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. 

The U.S. DepartmentS of Labor and Health and Human Services estimate that more than half of all employers offer their employees some form of wellness program. Statistics also indicate most organizations that don’t have a program in place plan to add one in the future.

Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lists its top 10 violations for the year. One list is for construction-site safety violations, and the other is for nonconstruction workplace safety violations.


In recent years, the number of counterfeit consumer safety products and electronic components has grown exponentially in the United States. The problem has become so widespread that counterfeit airplane parts were even found in Air Force One.

The new year may not be here just yet, but the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) is! And with it comes new requirements to help protect workers from arc-flash hazards.


More on Safety

 
A Life Is On the Line

Electrical safety is as much an individual responsibility as it is an organizational responsibility. Employers (contractors) are required to provide a safe workplace for workers, and qualified workers must know how to recognize and avoid electrical hazards to keep them safe.


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Comfort and Injury Prevention Can Go Hand in Hand

What is ergonomics, and what does it mean to the average construction worker on the job site? Ergonomics is the science of designing equipment to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort while doing the job.


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OSHA Finalizes PPE Rule
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the final rule on Clarification of Employers’ Duty to Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Train Each Employee.


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Can School Disasters Still Happen?

On March 4, 1908, at the Lake View School in Collinwood, Ohio, 172 students and three adults died in the largest life-loss school fire in U.S. history. At the 13th annual National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) meeting in 1909, then-president C.M. Goddard addressed the event.


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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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OSHA: Reduced Injury and Illness Rates for 2007
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The US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Nov. 20, 2008, that the rate and number of occupational injuries and illnesses decreased from 2006 to 2007.


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