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. 

“Don’t touch that dial” is an old phrase from the 1960s television era that an announcer would say just before “Batman” or another program cut to a commercial. They would pronounce it so authoritatively that you wouldn’t dare change the channel.

As the dangers of arc flash have become better known, the market for arc-rated (AR) clothing has grown. Unlike earlier offerings, many of today’s garments can be comfortable to wear on a daily basis.

With winter rapidly approaching, it is important to protect workers from the coming cold temperatures and potential extreme weather. Prolonged exposure to these conditions can result in serious health problems, including trench foot, hypothermia and frostbite.

In all likelihood, you will never be involved in a scenario involving an intruder or active shooter in the workplace. But in the event you find yourself in this situation, this article provides basic background and awareness information on how to respond.

More on Safety

Keeping Linemen and Their Work Safe

Line-construction contractors can do their best to train the management, offer safety training and equipment and trust the foremen who are appointed to a job, but it is an inherently dangerous business.

Verizon Building Stands Tall After Attack

Michael Mazzeo remembers it was a beautiful morning. On Sept.

Solid Conductors, Nonlinear Loads, Hazardous Locations and More

Article 100 Definitions Article 110 Requirements for Electrical Installations Article 210 Branch Circuits Article 220 Branch-Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations Article 300 Wiring Methods Article 310 Conductors for General Wiring Article 450 Transformers and Transformer Vaults Article 500 Hazar

Production, Comfort and Ergonomics

‘The right tool for the job’ is more than just a cliche The war rages on about ergonomics. The available science, costs and responsibility for musculoskeletal injuries seems to be the focus.

A Roller Coaster of Code Requirements

Regulations for public places and amusement parks Attempting to design a fire alarm system for an amusement park can be as daunting to some as riding a roller coaster.

Precursors to a Fall

Slips, trips and stumbles can lead to serious injury Falls may not sound like a serious topic, but they cost billions each year. They account for 15 percent of workplace injuries and one-third of construction fatalities.

Eye and Face Protection

Safety should be the best motivator It’s hard to resist telling morbid stories of occupational accidents to motivate individuals to take safety precautions. However, the ease with which foreign objects can enter the eyes should speak for itself.