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Electrical Safety in Industrial Lighting Systems

May 2, 2024

Electrical safety in industrial lighting systems is a critical concern for manufacturing, pharmaceutical, chemical, and other industrial businesses aiming to protect their employees, equipment, and operations from electrical hazards. The complexity and scale of lighting in industrial settings mean that ensuring safety requires a comprehensive understanding of the types of lighting and the industrial environments…


Preventing the Next Electrical Incident at Your Company: A Conversation with Arc Flash Survivor Josh Brozen

April 29, 2024

On April 7, 2009, Jason Brozen’s life changed forever. While performing electrical maintenance at a hotel in Kansas, an arc flash occurred, leaving Jason with third-degree burns covering his face and arms. He spent a week in a coma and two weeks in an intensive care unit. His employer also suffered significant losses. Incidents like…


How to Safely Integrate Energy Storage Systems (ESS) and Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems into Your Facility and Community

February 13, 2024

Thursday, February 29, 12–1:30 p.m. ET This NFPA® webinar will delve into the essentials of safe installation, maintenance, and emergency response to solar photovoltaic systems, which use solar panels, and energy storage systems while leveraging key NFPA codes and standards, including NFPA 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems; NFPA 70®, National Electrical…


Matthew Wallace Takes New Leadership Position at CBS Field Services

February 13, 2024

CBS Field Services, a NETA Accredited Company (NAC) specializing in electrical testing and maintenance, commissioning, and arc flash and other power engineering studies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Wallace as President. Wallace replaces former president Dan Hook, who has been appointed Vice President of Western Business at CBS Field Services. Wallace was…


NFPA Announces Re-Launch of its Website (NFPA.org), Transforming the Platform’s Design, Functionality, and Delivery of Safety Information to Users

February 7, 2024

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) has re-launched its new website – NFPA.org – to provide a more seamless path for stakeholders to interact with the association. The redesigned site, with its dynamic design, improved site performance, and enhanced content, focuses on the organization’s mission to eliminate death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical,…


CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 Remote Racking Systems Are Now Powered by Milwaukee M18™ REDLITHIUM Batteries

January 19, 2024

CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, is pleased to announce that most of the RRS-3 apparatus-specific portable remote racking systems are now powered by Milwaukee M18™ REDLITHIUM rechargeable batteries. Moving from the legacy lead-acid battery to the M18™ battery offers benefits such as optimizing performance,…


How to Respond to Arc Flash Injuries with Proper Victim Care

January 16, 2024

For the past four decades, working with electricity has become safer in the United States. Ever since the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) introduced its NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, the number of fatalities and less serious injuries has dropped. However, despite this declining trend, electrical contractors, electricians, and other workers…


Most Common Causes of Electrocution in the Workplace

December 3, 2023

If working around electricity is a daily occurrence for you on the job, recognizing the most common causes of electrocution in the workplace is paramount for keeping everyone safe. All it takes is one frayed or misplaced wire to wreak havoc, leading to a serious injury—or even worse. Lack of Training One of the key…


ESW 2024 Registration is open

November 6, 2023

Join us for the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop March 4-8, 2024 Learn from the industry’s pioneers and leaders — the same people who are writing the standards that your organization needs to follow. Register here: About Us – 2024 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) (cvent.com)


Navigating the Storm: A Guide for Electrical Safety During Hurricane Season

October 11, 2023

By Erik Hohengasser, Electrical Technical Lead, NFPA Hurricane season is a time of heightened alertness for communities in vulnerable areas. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines hurricane season as the period between June 1 and November 30, though hurricanes can occur at any point throughout the year. As a result of climate change,…