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Summer 2022

Outfitting Electrical PPE The Right Way

July 18, 2022

A Q&A with Rich Gojdics, Senior Vice President of Sales, National Safety Apparel. Q: How do we identify potential risks and threats and why is it important to identify these to know the right arc flash and electrical PPE to outfit the worker? Electricians and qualified workers who approach energized electrical circuits and conductors with…

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Work Zone Safety: How to Implement a Safe and Effective Lockout Tagout

July 18, 2022

By Rick Pedley, PK Safety President and CEO Before beginning work on your car, you’d ensure the engine was off or it’s securely on a jack. The same goes for worksites with a lot of heavy machinery that may need repairs or maintenance. Lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures can help prevent machines or equipment from energizing, starting…

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Congress Acts on Arc Flash

July 18, 2022

The Partnership for Electrical Safety is very happy to share significant breaking news – the United States Congress has just included very specific language on arc flash and PPE and urged OSHA to act to protect hundreds of thousands of commercial, industrial, and residential American electrical workers from this deadly hazard. The passage is in…

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Why GFCIs, Prevention through Design, Need Greater Prioritization

July 18, 2022

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 [1]. This number does not even include…

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Electrical Hazards in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

July 18, 2022

By: Dave Hernandez, Contributor The use of Solar Photovoltaic Systems is expanding across the country. Safety can be a special challenge for emerging technology like these systems because there are fewer resources available. Understanding the foundations of Solar PV systems will help you better understand the safety protocols that are unique to the equipment. Solar…

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Tools to Enhance Safety in High Voltage Areas

July 18, 2022

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…

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Future Shock: As the World Goes Electric, Workers Must Be Protected

July 18, 2022

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…

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Create a Safe Work Environment with Arc Flash Labeling

July 18, 2022

By Derek Vigstol, Contributor When it comes to arc flash risk assessment, the truth is that a properly labeled environment is a safer environment than one without arc flash hazard labels. When the safety of an employee is at stake, employers can’t be over prepared. There are two options here, perform the arc flash risk…

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Three Simple Ways to Create Arc Flash Boundaries That Protect Workers

July 18, 2022

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…

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Solving Safety Hazards and Shortcomings with Switch-Rated Plugs and Receptacles

July 8, 2022

A Q&A with MELTRIC. Q: Tell us a little about MELTRIC MELTRIC is best known for manufacturing industrial UL/CSA listed Switch-Rated plugs and receptacles that feature DECONTACTOR™ technology and push-button circuit disconnection for enhanced user safety and electrical performance. The technology behind our Switch-Rated products was developed specifically to address the shortcomings and safety hazards…

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