Building boom brings need for new safety regulation

Electricians in New York City are confronted daily with a specific set of hazards, namely exposure to live conductors and energized parts....

Asbestos: a workplace health hazard

In 2016, nearly 5,200 people died as a result of an occupational incident, including accidents, fires or exposure to hazardous materials, up from 4,836...

Workplace safety and the electrical inspector

May is National Electrical Safety Month, an annual effort to help reduce electrically-related fatalities, injuries, and property loss—both at in the home and at...

It’s time for honest conversations about overcurrent protection

We're all human and we all make mistakes. But mistakes in the electrical field can prove costly. Codes and standards work together to reduce...

Your Deep Dive into NFPA 70E 2018

Every three years, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) updates NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. The standard’s intent is to...

Workplace Fatalities and Injuries 2003 – 2016

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) uses the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and Survey of Occupational...

Construction Management and Other Natural Disasters — 10 Things about Working...

The big difference between my office right now and this very same office seven years ago involves fourteen feet of standing water. Our city...

Effective Electrical Safety comes down to two factors: engaged leadership and...

Continuous improvement is a way of life for any business and is accepted as a standard approach in improving quality, productivity and processes. At...

St. Elmo’s Fire and Partial Discharge Or how to inspect for...

The risk of fault within switchgear increases with voltage. To protect against this, manufacturers are focusing more on the design of switchgear and the...

What is Energized Electrical Work?

All electrical incidents are preventable! Keep employees safe with an up-to-date Electrical Safety Program and appropriate training. This article series will review the necessary...