Updates to the 2024 edition of NFPA 70E®
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1w ago
By Derek Vigstol, Contributor Every three years the electrical industry and those in the work force that keep the lights on and the motors spinning find out how NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® has been revised. Several questions arise when a new version is released. The main question being asked is how will this affect the day-to-day work that we do? Will there be new processes or procedures we need in our ESP? Will long-standing procedures need to change for compliance to revisions? The 2024 edition of NFPA 70E received no challenges at the NFPA Technical Meeting i ..read more
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Enhancing LOTO Efficiency and Compliance with Permanent Solutions
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by ElectricalSafetyPub
1w ago
Lockout / Tagout (LOTO) violations commonly stem from inadequate procedures, lack of employee training and failure to properly implement and maintain LOTO devices. Image courtesy of Grace Technologies. Best practices to enhance jobsite safety and regulatory compliance. By Nick Schiltz, Contributor Electrical safety in the workplace is paramount, yet thousands of organizations find themselves on the wrong side of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations every year. Among the top violations cited, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures consistently rank high, posing significa ..read more
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The Innovation in Electrical Hand Tools for Professionals
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1w ago
Continued electrical hand tool innovation is enhancing the safety of the professional jobsite, providing users with better durability and performance. Image courtesy of Milwaukee Tool. The right tools can mean the difference between a safety risk and a job well done. By Adam Moscherosch, Contributor Hand tools play an essential role in a professional electrician’s safety and productivity, helping them accomplish many of their foundational tasks around the jobsite. For an electrician, the right tools can mean the difference between a safety risk and a job well done as they constantly operate ..read more
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The Dos and Don’ts When Choosing Head Protection
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1w ago
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently recommended Type 2 safety helmets Class E (electrical) as the preferred form of head protection for electrical workers. Image courtesy of Milwaukee Tool. Safety helmets reduce the risk of traumatic brain injuries resulting from slips, trips or falls. By Kyle Anderson, Contributor The need for innovative head protection is as great as ever in the electrical industry. One of the greatest hazards the electrical workforce faces is the extraordinarily high risk of both fatal and nonfatal occupational traumatic brain injuries (T ..read more
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Advancements in Electrical PPE Powering the Utility Industry
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1w ago
Image courtesy of Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. Being dressed for safety is more than fashionable, it is a life saver. By Richard A. Rivkin, Contributor The utilities industry (including electricity, communication, gas, water, and sewage) is undeniably one of the most crucial industries for the U.S. economy. It is also among the most dangerous for workers, especially those involved in power generation, transmission, and distribution. Utility workers must encounter several different daily hazards while performing their jobs, ranging from high-voltage contact, working at heights, working in c ..read more
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5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Choosing PPE For Your Workforce
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by ElectricalSafetyPub
1w ago
The right PPE program will not only reduce workplace safety incidents but can lead to a happier, more intentional crew. Image courtesy of Westex: A Milliken Brand. It’s important to directly address safety hazards, outside factors and employee requests. By Jeff DuLong, Contributor People who work in the electrical industry face a wide range of safety hazards and considerations that make choosing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) incredibly important. The right PPE, from both a standards requirement and comfort perspective, can help you minimize safety incidents and contribute to ..read more
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The Human Side of Electrical Safety
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by ElectricalSafetyPub
1w ago
Understanding human performance modes can impact electrical workplace safety. By Corey Hannahs, Contributor It has been said that to err is human. That couldn’t be more true, especially when it comes to electrical safety. As humans, we all make mistakes, but not all mistakes result in getting second chances. An area where we clearly don’t want to make a mistake is around electrical safety. Mistakes involving electricity might not come with a second chance. To truly be safe while performing electrical work, we need to fully understand the mistakes that humans can make and try everything we can ..read more
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Heat Hazards: Protecting Utility Workers and Their Equipment Amid Rising Temperatures
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1w ago
Guidelines for recognizing heat-related hazards, training employees and creating a Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Program (HIIPPs). By Nikki Johnson, Contributor When transformers are exposed to excessive heat, it can lead to overloading, voltage instability and potentially catastrophic failures. Image courtesy of Duralabel. Global temperatures continue to climb, and the protection of our electrical infrastructure and the workers who maintain it has become a top priority. Discover how cooling technologies and safety measures keep utility workers and critical equipment safe in extreme hea ..read more
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Electrical Safety in Industrial Lighting Systems
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2M ago
Electrical safety in industrial lighting systems is a critical concern for manufacturing, pharmaceutical, chemical, and other industrial businesses aiming to protect their employees, equipment, and operations from electrical hazards. The complexity and scale of lighting in industrial settings mean that ensuring safety requires a comprehensive understanding of the types of lighting and the industrial environments in which they’re present. Types of Industrial Lighting Industrial settings employ a variety of lighting types to meet different needs. Brightness, color temperature, color rendering in ..read more
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The Human Touch: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Largely Depends on Human Interaction
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2M ago
Proper human interaction with Li-ion batteries is key to preventing potentially catastrophic incidents. © Chadchai – stock.adobe.com Consumer knowledge can make the greatest and most immediate impact in eliminating Li-ion battery incidents. By: Corey Hannahs, Contributor Like it or not, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are all around us. Cellphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, e-cigarettes, e-bikes, battery powered tools, and electric vehicles are just a fraction of the products available to us today that take advantage of the significant amount of power, in a rather small footprint, that lithi ..read more
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