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Electrical construction is dangerous work. Electrical contractors and workers must always adhere to safety best practices. Just what are those practices? The following articles, listed chronologically by date, document safety measures and practices that help ensure everyone gets home safely at the end of the work day. 

For each project, electrical contractors must ensure the right equipment is on-site, that it’s affordable and, most important, safe and reliable. But what to do when dealing with installed equipment or with tools and equipment that they don’t own? How do they know it’s safe and hasn’t been damaged?

Life is full of surprises, and so is the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E. After years of requiring specific information on arc flash equipment labels, as listed in 130.5(H1) through (H3), the 2018 edition has introduced Exception No.

UPDATE: OSHA has delayed the deadline by an additional two weeks until Dec. 15. Click here for the official announcement from OSHA.

Major storms this hurricane season wreaked havoc on the southeastern United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These storms created weather hazards as well as dangerous conditions for power utilities and restoration efforts.

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AGC of America Emphasizing Highway Work Zone Safety

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America has released a study of highway work zone safety, and the results show that these job sites remain just as dangerous as ever. Most even say the danger is growing.


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Asbestos in the Workplace


Asbestos is a well-known hazard because of attorney solicitations for clients exposed to it, public media messages and the material’s widespread use.


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Current Safety Concerns For ECs: What To Expect


According to Wes Wheeler, director of safety for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), a number of issues are currently up in the air under the Trump administration, specifically some federal safety regulations that can affect electrical contractors.


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The Forward Momentum Of Safety

Something has shifted in safety attitudes and practices. It’s more than meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other safety mandates. Today, safety equates to good business, influencing employee morale, business growth and attracting new workers.



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Take Your Construction Vitamins: WELL Certification and Healthy Building Design

Healthy buildings may be the breath of fresh air in the world of sustainable design. Green building proponents and practitioners increasingly promote healthy building outcomes. New certification programs, such as the WELL Building Standard, up the ante.


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What's New? What's Changed? 2018 NFPA 70E Update

Around 2,500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with the saying, “The only thing that is constant is change.” Who knew this ancient proverb would apply to NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace?


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Do No Harm: Healthcare Projects 
and ECs

Electrical contractors working in healthcare facilities must adhere to rigorous safety protocols, the National Electrical Code and cleanliness standards often tougher than those imposed in other types of projects.


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