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Electrical Hazards Within Reach

The Canadian Electrical Code offers several ways to protect us from electrical shock hazards when electrical equipment may be within reach, in a wet...

Electrical Safety of Equipment in the Workplace: What 70-E Doesn’t Say…

There are many elements to electrical safety in the workplace. The entire process for each company is ultimately the responsibility of several key people...

Electrical Inspector Workplace Safety

It seems that many people do not take electricity and the associated hazards seriously enough. As the use of this great power has expanded...

Implementing 70E in the Electrical Construction Workplace

The development of NFPA 70E–2000 provides a roadmap for any employer to develop an extremely effective electrical safety program, which if followed, would most...

Near Misses Are Too Risky

During your career as an electrical inspector, have you ever received a shock while inspecting? Have you ever accidentally faulted a circuit between phases...

Hazardous Swimming Pools Retrofitting for Safety

Improper maintenance, the aging process of time, and corrosion plus the lack of a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI), a device that prevents electrocution, has made...

Fountains: History and Interpretations of Article 680 – Swimming Pools, Fountains,...

First a little history of the National Electrical Code (NEC) dealing with the title of Article 680 and the addition of Part E. Fountains....

The Cost of Losing an Arm

Tom had flash burns to his face. Fortunately, he had been wearing safety glasses. What was left of his right arm had to be...

Safety Signs, Labels and Tags

The National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) occasionally references other standards. For example, ANSI Z535.1-1991 through ANSI Z535.5-1991 inclusive are referenced many times within the NESC.
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