requirements...

megger MIT1025 10-kV insulation tester

Much attention is devoted to safe work practices during electrical construction, maintenance and repair work,...

While some employers simply write their premium checks to cover the costs of workers’ compensation...

The good news
Integrated communications networks have evolved faster and more vigorously than the predictions...

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| May 2014
Since 1994, the Electrical Safety Foundation International ( has promoted electrical safety across North America by facilitating public education throughout the y

| May 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has standards addressing electrical hazards, yet hundreds of fatalities and thousands of injuries still occur as a res

| May 2014
As technology and work practices continually evolve, standards can fall behind.

| May 2014
To improve reliability of electric transmission lines, more utilities are taking to the sky with helicopter patrols to conduct low altitude inspections.

| May 2014
Safety gets the spotlight this month, but that doesn’t mean it will be forgotten the rest of the year. A topic as important as safety commands continuous attention.