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Electrical Preventative Maintenance Programs

- April 19, 2018 by Diego Garcia (View all posts by Diego)
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Electrical Preventative Maintenance (EPM) programs are one of the most overlooked safety programs in the workplace. Perhaps this is because when it comes to electrical— “there are no moving parts so why would it need preventative maintenance like machinery”? Regardless …  Read more …

Choosing the Best Electrical Contractor

- April 6, 2018 by Diego Garcia (View all posts by Diego)
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Electricity is certainly the one utility a business cannot work without. So when it comes time to perform electrical work, how can an organization ensure they are finding the best qualified worker for the job? First, what is a qualified …  Read more …

Lockout Tagout – Group Lockout

- March 21, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Normally, we’d love our supervisors to take an active leadership role. However, when it comes to lockout- tagout, it is not advisable to let them take complete control. A few months ago, I was touring a manufacturing facility and decided …  Read more …

Qualified Electrical Worker – Do You Have Any?

- February 19, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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A few months ago, my colleague wrote a blog about using electrical multimeters. It got me thinking about qualified electrical workers. According to OSHA, employees must be trained as qualified electrical workers if they are potentially exposed to energized electrical …  Read more …

Is This Thing On? How to Use a Multimeter

- October 23, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Disclaimer: I’m not an electrician, I hate working with electric. I’m the type of person that will turn the main breaker to my house off if I have to rewire an outlet or replace a light fixture. The spark of …  Read more …

Diagnosis of an Incident – Electrical Control Panel Incident

- August 11, 2017 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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As a workplace safety expert, it’s important that you’re able to use a detective’s eye when evaluating the cause of an accident. Let’s take a look at a true case, and work backwards to determine how and why the incident occurred. …  Read more …