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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...

Certification vs. License, Which Is Better?

Many years ago I wrote an article for a local newsletter very similar to this about the difference between certifications and experience. In that...

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...

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...

Electrical Safety: A Changing Environment

What does the term electrical safety really mean? Stop reading for a moment and think about what electrical safety means to you. The hazards...

If You Don’t Cover the Risks, You Lose!

Before any risk is ever taken, test pilots, race drivers, mountain climbers, and sky divers make meticulous preparation for their personal safety. Electrical inspectors...

Using Technology to Reduce Risk and Improve Worker Safety

Empirical data indicates that around 80 percent of all electrical interruptions are attributable to ground faults that are a result of an unintentional connection...

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...
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