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. 

Every day, More than 2,000 people incur job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment. It is estimated that proper eye and face protection can prevent 90 percent of these injuries.

This article is the fifth and final part in a series that provides a step-by-step approach for performing arc flash hazard calculations. The previous parts appeared in the January, March, May and July 2016 issues of ELECTRICAL ­CONTRACTOR and are on

In October, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an updated set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health programs, bringing the original guidelines from 1989 into the 21st century.

For this month’s safety column, I interviewed John Garbarino, director of marketing for Leviton’s commercial and industrial business division.

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Public Safety & Private Enterprise
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To catch a thief means new wireless technology and other mobile computing. Police work is tough. And the officers can be pretty tough on their equipment, especially the delicate computer and video systems that help them in their daily rounds.

Weatherproofing Workers

Protect them from temperature extremes More than 700 people die of hypothermia each year in the United States and more than 300 die from heat-related illnesses. The numbers are highest in December to January and July.

Safety Training in the 21st Century

With the turn of the century, innovative methods for providing employee safety training have become more accessible to the average employer. Offers for e-learning (i.e. computer-based and online training) have bombarded the electrical construction industry.

Hospitality Is a Changing Market

Hospitality and gaming are markets well worth watching for security and life-safety systems installers and industry professionals. Hotel owners and security departments, faced with ever-increasing security demands, need to know what developments—some of them amazing—are being made in this sector.

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.

Subterranean Trouble

Earlier this year, routine activities came to an abrupt halt at San Bernardino Valley (Calif.) College when a construction crew excavating with a backhoe struck a power cable, causing a small explosion that knocked out a campus transformer.