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. 

For each project, electrical contractors must ensure the right equipment is on-site, that it’s affordable and, most important, safe and reliable. But what to do when dealing with installed equipment or with tools and equipment that they don’t own? How do they know it’s safe and hasn’t been damaged?

Life is full of surprises, and so is the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E. After years of requiring specific information on arc flash equipment labels, as listed in 130.5(H1) through (H3), the 2018 edition has introduced Exception No.

This December 1 is the deadline set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that requires medium to large contractors in certain industries, to provide injury, illness, and incident information using the new Injury Tracking Application (ITA).

Major storms this hurricane season wreaked havoc on the southeastern United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These storms created weather hazards as well as dangerous conditions for power utilities and restoration efforts.

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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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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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