There are three main types of electrical hazards: electric shock, electrical burns, and arc blasts (the effect of blasts). Understanding the basics of these hazards is critical in enforcing electrical safety in the workplace.

Arc flashes are unseen dangers that can occur without any direct contact between a worker’s body and an energized wire or piece of equipment. They’re often accidentally initiated by workers that are unaware that they are in a potentially life-threatening situation.

Reputable manufacturers go to great effort to acquire certification to demonstrate the safety of their products. However, less reputable manufacturers may forego testing and certification, using counterfeit marks to give the illusion that their products are on par with competitive products, when in fact, they could be dangerous and of unknown quality.

Is there a UL Standard for plant oil extraction equipment, and does UL Certify (List) this type of equipment?

In addressing the evolving challenge of the COVID-19 virus, state and local jurisdictions have also taken several precautionary measures to ensure that they continue to operate and safely serve the community while ensuring that their staff stays safe.

Last November, I announced to IAEI’s Board of Directors and staff my plan to retire in June. This column will be my last as IAEI’s CEO, and I’d like to take the opportunity to say good-bye and to reflect on accomplishments IAEI has made during my tenure.