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Electrical Safety Month

Updated UL943-5th Edition and UL1640 Code effects on In-Line GFCI Cordsets

April 27, 2022

May 5, 2021, UL, as part of its 943-5th Edition requirement for self-testing GFCI, required all GFCI protected devices include a Self-Testing feature, initially required for GFCI receptacles in 2015. This requirement now extends to any portable distribution unit (“spider” boxes), other portable power units incorporating GFCI protection. Additionally, the UL1640 requirement was updated as…


Keep New Employees Safe Around Electrical Assets

April 26, 2022

By Maggie Murphy, Safety Manager at SEAM Group New employees may not always feel comfortable asking questions or bringing up potential issues with assets or a specific aspect of their work. Unfortunately, this behavior may put them at higher risk of injury or even fatal accidents. Here are some straightforward ways to protect and empower…


One Electrician’s Life Lesson: The Case for Electrical Safety Training for both Electricians and Non-Electricians

April 19, 2022

By Corey Hannahs, Contributor The sirens were deafening, even to my 13-year-old ears. My good friend, Heath, and I were playing an intense game of summer basketball in my driveway. The fact that I was losing and, as always, determined to win, should have been reason enough for my focus to be on the game…


NFPA, ESFI underscore safety at home and in the workplace during National Electrical Safety Month

May 3, 2021

As people continue to balance work, school, and daily living at home, or are employed in the office or out in the field, it is critical that homes and workplaces are electrically safe, secure, and efficient. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) actively supports National Electrical Safety Month, an annual campaign sponsored by Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), which raises…


ESW Spring Issue Publisher’s Note

April 22, 2021

It’s May―which means its National Electrical Safety Month. To commemorate the occasion, we compiled a brief reference guide from the NPFA to help you stay up to date with all the latest information and resources, to reduce the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. Get up to speed with changes to…