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NFPA 70E Audit: What’s on the Checklist?

Does your facility have a strong electrical safety program (ESP) in place? Are you confident that your workers practice safe work habits? Have you and other department managers evaluated the…

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Electrical Incidents
Ken Sellars

Electrical Workplace Fatality in Australia

Two years after the workplace electrocution death of a fourth-year apprentice, convictions and fines were handed down. Ridem Pty Ltd, an electrical services company in Northern Territory, Australia, was convicted…

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Burning Questions
Bill Shinn

Glove Testing: How Much Is Too Much?

Q: I have a few questions about electrical gloves. While the test frequency requirement is a maximum of a six-month interval, our company has a policy of monthly testing of…

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The Process of Creating a Single-line Drawing
Rolls of electrical diagrams and cables of multimeter lying on construction drawing of house, drawings and tools for engineer jobs
Burning Questions
Zarheer Jooma

The Process of Creating a Single-line Drawing

Ideally, a single-line, or one-line, drawing (SLD or OLD) would already be in place before an arc flash study is performed. The SLD is a key input to using the…

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Burning Questions
Zarheer Jooma

Does OSHA 1910.147 Apply to Electrical Safety?

Q: Can you clarify the point about 29 CFR 1910.147 not applying to electrical? In my presentation at NSC this month, I mentioned that OSHA does not allow the use…

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Burning Questions
Ken Sellars

How Do I Train My Telecom Workers?

The Need For Training As more and more telecommunications workers labor to meet the demand for faster internet-based services, they also face some unique electrical safety challenges.  Telecom workers find…

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