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Silos of Safety — Are We Living in the Box?

Living in a silo can limit your success and the success of safety in our industry — the activity of breaking down silos and...

Safety and performance of Codes

Any electrical design and installation is based on a number of conditions. Traditionally, such conditions include reliability, performance and economics. Usually these conditions are...

Safety Program or Fly by the Seat of Your Pants, You...

Flying by the seat of your pants when it comes to safety is not a good idea. A good safety plan can add value...

Responsible Electrical Safety

Managing Electrical Risk The use of electricity has inherent risks, particularly electric shock and arc flash hazard. However management tools and technology are readily available...

Electrical Safety in Existing Homes

Many owners of older homes have experienced "small” renovation projects that have morphed into much larger projects due to identification of safety related issues....

The 2009 IECC: Increased Inspections and Testing Lead to Increased Energy...

What’s happening with energy efficiency in existing and new residential homes? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to improving the most popular model...

Electrical Safety — It is Time to Get Serious!

Despite awareness campaigns, industry statistics and loss summaries, annual safety conferences and numerous industry associations driving the safety message, we still more often than...

Unmasking Hidden Dangers

Despite more than two hundred years of avid domestication, electricity is neither docile nor submissive. Underneath, it remains wild, unyielding and deadly; daring any...

Safety in Our States

We should all be champions of electrical safety and strive to ensure that our customers, our friends and our families do not experience the...

Occupational Electrical Injury and Fatality Trends and Statistics: 1992–2007

Next year we will commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Since its creation, overall...
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