Helping Victims Recover: Supporting Team Members After an Electrical Incident

November 21, 2023

Mention electrical incidents or staff becoming exposed to electricity in the workplace, and most people’s thoughts will turn to electricians or electrical contractors. However, electricity and power sources are so common everywhere that virtually any worker could become the victim of an electrical incident. When that happens, employers need to ensure that their workers not…


ASSP Updates Safety Standard for Communication Structures

November 16, 2023

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published a revision to a voluntary national consensus safety standard that involves communication structures, which can present many risks for workers across the country. The updated ANSI/ASSP A10.48 standard will be effective on January 1, covering the latest safety practices and training recommendations for the construction, demolition,…


Solar PV Installation Safety

July 14, 2023

By Brianne Deerwester, Contributor The dependence on modern electronic devices and the rapid advancements made to emerging technology has significantly increased the energy demands placed on homes and commercial buildings. Adapting to the ever-evolving future of energy requires efficient and clean energy. Energy storage systems and photovoltaic (PV) solar panels can allow you to tap…


Sample Plans Help Companies Keep Track of LOTO

May 23, 2023

By: Maureen Paraventi Approximately three million workers in the U.S. use or service equipment that may unexpectedly release hazardous energy if that energy is not properly controlled. The results can be life altering or life ending:  electrocution, burns, crushing, cutting, lacerating, amputations or fractures. According to OSHA, workers injured on the job from exposure to…


Understanding & Preventing Workplace Electrical Fatalities

April 26, 2023

By Daniel Majano and Brianne Deerwester, Contributors Each year, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) collects information on fatal occupational electrical injuries using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), Survey of Occupational Injuries (SOII), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Fatality and Catastrophe Investigation Summaries. ESFI’s…


Find the Best Path to Electrical Safety with Floor Marking

February 1, 2023

By: Kevin Fipps, Contributor The best route isn’t always a straight line. Today’s industrial workforce must navigate traffic, energized equipment and complex facilities. To ensure the safety of personnel working in industrial areas, it is important to properly mark hazardous areas and equipment. Floor marking is a great way to identify and protect workers from…


NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in The Workplace

January 3, 2023

“OSHA requires protective measures to prevent worksite injuries. DuraLabel recommends adding arc flash labeling to your overall safety and visual communication program. Arc flash labeling does not eliminate the requirement for work permits, training and planning when working on energized equipment. Effective hazard communication improves personnel safety, plant productivity and efficiency.” Graphic Products, Inc., 1-888-326-9244 (U.S./Canada),…


OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.147: Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

August 30, 2022

Ranking: #6 Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal or other sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy can result in serious injury or death to workers. Injuries may include electrocution, burns, crushing,…


Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

July 27, 2022

“The quality will remain long after the price is forgotten.” That’s a well-known quote from Henry Royce, co-founder of luxury car brand Rolls-Royce. It’s usually taken to mean that quality is worth paying for. But there’s another meaning: buying on price alone often ends with the disappointment of poor performance. It is this second meaning…


A+A 2023 Online Exhibitor Registration Open

June 22, 2022

Exhibitor applications for A+A 2023, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, are now available online. Hall planning for A+A 2023 will start on November 1. The event will be held from October 24 – 29, 2023 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. A special feature at A+A 2023 will again…


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