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. 

Hand injuries account for roughly one-third of all occupational injuries, one-quarter of all lost time at work and one-fifth of all disability claims.

In this month’s column, I talk with Brett Brenner, president, Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), about the foundation’s mission, the services it offers, the dangers of counterfeit electrical products and more.
 What is the ESFI and its membership about?

Requirements for arc flash labels are addressed in NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC).

The U.S. DepartmentS of Labor and Health and Human Services estimate that more than half of all employers offer their employees some form of wellness program. Statistics also indicate most organizations that don’t have a program in place plan to add one in the future.

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What Is an Electrical Safety Program?

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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.


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Safety Training in the 21st Century

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Keeping Linemen and Their Work Safe

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