Stay safe when using portable generators
1/8/2021
Portable generators can be found in many workplaces. Among the risks users face, according to OSHA, are shocks and electrocution from improper use of power or unintentionally energizing other electrical systems, and fires from improperly refueling the generator or not storing fuel correctly.
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NFPA 70E: Five key revisions for 2021
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1/8/2021

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“We all work around electricity, but we may or may not have strong familiarity with the actual hazards of electricity,” said Hugh Hoagland, senior partner and co-founder of e-Hazard, an electrical safety training provider. “We get used to it. You don’t think about the actual hazard every time you do an electrical task, some of which are basically inane if nothing goes wrong. But they can be catastrophic if something goes wrong.”
NEMA Publishes COVID-19 Guide for Disinfecting Electrical Equipment
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12/17/2020

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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published NEMA GD 4-2020 COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Electrical Equipment. Since managing the COVID-19 virus requires proper cleaning and disinfecting of equipment..
Improve your Electrical Maintenance Inspection Efficiency and Safety
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12/17/2020

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Updated NFPA guidelines mean facilities must reevaluate how they perform thermal imaging tests. A new era has arrived for electrical equipment maintenance, and worker safety is predominant. The days of suiting up in personal protective equipment (PPE) and hoping for the best are over.