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. 

As a contractor, you bid on numerous fire alarm system projects based on plans and specifications developed by an engineer. You assume the engineer has discussed such things as quality and reliability with the owner because the specifications focus on those issues.

Orientations, safety talks, task training, job briefings and safety meetings each require an interaction between the company and the employee.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 1.6 million U.S. workers enter confined spaces every year. Unfortunately, nearly 100 workers are killed, and more than 5,000 other accidents occur annually in such environments. 


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 50 workers die annually in excavation and trenching accidents. Though most electricians are not directly involved in excavating operations, electrical workers may get involved when completing underground line work.

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Housekeeping, Sanitation Boost Efficiency
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Housekeeping and sanitation are important to job site safety. Disregarding them will jeopardize your employees’ safety and health.

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Lightning Strike Leads to Residential Fire
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Fire damaged a three-story, single-family frame residence in New Jersey in 1985. Certain physical and circumstantial evidence suggested the possibility that lightning may have caused the fire.

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OSHA Compliance Outside the Box:Variances, Exceptions, and Interpretations
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Does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognize fall restraint as an alternative to fall protection? Can an employee be exempt from wearing a hard hat? Believe it or not, OSHA has provided a positive response to these requests as well as many others.

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Safety Programs Create a Win-Win Situation
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Educating and encouraging employees to follow safe practices on the job is an excellent investment.

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Registration Number Necessary for All FCC Business
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants your number. Contractors have until February 2, 2001, to contact the FCC and obtain a FCC Registration Number (FRN) if they are doing business with the FCC, whether it involves outside plant, inside, wireless, or wireline communications.

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Hand and Power Tool Safety
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Have you checked your employees' toolboxes lately? If they supply their own tools, maybe you feel it's none of your business.

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Having the Proper Test Equipment and Using It Properly
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Working with electricity can be dangerous or even lethal. Knowing what is hot and what is not differentiates a safe worker from a risk taker who doesn't bother to find out ahead of time.

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