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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Electrical Incidents
Elisa Sellars

City Worker Fatally Shocked in 2019: Agreement Reached

A 27-year-old city worker died in 2019 from an electrical shock while at work. He was a mechanical structural apprentice employed by the city of Santa Fe. In April 2019,…

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What Makes a Good Single-line Drawing?
Rolls of electrical diagrams and cables of multimeter lying on construction drawing of house, drawings and tools for engineer jobs
Electrical Safety Program
Zarheer Jooma

What Makes a Good Single-line Drawing?

The Need for Equipment Data A good single-line drawing contains basic electrical equipment data on transformers, cables, switches, filters, and generators. It also indicates the normal operating network configuration, revision…

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Burning Questions
Hugh Hoagland

What is the Difference Between Arc-Rated and Flame-Resistant?

Arc-rated and flame-resistant: are those the same thing? Confusion on the difference between an arc-rated (AR) garment and a flame-resistant (FR) garment still exists. Let's make the terms "arc-rated" and "flame-resistant"…

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Risk Assessment
Ken Sellars

8 Electrical Safety Resolutions: Welcome 2021!

I teach two mottos in my electrical safety classes:  Don’t get shocked. Don’t get burned. If you have attended one of my classes, you might remember hearing those mottos at…

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