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  • NYC Electrical Code Revision Committees Seeking Members

    Applications are due by Jan. 25. The Electrical Code revision cycle will include six Technical Committees and one Managing Committee, with the Technical Committees responsible for reviewing and developing amendments to the technical provisions of the Electrical Code by consensus and also reviewing administrative provisions of the Electrical Code in an advisory capacity.

  • Utilizing Proper Technologies Key to Ensuring Electrical Safety

    Adequate training, protection from exposure, and disciplined use of ground fault circuit interrupters are integral to keeping workers safe.

  • One Tall Order

    Wind turbines are getting larger and larger. Some turbines' nacelles can be about 160 meters—about 525 feet—above the ground, and the blades can be about 75 meters long.

  • Comments Due on Draft NIOSH Research Agenda for Construction

    The comment deadline is Nov. 27, but only a handful of comments have been posted.

  • OSHA Cites Mississippi Company, Issues $220,544 in Penalties

    The company was cited for two willful, seven serious, and five other-than-serious violations, according to the agency's news release.

  • Washington State Adopts Tower Worker Safety Rules

    L&I said the most important change is a new wireless section that covers non-ionizing radiation. The rules contain requirements covering expected hazards of tower work, host employer/contractor responsibilities, microwave/laser technology, control of hazardous energy, working during darkness, fall protection, remote cell tower sites, and emergency response and rescue.


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  • 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.