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. 

If you don’t agree that a fire alarm system is more than a fire alarm system, you should probably revisit Chapter 21, Emergency Control Function Interfaces, in NFPA 72 2016, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

Slips, trips and falls are leading causes of death in the workplace. In addition, they account for more than 1 million hospital visits nationwide each year, resulting in thousands of disabling injuries. Many of these incidents can be prevented by adhering to some basic safety protocols.

Collisions between workers and vehicles are some of the most expensive incidents on a work site. Beyond the most important form of defense—having diligent and well-trained workers on-site—some contractors use digital solutions to prevent collisions.

It might surprise most people to learn that 97 percent of all unintentional injury-related deaths—and 87 percent of all medically consulted unintentional injuries—actually occur off the job.


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Occupational Safety We Can Believe In

Under normal circumstances, a typical look at safety for the upcoming year would begin with a review of the recent activity of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), its strategic plan and 2009 budget. But, these aren’t normal circumstances.


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Make the Access Control Connection

According to the FBI, there were more than 1.4 million acts of violent crime, or 466.9 offenses per 100,000 Americans, in 2007. Over the same period, nearly 10 million property crimes occurred, or 3,263.5 per 100,000.


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Soles4Souls Accepting Gently Worn Safety Footwear
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Soles4Souls Inc. is actively looking for safety footwear to donate to people in need, whether the shoes come directly from manufacturers or employees who are required to wear safety shoes. Many shoes that are discarded can be cleaned up and donated, and other shoes thrown out are brand new.


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Cooper Bussmann Announces Eight New High-Impact Electrical Seminars
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Cooper Bussmann will hold a series of eight Electrical Seminars beginning in March at the new Cooper Technology Center in Houston. The Seminars will cover a wide range of industry-relevant topics, from electrical safety to industrial control panel overcurrent protection considerations.


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Get the Dirt on Safe Digging

It is expected that in 2008, there will have been approximately 680,000 incidents that damage underground utilities. That averages to more than one accidental utility hit every minute.


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Choosing the Right DVR

A pharmacist friend called about a couple of after-hours attempts to break into his establishment. In both incidents, the perpetrators were frightened off by the intrusion alarm system.


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Look Out Below

OSHA’s "6-foot rule" for fall protection is pretty straightforward. It states that if any employee is in a situation where they may lose balance and fall to a lower level or simply fall 6 feet or more, fall protection must be provided and used.


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