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6 Critical Steps for a Safe Lock and Tag Process

6 Critical Steps for a Safe Lock and Tag Process

When working on or near electrical equipment, the most effective means to keep workers safe is to open the disconnect switch and then apply a lock and tag. By performing this simple task, we have eliminated any shock, and or, arc flash hazard. Right? Not so fast! A...
Pre-Job Briefs head off disasters

Pre-Job Briefs head off disasters

We’ve all heard the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. I happen to be a big believer in this statement. It is one that will serve us well if we will apply it. The Northwest Airlines Flight 255 Tragedy I remember several...
Do Welders need electrical safety training? 

Do Welders need electrical safety training? 

I recently had a great question from one of my clients in Northeast, Ohio. Bob asked me if he needed to send his arc welding crew to the upcoming NFPA 70E based electrical safety training that I would be providing for his maintenance team. Bob had noticed that welders...

Over 10,000 eye injuries occur in the USA every day

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 10,000 eye injuries occur in the USA every day. The Department of Labor has reported that approximately 2,000 of these injuries require medical treatment and time off work, and the Bureau of Labor claims that 85%...