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. 

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It finally happened. You have been asked to provide a short training program for your company’s staff. Whether it is about electrical safety, the latest National Electrical Code or any one of an infinite number of topics, training has become more important than ever.

June 12–18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held off its inaugural Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event similar to the successful National Safety Stand Down week each May.

On June 23, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a proposed rule that would modify a beryllium exposure standard (as it applies to the construction and shipyard industries) issued by the organization on January 9.

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Pardon Me?

In order for any emergency communications system (ECS) to communicate information properly, it must reproduce the desired messages in a way that the intended listeners will both hear and understand.


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Say What?

Hearing protection on a job site seems simple. Provide employees with hearing protection devices (HPDs). Unfortunately, this approach may be too simple.


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Higher Ground

Spring 2008 delivered the perfect storm to Iowa. A Memorial Day EF5 tornado leveled most of two towns in the north central part of the state, taking nine lives. Another twister ripped through a Boy Scout camp near the Nebraska border, killing four.


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For the Good of All

A recent decision by the eighth circuit court of appeals has been touted as having a major effect on construction safety.


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Better Living Through Chemistry

The working definition of green chemistry is the invention, design and application of chemical products and processes to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.


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Zeroing in on Electrical Safety in the Workplace

The standard on "control of hazardous energy" is fourth on the list of the Top 10 most frequently cited Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and third on the list of citations that drew the highest penalties.


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Arc Flash - Unplugged

Dynamite, gasoline, gunpowder and electricity: What do these have in common? Each one can explode. Something as simple as the slip of a screwdriver can cause the electric power system to act like a bomb.


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