• Equipment Requirements National Electrical Code

    Jun 21, 2018 | Michael Johnston
    Per the National Electrical Code (NEC), electrical equipment must be rated for voltage and ampacity, and it is required to carry normal current and the amount of available fault current during ground-fault or short-circuit conditions. Warnings also must be on equipment that is likely to need examination, adjustment, servicing or maintenance while energized.
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  • Integrated Systems Testing Life Safety Systems

    Jun 21, 2018 | Thomas P. Hammerberg
    Now that the 2015 edition of NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing, has been adopted in the 2018 codes, let’s see what you know about integrated systems testing requirements.
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  • Fall Protection Safety Requirements Safety

    May 10, 2018 | Wesley L. Wheeler
    May is National Electrical Safety Month, and in honor of OSHA’s annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which is May 7–11, here are some fall protection questions to consider.
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  • The Right Tools for the Job Cabling

    May 10, 2018 | Jim Hayes
    Nothing makes a job easier than having the right tools. The Fiber Optic Association is updating its recommended tool list for trainers. In the process, I have learned about “old reliable” tools and the new tools available to help the fiber technician.
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  • Fire Alarm Notification Appliances Life Safety Systems

    Apr 17, 2018 | Thomas P. Hammerberg
    Check your knowledge of audible and visible notification appliance requirements of the 2016 NFPA 72.
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  • Definitions and Tables National Electrical Code

    Apr 17, 2018 | Michael Johnston
    Conductors and equipment covered by the National Electrical Code (NEC)—including prefabricated systems and installations—are required to be approved. NEC tables help Code users accurately apply the requirements. Rules that appear in tabular form and without exceptions provide precise values and information. Use of the tables requires gathering required information and determining the corresponding value within the applicable table.
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  • Lighting Safety Requirements Safety

    Mar 16, 2018 | Wesley L. Wheeler
    To comply with OSHA regulations and other standards such as NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, lighting installed in temporary and permanent locations has to meet specific safety requirements.
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  • Standards Are Not Color-Blind Cabling

    Mar 16, 2018 | Jim Hayes
    In fiber optics, color codes relay a lot of vital information. They help electrical contractors determine which fiber, cable or connector they are working with and ensure the installation is correct. How well do you know fiber optic color codes?
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  • Code Check-In National Electrical Code

    Feb 20, 2018 | Michael Johnston
    Article 100 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) contains definitions that are used in more than two articles of the Code. Several revisions in the 2017 version of the NEC include both new and revised definitions. Check your Code proficiency using defined terms. All answers are based on the 2017 NEC.
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  • Carbon Monoxide Detection Life Safety Systems

    Feb 20, 2018 | Thomas P. Hammerberg
    Many new requirements have been added in the codes and standards for carbon monoxide (CO) detection in the last few years. Test your knowledge of CO gas and detection requirements.
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  • The Latest from OSHA Safety

    Jan 16, 2018 | Wesley L. Wheeler
    Safety professionals need a vast knowledge of safety regulations and standards, an understanding of electrical industry work and the communication skills to train all levels of employees. Staying up to date is necessary to deliver the safety message and provide assistance to company employees.
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  • Different Ways to Install Fiber Cabling

    Jan 16, 2018
    We’re all familiar with the usual ways to install fiber—trenching and burying cable or placing cable on poles outdoors and placing cables in trays or conduit indoors. But there are many other ways to install fiber optic cable that are sometimes easier and more economical. How familiar are you with those techniques?
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  • Monitoring Requirements of the 2016 NFPA 72 Life Safety Systems

    Dec 21, 2017
    A lot has changed in NFPA 72 regarding fire alarm systems monitoring in the last two code cycles. Here is a chance to review your knowledge of the changes.
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  • Testing Fiber for the Future Cabling

    Dec 21, 2017
    Outside plant fiber optic networks are getting faster. Upgrading older cable plants to higher speeds or testing new installations to ensure they can support future needs requires testing fibers more extensively—a process called fiber characterization. How well do you understand it?
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  • Close Enough? Cabling

    Aug 16, 2017
    When designing, building, testing or operating a fiber optic network, is “close enough” good enough?
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  • Passive OLANs Cabling

    Jul 17, 2017
    A new type of local area network—passive optical local area networks (OLANs)—is becoming widely accepted because it costs less than half as much as traditional LANs. How much do you know about passive OLANs?
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