• Do You Know ISO? Safety

    Aug 14, 2023 | Wesley L. Wheeler

    Safety professionals must be familiar with many standards and regulations that have been developed in the United States and internationally. ISO 45001 and ISO 45003 are two international standards that provide guidance for use and implementation of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. While many of the principles and characteristics of the various standards developed for safety have common themes, it is important to review all guidelines and standards to determine what is most appropriate for your employer to implement.

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  • Circuits and Pathways Life Safety Systems

    Aug 14, 2023 | Thomas P. Hammerberg

    How well do you know the latest requirements for fire alarm circuits and pathways? Test your knowledge on the 2022 NFPA 72.

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  • What's New in Fiber Optic Cables? Cabling

    Jul 14, 2023 | Jim Hayes

    Almost since the beginning, fiber optic cables for outside plant installation have been mostly loose tube cables with a few ribbon designs. But cable designs and how they are installed are changing. How well have you been keeping up with fiber optic cable technology changes?

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  • Fire Alarm Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Life Safety Systems

    Jun 15, 2023 | Thomas P. Hammerberg

    How well do you know the inspection, testing and maintenance requirements of NFPA 72? Some have changed in recent editions. Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

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  • Requirements for Special Conditions National Electrical Code

    Jun 15, 2023 | Michael Johnston

    Chapter 7 of the National Electrical Code is about special conditions, such as emergency systems, energy storage systems, on-site power generation and more. How well do you know the installation requirements for these systems?

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  • Stay Cool Safety

    May 15, 2023 | Wesley L. Wheeler

    As we enter into the summer months when temperatures and humidity begin to rise and severe weather pops up unexpectedly, workers need to prepare for these possibilities. With heat regulations possible in the future and new enforcement programs being implemented, employers must train all workers, take every precaution and ensure workers get the water, rest and shade they need while on the job and adjusting to new working environments.

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  • What Does ‘Certification’ Mean? Cabling

    May 15, 2023 | Jim Hayes

    The term “certification” is used often in the workplace, especially with technology. What does certification mean, and who does the certifying? When is it required? How well do you understand certification? Take this quiz and get certified (just kidding!).

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  • Safety Year Round Safety

    May 15, 2023 | Wesley L. Wheeler

    May is Electrical Safety Month and when we recognize Construction Safety Week and OSHA’s Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Everyone should practice electrical safety year-round, at home and in the workplace.

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  • Fire Alarm Fundamentals Life Safety Systems

    Apr 14, 2023 | Thomas P. Hammerberg

    How well do you know fire alarm basics? Test your knowledge with this quiz based on the 2022 edition of NFPA 72.

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  • How Well Do You Know Chapter 4? National Electrical Code

    Apr 14, 2023 | Michael Johnston

    This quiz tests your knowledge on Article 430, Motors, Motor Circuits and Controllers, and adjacent articles.

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  • Tales of the Undead Cabling

    Mar 15, 2023 | Jim Hayes

    Tales of the undead are not limited to B movies and long-running TV series. Some cabling tech just never seems to die, or comes back from the dead. How well do you know these zombies? 

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  • Emergency Control Function Interfaces Life Safety Systems

    Feb 15, 2023 | Thomas P. Hammerberg

    Emergency control function interfaces enable fire alarm systems and other building systems to communicate during a fire. Take this quiz to see how much you know.

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  • Top 10 in 2022 Safety

    Feb 15, 2023 | Wesley L. Wheeler

    OSHA released its top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for 2022. This quiz asks a question about each topic. How much do you know?

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  • Conductors and Circuit Requirements National Electrical Code

    Feb 15, 2023 | Michael Johnston

    Test your knowledge on conductor and branch circuit requirements in the National Electrical Code.

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  • Be Prepared For Hurricane Season Safety

    Aug 12, 2022 | Wesley L. Wheeler
    August is the middle of hurricane season, and many communities face dangerous weather with excessive winds, torrential rains and flooding. So, take time to ensure you have emergency supplies available and travel plans in the event there is a hurricane or a declaration of evacuation. In case of an evacuation order, remember the six P’s: people, prescriptions, papers, pets, personal needs and priceless items.
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  • Wiring in Hazardous (Classified) Locations National Electrical Code

    Aug 12, 2022 | Michael Johnston
    Electrical wiring in hazardous (classified) locations is significantly more restrictive than wiring in general unclassified locations. Good design ingenuity for systems in these environments is to locate as much of the electrical wiring and equipment outside the classified location. The basic approach of addressing the hazardous (classified) location is to remove one or more components of the fire triangle—oxygen, fuel and an ignition source—to reduce the possibility of an explosion. Electrical installations present significant ignition sources for these environments.
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  • Pathway Survivability Life Safety Systems

    Aug 12, 2022 | Thomas P. Hammerberg
    Test your knowledge of the latest pathway survivability requirements from NFPA 72-2002.
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  • Minimum Requirements for Motors and More National Electrical Code

    Jun 15, 2022 | Michael Johnston
    Chapter 4 of the NEC, Equipment for General Use, includes the minimum requirements for equipment such as motors, transformers, appliances, heating equipment and more. According to Section 90.3, these rules are general in nature but could be amended by the specific requirements in chapters 5–7. Properly applying the NEC requires steady use and accurate navigation, so students of the Code are always learning.
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  • Duct Smoke Detectors Life Safety Systems

    Jun 15, 2022 | Thomas P. Hammerberg
    How well do you know the requirements for duct smoke detectors? Requirements come from a number of different codes and standards. Take this quiz and test your knowledge.
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  • Falls, Lifelines and Safety Nets Safety

    May 23, 2022 | Wesley L. Wheeler
    According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death in construction. During the first week of Electrical Safety Month, OSHA held its National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls. Test your fall-protection knowledge here.
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