Sailboats in Peril Near Power Lines

About fifteen years ago, on a beautiful Saturday in September, my then nine-year-old son and I had just finished a wonderful day of sailing....

The Danger of Voltage Gradients in the Aquatics Environment

Hidden beneath the glamour and excitement of an aquatics complex is a detailed and essential safety system. This frequently misunderstood network is the swimming...

Sign Fires

Those installing and inspecting electrical installations according to the provisions of the National Electrical Code might wonder from time to time how important are...

Electrical Safety

May is the month designated to promote electrical safety. It is appropriate to set aside a time to emphasize this important issue. Too many...

How Comfortable Are You?

The Hazards of Electricity The electrical inspector and electrician are no different from any other craftsman. As they accumulate more experience and expertise in their...

What you don’t know about electricity could hurt you and your...

More than likely, however, in our industry, what we do know about electricity will cause more damage. Although armed with knowledge, we tend to...

A Closer Look: Article 695, Fire Pumps

Article 695 first appeared in the 1996 National Electrical Code, it covers the electrical construction and installation portion for Fire Pumps. The performance, maintenance...