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Oil Testing Can Cause Transformer Failures

Power distribution and other types of transformers can have their internal windings and core submersed in oil. The oil is passed through a radiator mounted to the outside of the transformer ultimately cooling the windings. The oil is also used to insulate the core and...

How To Read An Arc Flash Label

Arc Flash/shock hazard warning labels are specifically designed to help protect qualified workers who have to examine, adjust, service, or maintain electrical equipment while energized. It is important to understand the information given on the label to protect...

Understanding OSHA Deenergizing Rules

Fatalities that are Easily Preventable I was recently reviewing OSHA accident investigation data from 2020, In one case an employee was pulling wire into an electrical cabinet. At some point, the employee contacted a live wire or other live electrical component in the...

Can Electrical Workers Wear Steel toes?

Can Electricians Wear Steel Toe Shoes? A question we often receive when performing the PPE section of our electrical safety training has to do with steel toes shoes or boots. Can Electricians Wear Steel Toe Shoes? We would recommend as a best practice to wear a...