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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...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is PPE required when working on 120-volt circuits? NFPA 70E ® 130.4(F)(1) states the qualified worker’s hands must be insulated or the energized parts must be guarded before they can enter the restricted approach boundary. The restricted approach distance to 120...