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Need new work boots? Look for the EH Rating

A simple way to give you or your employees an extra layer of shock protection is to have them wear electrical hazard (EH) rated shoes or work boots EH shoes or work boots offer shock protection from lower voltages – up to 600 volts in dry conditions by providing an...

Don’t let your meter blow up in your hand

During a recent training class, a student shared a story that is all too common. His meter blew-up in his hand. There can be many reasons for this to happen but one of the most prevalent is measuring voltage while the test leads are in the current jacks. Because the...

Tips for laundering your electrical safety gear

When teaching electrical safety classes I always seem to get the same question, “Can I launder my own electrical safety gear”? In my lesson plan I discuss this subject in great detail and advises the students to follow the instructions that the manufacturer has listed...

Electric shock leads to deadly fall

I just read an OSHA investigation where a worker at a New Jersey Medical Center suffered from a fatal fall. The worker was changing a fluorescent light ballast with the power on was shocked and fell to his death. In this case the worker was only 6 feet off the floor....