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Safety Made Simple With an L-D-L Tester

Unverified voltmeters can be deadly Many electrical workers have created dangerous arc flashes, or have been shocked, even electrocuted, because the voltmeter they were using was broken and gave an incorrect reading. In some cases, the electrician turned the meter to...

Noncontact Voltage Detector Safety

I recently saw an electrician using a noncontact type voltage detector to verify the absence of voltage while replacing ballasts in an office building. He was standing on a ladder and waving the detector back and forth under the light. If the meter didn’t light-up or...

Arc flash gloves: insulated vs arc rated gloves

During a recent training session, I had a several questions concerning gloves for arc flash protection. I feel like it’s important to make a quick point with hopes of clarifying a potentially dangerous misunderstanding. There are two ways to protect the hands...