The coronavirus pandemic has forced training to move completely online and instructors are using technology to deliver necessary programs to keep employees safe. OSHA publication 2254 covers training requirements applicable to the construction industry.
Many aspects of a fiber optic project concern a manager, but the ultimate issue is the “deliverables”—the final information that must be provided to prove the project is complete and installation was done properly. How familiar are you with the deliverables of a fiber optic installation project?
National Electrical Code
The National Electrical Code includes requirements to ground electrical systems. It also contains information regarding electrical systems that are prohibited from being grounded and those systems that are permitted to be—but not required to be—grounded. If an electrical system is grounded as a requirement or by choice, all the rules related to grounded systems must be applied.
This quiz gives you a chance to see how well you understand the layout and usage of NFPA 72, 2019 edition. Good luck!
Many recommendations and preventive measures are being implemented to keep the workforce safe and protect employees and the public from the coronavirus. A lot of these carry over into our personal lives.
How do you determine whether an electrical contractor’s safety program is a success? Test yourself on some of the key indicators.
The construction of a fiber optic cable plant is a complicated process that often involves heavy equipment, rights of way and avoiding other utilities. How well do you know the processes involved in fiber optic cable plant construction?
While May is recognized as Electrical Safety Month, everyone should always practice safety when working with or around electrical circuits and equipment. Ensure proper ground prongs are in place and not removed from attachment plugs. Don’t swim around docks and marinas where electrical shock hazards could be present in the water. Test your safety know-how.
OSHA’s Falls Safety Stand Down Week and Construction Safety Week programs featuring job-site safety talks, hazard identification and employee training programs help workers recognize safety issues and use the proper control methods. Test your knowledge here.
Unlike many communication networks that use a standard cable type, fiber optic networks are generally built with custom cables engineered for each installation. Ultimately, a manager must approve the cable plant design and sign the purchase order. They have to make a decision—is this the right cable? Well, is it?