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. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving causes more than 3,000 deaths and nearly 400,000 injuries each year. Automobile accidents also account for more work-related fatalities than any other cause.

A significant number of pages in the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E are devoted to 17 informative annexes. Although technically not part of the mandatory text, these pages can be an important source of additional information and guidance. 


Every year, dozens of people are killed and many more are injured in accidents involving aerial lifts, including cranes, digger derricks, scissor lifts, and boom-­supported lifts, such as bucket trucks and cherry pickers.

Prescription opioid abuse has been a major health problem in the United States for the last 25 years and is now in the news almost daily.

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Keep up Your Defenses

Health topics made headlines in 2009: H1N1 flu, the seasonal flu and their prevention, and no one wants to get these illnesses because they are uncomfortable, inconvenient and, in certain cases, deadly.


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Every Statistic Has a Name

Right in front of you on the switchboard, a bright orange label reads: “WARNING Arc Flash Hazard, Appropriate PPE Required.” As you look closer at the label, you also see: “6.5 cal/cm2 at a working distance of 18 inches.”


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Fear of Heights

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), along with many other organizations, has invested large amounts of time and money to increase the safety of workers who perform tasks at height.


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Strobe Code Compliance 101

Most contractors install strobe lights to comply with the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code by simply using a combination audible-visible appliance everywhere one or the other is shown on the plans.


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Staying Warm

Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen said, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” Following this logic and considering the fabric and technology available today, our employees should never be cold if they are properly dressed.


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CCTV systems are being embraced by hoteliers and guests alike across properties of all sizes and types, in all locations, for their proven ability to deter and document Crime.


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Where the Fire Things Are

Most fire protection designers and authorities having jurisdiction place historic buildings in a special class.


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