Renewed focus on safety can help make a difference in reducing electrically related deaths, injuries, and property losses. All workers must understand that every work environment presents different electrical hazards and learn how to prevent them.

Let's focus our attention on specific performance goals of initiating devices used for fire and life safety and why understanding and knowing the devices can improve your awareness when working with fire alarm systems.

Q. I have a question on a luminaire cut sheet that indicates the luminaire (LED disc light) conforms with UL 1598 and is allowed in clothes closets. How do I know if the luminaire is suitable to be installed in the clothes closet storage space?

The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month, an initiative sponsored by Electrical Safety Foundation International.

Learn about the most important features in arc-flash relay technology to select the best relay for their application.

As appliance and HVAC system efficiencies increase, load-side PV connections associated with smaller PV systems will be with us in great numbers.

Electrical equipment can play an important role in minimizing arc flash hazards. The type of equipment specified, and where in an electrical system it’s installed, can significantly reduce the duration and threat of an arc flash incident.

The 2020 edition of the National Electric Code (NEC) includes special provisions for reconditioned or refurbished electrical equipment, defined as “electromechanical systems, equipment, apparatus, or components” that have been reworked and restored to operating conditions.

We have continued to see a big problem with stolen ground wires on many utility poles over the years. A utility poles’s grounding conductors [ground wires or “grounds”] contain copper --a highly conductive metal--, but also a highly valued metal in the marketplace.