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  • NFPA Offers Reminders to Prevent Electrical Shocks in Water

    NFPA's tips for swimmers are to never swim near a marina, dock, or boatyard or near a boat while it's running, and also obey all "no swimming" signs on docks. Tips for boat owners are to avoid entering the water when launching or loading your boat, because docks or boats can leak electricity into the water, causing water electrification.

  • 2017 NEC Effective in Minnesota Starting July 1

    Requests for Electrical Inspection (electrical permits) filed with DLI on or after July 1, 2017, are subject to the provisions of the 2017 NEC, and electrical license examinations also are based on the requirements of the 2017 NEC.

  • The Importance of Arc Flash Mitigation

    De-energizing equipment does not absolve the facility from the responsibility of performing an arc flash analysis or providing the necessary PPE.

  • ASSE's Mile High Moment

    This could be the most consequential annual conference for the society in many years.

  • Identify, Verify, and Comply: The Three Pillars of a Successful Electrical Safety Program

    What's shocking is that many workers are not using rubber insulating equipment because they simply don't know they need it.

  • California Lab Approved as NRTL

    Many OSHA standards require that an NRTL test and certify certain types of equipment as safe for use in workplaces. They are independent laboratories that meet OSHA's requirements for performing safety testing and certification of products.



  • New Features in the 2017 National Electrical Code® Handbook

    The 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code® Handbook is now available! Take a look at the brief walk-through in this December 2016 NFPA video, which highlights the new features of this edition.

  • Anti Fog Face Shield Testing Revised

    Hugh Hoagland and his team from e-Hazard went to Louisville Processing and Cold Storage to conduct a series of experiments on anti-fogging technologies in face shields. The experiments were conducted in the facility's Cold Room, a controlled environment of -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 Celsius). The experiments shown in this May 2016 video were a simulation of workers using Personal Protective Equipment for arc flash protection in an extreme cold work environment. http://e-hazard.com

  • What are Tamper Resistant Receptacles?

    Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR) resemble regular receptacles but they’re so much more. In fact, they provide a permanent solution to childhood electrical shock cause by tampering with electrical outlets. TRRs feature built in safety shutters that block foreign objects from being inserted into the receptacle and avoiding contact with electrical current.

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