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National Electrical Safety Month 2020: Electrical Safety Wherever You Work

National Electrical Safety Month 2020: Electrical Safety Wherever You Work

 Each May the Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSI) commemorates National Electrical Safety Month with a campaign to educate people about reducing the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. On average, there are approximately 2,000 non-fatal electrical injuries at work each year, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Robots, Automation, and Workplace Safety: 7 Common Hazards

Robots, Automation, and Workplace Safety: 7 Common Hazards

It’s been more than thirty years since OSHA published Guidelines for Robotics Safety in 1987. Since then, automated systems and are robots are used in all kinds of industries to complete all types of jobs – from material handling to fabrication to security. Robotics have given companies the chance to dramatically increase operational efficiency while

Addressing Lockout/Tagout for National Electrical Safety Month

Addressing Lockout/Tagout for National Electrical Safety Month

Since May is National Electrical Safety Month, it’s the perfect time to address common electrical hazards in your workplace. One of the most important components of electrical safety is the control of hazardous energy, AKA lockout/tagout. Electrical energy can be fatal when accidentally released, and employees are at risk for shock, burns, electrocution, or other

The IEEE 1584 2018 Update: What’s Changed and Why It Matters

The IEEE 1584 2018 Update: What’s Changed and Why It Matters

In 2002, the unveiling of the IEEE 1584 guide was unprecedented. For the first time, an internationally recognized standard existed to calculated arcing short circuit currents, incident energy, and arc flash boundary. The standard was revolutionary, and was thanks to the hard work and tireless research done by electric engineers driven to reduce arc flash

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

15 Epic Safety Fails & How to Avoid Them

15 Epic Safety Fails & How to Avoid Them

Workplace safety is extremely important and it’s something most people reading this page think about on a regular basis. Those who work in this industry often get to a point where they don’t see very many egregious safety failures because companies that employ safety managers typically have at least some standards in place. Every day

5 Workplace Safety Tips

5 Workplace Safety Tips

Safety Tips to Improve Employees Well Being There is a common saying that you’ll hear at safety conferences and industrial meetings, “A safe workplace is an efficient workplace.” It is sometimes changed around to say profitable workplace at the end, but in either case the fact remains that while the primary reason to focus on

The Recipe for Complete Lockout Tagout

The Recipe for Complete Lockout Tagout

When looking to improve the safety of employees and the overall facility during maintenance and other work on machines, there are few things better than the lockout tagout system. This system is designed specifically to prevent accidents and injuries when personnel are working in and around potentially dangerous machines. For example, if someone is going

How to Measure Your Near Misses

How to Measure Your Near Misses

While most people think of the workplace as a fairly safe environment today, there are still a lot of risks in place. Sure, we have come a long way from the dangerous (and all too often deadly) work environments of generations past, but there are still thousands of accidents and injuries each year. In addition,

Welding Safety Hazards – The Five Things You Need to Know

Welding Safety Hazards – The Five Things You Need to Know

Exploring Welding Safety Hazards It is not surprising to many that welding is a job with a lot hazards associated with it. To make matters worse, the hazards associated with welding are often more severe than many others in the workplace, which means they need to be taken especially seriously. 5 Welding Safety Hazards that

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

10 Construction Safety Facts that May Surprise You

10 Construction Safety Facts that May Surprise You

Make Construction Safety a Priority Everyone knows that construction sites can be very dangerous. The more you know about the types of danger you will face, however, will help you to take steps toward keeping everyone safe. Look over the following 10 safety facts and see what you can learn about how to improve the

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