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Taking Care of Your Electrical PPE

NFPA70E article 130.7(B) Care of Equipment discusses the basic requirements for the care and maintenance of electrical personal protective equipment. Because this equipment may save a life one day it is important that it is stored in such a way to protect it from...

Overhead Power Line Safety

Every year many workers are injured or electrocuted due to direct or indirect contact with overhead power lines. In fact, over 40% of all U.S. electrical fatalities involve contact with overhead power lines.  Most of these injuries are suffered by qualified utility...

Arc Flash gear and Covid-19

Arc flash gear and Covid-19 The Covid-19 pandemic has created some new challenges for all of us. One of the more complicated problems for electrical workers maybe how to stay safe from the dual hazards of arc flash and virus contraction. Face Coverings inside the arc...
Electric shocks can lead to deadly falls

Electric shocks can lead to deadly falls

I recently read a news story where a worker at a 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. Unfortunately,...