Safety

 

 

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. 

On a daily basis, we hear sounds and noise in our environment from a variety of sources, such as television, radio, household appliances and traffic. However, these everyday sounds are usually at a safe volume.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is gearing up for some aggressive policy goals in the coming year. Its regulatory agenda furthers progress on a series of existing initiatives and some new areas of focus.

Moving materials around a work site is part of everyday life for an electrician or wireman. Unfortunately, the simple acts of pushing, pulling and lifting objects are extremely hazardous when they are not executed properly. Far too often, they result in costly injuries.

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New Year’s Resolutions are easy to make but difficult to keep. There is still time to make a few late resolutions. Here are 10 such resolutions for electrical safety that should be made (and kept) for 2015. They may just save a life.
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Plug It Up
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Tamper-resistant receptacles will significantly reduce the number of injuries that result when someone inserts a foreign object into receptacles within a residential occupancy.

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Creating a Drug-Testing Policy
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Illicit drugs and alcohol are leading contributors to injuries and deaths on job sites, and the electrical construction industry is encouraging drug testing to head off this dangerous trend. The highest rates of drug use are found in the construction trades.

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Strike Force
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Here's a statistic: Lightning strikes the United States more than 25 million times each year. Sadly, these strikes are responsible for nearly 500 deaths and more than 2,000 injuries.

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The Power of Safety
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After OSHA performs an inspection, it may issue citations for any violations. Citations must be in writing and describe the nature of the violation. Congress created OSHA on Dec.

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Heads Up
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While the thick, hard bones of the skull and the surrounding membranes help protect the brain, a head injury may include an injury to the brain.

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Industry Organizations Respond
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The industry heard the warnings and saw the red flags. On Sept. 7, 2004, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) entered into a national agreement with its International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) labor partner to provide a national substance-abuse policy.

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The Rules of the Road
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published some startling statistics. Every 12 minutes, someone dies in a motor vehicle crash. An injury occurs every 10 seconds, and every five seconds, a crash occurs.

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