How to Conduct an Electrical Audit: A Step-by-Step Guide

Just like a detective hunting for clues to solve a mystery, you too can unleash your inner sleuth to decipher energy theft and wastage through an electrical audit. Picture yourself as Sherlock Holmes where the labyrinthine pathways of wires and switches are your crime scene. With each step of our comprehensive guide, you’ll gather insightful

Choosing the Right PPE for Arc Flash Hazards

Arc flashes are a potentially deadly possibility when working with live or damaged equipment. Every year there are around 30,000 arc flash incidents that result in 7,000 burn injuries, 2,000 hospitalizations, and 400 deaths. The most frightening thing about arc blasts is that they can heat up to 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit which is more than

Wire Color Codes: Neutral Wire

Neutral Wire Color vs Grounding Wire In industrial and manufacturing facilities, electricity is running from each corner and is in nearly every aspect of what workers do. A malfunction or confusion over wire color codes could unleash the serious dangers of electricity. Having a complete understanding of different wires and functions is imperative for your

Who Needs Arc Flash Training?

An arc flash or a flashover is a dangerous instance where there is an electrical explosion or discharge. This happens when energy is released because of an arc fault, and it results in electricity being propelled through the air from one conductor to another. The current often connects to the ground and conducts powerful energy.

Why Lockout/Tagout Matters for Safety in the Workplace

Lockout/tagout is an integral part of electrical safety in the workplace, and OSHA standard 1910.147 requires that employers create a lockout/tagout system for their facilities. Sometimes lockout/tagout precautions are overlooked, though, either by workers, supervisors or employers. Some say lockout/tagout isn’t necessary or takes too much time, but ignoring proper electrical safety procedures can have

Lockout/Tagout – 1910.147

Reviewing OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout – 1910.147 Standard The lockout/tagout – 1910.147 regulations were put in place by OSHA to help reduce the number of accidents and injuries in the workplace. Many people were being hurt while working on heavy machinery, because they did not properly disengage the power source before entering hazardous areas. Even though a