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. 

During the summer, hot weather increases the risk for heat-related injuries and illnesses. Since 2008, more than 100 workers have been killed on the job as a result of heat stress.

Attorney: “Can you tell us how Mr. Smith died?”
 Witness: “There was an electrical explosion. Something went wrong when he was working on the panel. A big fireball shot out that caught his clothing on fire. It was horrible.”


Nearly 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise every year. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 125,000 workers have suffered significant or permanent hearing loss since 2004.

The good newsIntegrated communications networks have evolved faster and more vigorously than the predictions of the boldest forecasters.

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Climbing the Ladder
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Each year, thousands of workers are injured while working on ladders. Falls from ladders result in cuts, bruises, broken bones, and in some cases, lost lives. The three most common causes are ladders in poor condition, improper selection and improper use.

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How's My Driving?
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Approximately one in every 100,000 workers dies annually in vehicle accidents. Eleven percent of these occur in construction. A number of studies have been done to determine the causes. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a report highlighting these causes.

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Protecting Financial Centers
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In August 2004, Northeast financial sectors were alerted to possible terrorist activities focused on five specific buildings and areas: the International Monetary Fund and World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.; the New York Stock Exchange and Citigroup Center in New York; and the Prudential Fi

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An OSHA Compliance Comparison
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The safety record of contractors often comes under scrutiny. General contractors and host employers review the programs, workers' comp records and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations of the subcontractors they hire.

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Fire Foresight: Tragedy Equals Lessons Learned
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It took just minutes for the 2003 nightmare at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., to reach its climax. The blaze was Rhode Island's most devastating fire in decades and the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history.

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Convention Center Leads Downtown Boston Gentrification
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When Mass Electric Construction Co. (MEC) signed on to do a comprehensive electrical package at the new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), they became a part of the city's history.

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What Is an Electrical Safety Program?
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NFPA 70E offers standards for a complete safety program The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) enforcement emphasis on the use of proper electrical safety practices based on the National Fire Protection Association 70E standard has brought more attention to its requirements.

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