Featured Videos

Features

The Human Touch: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Largely Depends on Human Interaction

April 30, 2024

Consumer knowledge can make the greatest and most immediate impact in eliminating Li-ion battery incidents. By: Corey Hannahs, Contributor Like it or not, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are all around us. Cellphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, e-cigarettes, e-bikes, battery powered tools, and electric vehicles are just a fraction of the products available to us today that take…

Read More >>


Mitigating Arc Flash Injuries Through Remote Wireless Cutting

April 30, 2024

The pairing of a cutter and a wireless remote creates a safer energized conductor cutting process for crews. Contributed By: Milwaukee Tool Arc flashes – they’re brighter and hotter than the sun, louder than a jet, and capable of creating arc blasts that could send metal debris flying at over 700 miles per hour. Determining…

Read More >>


Who’s Responsible for Arc Flash Warnings and Labeling?

April 30, 2024

An incident energy analysis by a licensed professional engineer provides a more accurate risk assessment for arc flash labels. By: Derek Vigstol, Contributor When the 2023 NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC®) was adopted in jurisdictions around the country, there’s no doubt that electrical contractors had questions about how to apply the revision to 110.16(B).…

Read More >>


Choosing the Most Effective Flame-Resistant Garments for Your Team

April 30, 2024

It’s important to balance safety and comfort when selecting uniforms and PPE. By: Nick Warrick, Contributor Are you giving your team the protective gear they deserve? In the electrical industry, many jobs expose workers to the risk of fire. Electricians and other professionals may not face the same frontline risks as, for example, firefighters, but…

Read More >>


Unveiling Arc Flash Studies in Solar Photovoltaic Systems

April 30, 2024

How to ensure commercial PV installations meet safety standards for permitting, installation, operation and maintenance. Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have surged in popularity as a sustainable and renewable energy solution, offering both environmental benefits and economic advantages. As the adoption of solar PV systems accelerates, so does the necessity to ensure safety standards are met…

Read More >>


A Guide to Key Updates in NFPA 70E

April 30, 2024

Are you aware of the new requirements that went into effect in May 2023? By: Corey Hannahs, Contributor In the ever-evolving landscape of electrical safety, staying abreast of the latest codes and standards requirements is crucial to ensuring the well-being of both employees and the workplace. Electrical contractors, safety directors and business owners have not…

Read More >>


A Guide to Key Updates in NFPA 70E

February 13, 2024

 Are you aware of the new requirements that went into effect in May 2023? By: Corey Hannahs, Contributor In the ever-evolving landscape of electrical safety, staying abreast of the latest codes and standards requirements is crucial to ensuring the well-being of both employees and the workplace. Electrical contractors, safety directors and business owners have not…

Read More >>


NFPA 70B: A Monumental Shift in Electrical Safety

February 13, 2024

Shifting from a recommended practice to a standard involves much more than a name change. By: Derek Vigstol, Contributor A little over a year ago, the electrical industry got a sort of upgrade that many of us were unaware of on the horizon. That upgrade came in the form of NFPA 70B changing from the…

Read More >>


Essential Hand Tools for Apprentices: A Safety-First Approach

February 13, 2024

Hand tools every apprentice should have in their tool bag to start off their career right. By Adam Moscherosch, Contributor Hand tools lay the foundation for every apprentice starting out in their career. Electricians rely heavily on the tools they initially purchase, as it can often determine success and safety on the jobsite. With the…

Read More >>


Electrical Arc Injuries: A Complex Multi-Physical Injury Dynamic

February 13, 2024

Staying up to date with new information and following electrical safety guidelines is crucial to reduce risks and prevent injuries. By Nallely Ramirez and Suma Gangidi, Contributors Electricity plays a vital part in our everyday lives, powering everything from our homes to the street lamps to handheld devices we use daily. With evolving technology, electricity…

Read More >>