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5 Ways to Celebrate National Electrical Safety Month

5 Ways to Celebrate National Electrical Safety Month

The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month, designated by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), and designed to promote electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. The annual campaign aims to reduce the number of electrical-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss that occur all too often. OSHA estimates there are approximately

NFPA 70E 2018 Update: What You Need To Know

NFPA 70E 2018 Update: What You Need To Know

Every three years, the National Fire Protection Association releases an update to the NFPA 70E regulations, a series of guidelines meant to protect those who work with and around electricity. 2018 is no exception, and while the majority of changes in this year’s edition involve minor sentence changes and general editorial housekeeping, there are a

Healthcare Floor Marking Policy

Healthcare Floor Marking Policy

A Complete Healthcare Floor Marking Policy Guide One of the fastest growing trends in healthcare today is implementing efficiency standards based on Lean 5S concepts which can be done by using things such as safety wall signs and photoluminescent tape. This is important because it can benefit hospitals, doctor’s offices and other healthcare facilities to

Arc Flash Dangers – The 6 Deadliest

Arc Flash Dangers – The 6 Deadliest

How to Avoid Arc Flash Dangers Just about everyone has witnessed a spark coming from an electrical outlet or other device, and most have even experienced the feeling of one of these sparks on their hands or other parts of the body. While these tiny sparks are mostly harmless, they can still hurt quite a

8 Electricity Tips for Staying Safe

8 Electricity Tips for Staying Safe

A Guide for Keeping Safe around Electricity Of all the many safety hazards in the workplace, few can cause as much damage, injury or even death as electricity. To make it worse, accidents with electricity can literally happen in the blink of an eye, which is why it is so important to implement electricity tips

What is Fault Current?

What is Fault Current?

Arc Flash, Fault Current, and OSHA Electricity, for all its interaction with just about every aspect of today’s modern world, is still a general mystery to the layperson. While we may have a sort of idea of some of the terminology – hey, there was a band called AC/DC after all – most managers aren’t

Facility Safety Frequently Asked Questions

Facility Safety Frequently Asked Questions

Facility Safety Questions and Answers When it comes to improving safety in a facility, people have all sorts of questions. In many cases the questions are about specific situations related to their own facility. These questions often require very detailed answers and looking at how the laws or regulations apply to a specific situation. For

Arc Flash Explosions & Prevention

Arc Flash Explosions & Prevention

Most commonly, the hazards we associate with electricity and exposed electrical equipment are those due to direct contact. In these cases, a worker might accidentally touch an uninsulated wire or piece of electrical equipment, and momentarily become a conductor themselves. Severe burns and arrhythmia or stoppage of the heart can occur. What most people don’t

Electrical Safety in Your Industrial Facility

Electrical Safety in Your Industrial Facility

When running any type of industrial facility there are many different hazards that need to be considered. Throughout the facility there are risks with everything from large machines to the toxic chemicals being used, and many more. With all these risks, some safety or facility managers don’t put an emphasis on electrical safety, which can

Arc Flash PPE

Arc Flash PPE

An arc flash can easily be deemed as one of the most hazardous events to occur within a workplace. However, despite constant care and maintenance of electrical tools, an arc flash can still occur with basically no warning at all. Even though arc flashes may be relatively rare, they are still possible and employees need

NFPA 70E Update Overview

NFPA 70E Update Overview

The NFPA or National Fire Protection Association is responsible for creating the NFPA 70E which is the standard for electrical safety within the workplace. When it comes to electrical safety in the workplace, there are basically three different types of electrical hazards; they are electrical shock, electrical arc flash, and electrical arc blast. It is

Arc Flash: Common Beliefs Debunked

Arc Flash: Common Beliefs Debunked

Even though many people know and understand the hazards associated with arc flashes, there are still some people that quite frankly act “untouchable” when it comes to certain safety hazards in the workplace. We all know these people, they are the ones who need multiple reminders to wear safety glasses, rarely utilize hearing protection, and

Arc Flash Boundaries

Arc Flash Boundaries

There are many possible hazards within industrial work environments; however, an arc flash is potentially one of the most deadly and debilitating dangers. An arc flash can be described as an arc-shaped electrical current that leaves its intended path and travels through the air to the ground or another conductor point. The heat and light

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