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Safety Updates

Safety Updates
  • 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

  • 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

  • The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Surge Protection

    The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) conducted a 2017 survey of electrical designers, planners, and engineers who worked in designing or renovating electrical systems in industrial, Healthcare, and IT Center Facilities. Because the survey results demonstrated a lack of, or limited understanding of Surge Protection Devices (SPDs), ESFI has created educational resources to spread awareness of the purpose and effectiveness of SPDs.

    01/08/2018

  • Beyond the Zero Incident Policy: Four Tips for Improving Workplace Safety

    OSHA recommends companies celebrate employees that demonstrate safe behaviors, as opposed to rewarding employees for zero incidents. That’s why companies have started to move beyond the Zero Incidence Policy – into a more behavior-based safety approach.

    10/17/2017

  • How to Make Electrical Safety Job #1

    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.

    08/31/2017

  • 9 Secrets of Successful Electrical Safe Work Practices

    One of the first steps to true electrical safety compliance is an Electrical Safe Work Practices (ESWP) policy. See the 9 secrets to a successful ESWP and see how your electrical safety policy compares.

    08/21/2017

  • OSHA's New Silica Regulations: Is Your Organization Ready?

    On June 23, 2016, OSHA issued two new standards designed to protect workers from inhaling harmful crystalline silica. The deadline for compliance with the standards is September 23, 2017. Is your organization ready?

    08/21/2017

  • Using Infrared Cameras to Find Pipe Blockages

    Whether they carry liquid product, water, steam, natural gas, or oil, keeping pipes flowing smoothly is critical to safe and efficient manufacturing and processing systems. Blockages, thinning, and corrosion can diminish the efficiency and safety and result in leaks that could cause serious damage to your facility and your people.

    06/03/2017

  • Panduit’s 5 Tips to Meet Control Panel Space Requirements

    Unused space. Energy distribution. Thermal management. When it comes to the manufacturing floor, space is at a premium and the drive to reduce costs by fitting panels into tight spaces while complying with safety and regulatory requirements can be challenging.

    04/22/2017