Understanding OSHA regulations is a constant challenge, and navigating OSHA requirements when dealing with a citation is critical to an investigation’s outcome. With penalties increasing in recent years, it is important to understand the monetary impact on an employer and how it can affect them if a second violation or citation is received. Managing safety is always important for the employer and employees. How much do you know about violations?
We’re always talking about how fast fiber optic networks are, but “fast” has several meanings. How well do you understand fast in fiber optics?
How well do you know the inspection and testing requirements for fire sprinklers connected to a fire alarm system? Take this quiz to find out.
National Electrical Code
Conductors and equipment covered by the NEC are acceptable only if the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) approves them. Certified (listed) electrical products and equipment often serve as the AHJ’s basis for approval. A product must be listed where the NEC includes a requirement that equipment be listed. Are you familiar with other installation factors that the AHJ will verify in the approval process?
We’re bombarded by news of fiber optic networks—fiber to the home, 5G cellular backhaul, data centers and more. Managers involved with designing, installing and operating these networks need to be familiar with them. How well do you understand fiber optic networks?
It’s important to remind ourselves about the basic principles and requirements for a safe workplace.
In July, with pandemic restrictions easing or lifted, family and friends will get together, have reunions and go to the beach. Safety is key, and knowing emergency response procedures is crucial. Test yourself on tips we all should remember
As fusion-splicing machines become more affordable, single-mode fiber usage is more widespread and fusion splice-on connectors are becoming the termination method of choice. How well do you understand fusion splicing?
The new technologies in fiber optic cables and cable plant installation are the micros: microcables, microducts and microtrenching. These can make cable plant installation easier, faster and cheaper. How well do you know the micros?
Being familiar with the NFPA 70E requirements for electrical safety is key to staying safe when working with and around electricity. To complement and support OSHA’s electrical requirements, NFPA 70E provides the “how” to comply with the “shall” in federal regulations.