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  • Lighting Controls Have Evolved

    Watch Graybar lighting specialist Brad Picht explain how controls have evolved and our approach to implementing wireless controls in your environment.

    06/08/2018

  • Construction Jobsite Best Practices

    How effective is your pre-job planning? Are you going into a new job with a clear picture of what you want to accomplish? It can be tempting to rush your pre-job planning and get right into the work. After all, you do not get paid until you have boots on the ground. However, that is often a mistake.

    05/01/2018

  • Electrical Workplace Fatalities and Injuries 2003 - 2016

    The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) uses the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and Survey of Occupational Injuries (SOII) to distill information specifically pertaining to fatal and nonfatal occupational electrical injuries. Each year the ESFI publishes electrical injury information in tabular and graphical form on their website.

    04/30/2018

  • Alabama Department of Labor Sees the Light

    An LED upgrade quickly demonstrated its potential value – to not just the offices, but the parking lot and the rest of the facility. With a projected 60,000 hour LED life, the ADOL can now focus on more important maintenance tasks instead of worrying about replacing lamps and ballasts.

    04/27/2018

  • New Tunable Classroom Lighting Technology Makes the Grade

    Tunable light is a new technology that allows you to easily change how warm or cool the light appears in a room. An LED lighting upgrade in one classroom quickly demonstrated how this new technology can not only save money and energy but can also enhance classroom activities.

    04/26/2018

  • Use Pre-Job Planning to Get the Job Done Right

    How effective is your pre-job planning? Are you going into a new job with a clear picture of what you want to accomplish? It can be tempting to rush your pre-job planning and get right into the work. After all, you do not get paid until you have boots on the ground. However, that is often a mistake.

    04/26/2018

  • The Future of PoE, Safety Risks and How to Mitigate Them

    In some areas of your network, PoE is as standard as cabling itself while in others it has not gained traction. Currently, PoE powers more than 100 million devices such as wireless access points (APs) and Internet protocol (IP) phones. The limitation has been that current PoE standard only support up to 30W of power to devices which limit its application. The good news — this limit is about to change.

    04/12/2018

  • Should You Outsource Electrical Work?

    If you have the experience in-house or go outside, it is important to remember that OSHA and NFPA 70E require facility management to ensure that all workers are “qualified” to work on specific electrical equipment. ce it is the facility manager’s responsibility for safety, Schneider Electric has provided some topics to cover when you are contracting service providers.

    04/11/2018

  • PPE Table Changes in 2018 NFPA 70E

    Federal regulation of NFPA 70E and OSHA has helped reduce the number of electrical fatalities. Are you doing enough? Here's what you need to know about achieving complete electrical safety.

    04/11/2018

  • Phoenix Contact Limited Lifetime Warranty – Build with Confidence

    Phoenix Contact USA customers have access to the industry's most extensive limited lifetime warranty policy. Phoenix Contact's Cabinet Confidence Limited Lifetime Warranty (LLW) applies to a wide range of Phoenix Contact products. LLW coverage is exclusive to U.S. customers who register and use Phoenix Contact power supplies and surge protection to protect electronics in their applications.

    03/29/2018