Laura L. Hildreth is the managing editor for IAEI Magazine and has worked in editorial and technical publications within the electrical industry for eighteen years, the technology industry for over twenty years, and the news industry for even longer. Her passion is encouraging communication and learning no matter what the tool. Connect with her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/lauralhildreth.
There are three main types of electrical hazards: electric shock, electrical burns, and arc blasts (the effect of blasts). Understanding the basics of these hazards is critical in enforcing electrical safety in the workplace.
In addressing the evolving challenge of the COVID-19 virus, state and local jurisdictions have also taken several precautionary measures to ensure that they continue to operate and safely serve the community while ensuring that their staff stays safe.
It’s often said that our home is our castle and haven of safety. Whether it is a single-family dwelling, an apartment, or a high-rise penthouse, we naturally expect to feel safe when we come home, turn on a light, and begin preparing our evening meal. Unfortunately, the electrical wiring or electrical service panel within these dwellings can sometimes be one of the most significant fire hazards in our home.
Designed to prevent fatal electrical shocks due to ground faults, ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) have been around for decades. These devices monitor the flow of electricity coming in and out…
In addition to home safety, electrical inspectors and other industry professionals can also work to promote workplace safety both at work and out in the field to keep their businesses healthy and safe.
It is difficult to describe the average electrical AHJ as their titles, responsibilities, certifications, and coverage areas vary so greatly. This report examines each facet of the electrical AHJ, from their departments, job titles, duties, third-party certifications, and the number of inspections per month.