By Tim Piemonte & Rachel Metea, Contributors Electrical shock is incredibly dangerous. Not only is it dangerous, but it is also a common occurrence where resulting injuries—if not fatal—can lead to lifelong complications. More than 90 % of electrical fatalities among US workers are due to electrical shock . This number does not even include…Read More >>
By Ryan Berg, Contributor Assuring the safety of utility and electrical professionals working in high voltage areas is the first priority on any jobsite. In deciding how best to do that, it is important to not only consider the essential tools and equipment that will help provide protection for the immediate job at-hand, but also…Read More >>
By Kevin Pietras, Contributor Electrification is a vital path toward a cooler planet. Widespread electrification could rapidly decarbonize the world by moving it away from fossil fuels. U.S. carbon emissions could be cut up to 80% by 2035 through swift deployment of existing electrification technologies. McKinsey estimates that half of the fossil fuels used to generate…Read More >>
By James Strohecker, Contributer In an arc flash, the most common and most severe injuries are burns. These burns are caused by the extreme heat given off by the runaway arc; the radiant heat that spreads out in all directions. As a result, NFPA 70E includes a “stay-back” distance intended to limit these burns. The…Read More >>
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