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NEC and Worker Safety

The National Electrical Code (NEC) is a document that seeks the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity. We...

National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month, a time when an increased awareness is placed on electrical safety both in the workplace and at home....

Make Safety a Tradition

The fifteen days from December 22 through January 5 are the most dangerous of the year in terms of home Christmas tree structure fires,...

Working Safely with Electricity…for the Electrical Inspector?

Not too many years ago, I was conversing with a friend of mine, who is also an electrical inspector, about which codes and standards...

Gloves, Arc Flash, and the New ASTM Test Method

The 90-year-old technology of using rubber gloves for shock and leather gloves for protection of the rubber soon could be turned on its head by innovation. For...

2013 Your New year Electrical Safety Checklist

"Get your head in the game” It’s a new year and a great time to get your head in the safety game. The New Year...

5 Methods of Protection

All three elements of the fire triangle — oxygen, ignition source, and fuel — must be present simultaneously and in specific quantities for a...

Life Safety Loads Depend on Reliable Power Systems

What matters to a person when they are in a facility that has capacity for many people and an emergency situation such as fire,...

Safety Something Earned

One could argue that due to the technologies on the market, arc flash and other electrical life-threatening events should be rare occasions. But electrical...

Readily Accessible

It’s eight o’clock at night and you find yourself standing in front of energized equipment because you were called about an unplanned inspection and...
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