Safety en Don’t Let a Main Switch Failure Take Your Facility Down <div class="field-byline"> EC&amp;M Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When electrical service equipment fails catastrophically chaos typically ensues. Production lines grind to a halt. Standby or portable generators are called into action. On-site electricians and outside contractors work non-stop to try and bring the system back online. Most times this is a slow and painful process. Proper maintenance can go a long way in helping you avoid this type of drama.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ops & Maintenance Safety Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:54:00 +0000 145691 at Switchboard Installation Safety, Part 2 <div class="node-body article-body">When installing a switchboard, the crew is usually following a safety procedure that addresses the mechanical assembly and electrical connection part </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000 145651 at Onnes/iStock/Thinkstock OSHA Still Investigating Employer of Electrician Who Died in Omaha <div class="node-body article-body">The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the employer of an electrician who was injured in a fire.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire & Security Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:55:00 +0000 145541 at Monkey Business Images/Thinkstock 2018 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop Call for Papers <div class="node-body article-body">The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee has issued a call for papers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:03:00 +0000 145201 at IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee Switchboard Installation Safety, Part 1 <div class="node-body article-body">Installing a switchboard presents more safety problems than many people think.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000 145071 at roman023/iStock/Thinkstock Independent Contractor Dies While Working On Light <div class="node-body article-body">The vice president and chaplain of a rescue squad in Concord, Va., died after being shocked and suffering a fall at an industrial business late last month.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shock & Electrocution Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:51:00 +0000 144891 at Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock One Worker Dead, Another Injured from Electrical Accident in Texas <div class="node-body article-body">One construction worker has died and one remains hospitalized in critical condition in Lubbock, Tx., after an electrical fire in Amarillo on Saturday. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fire & Security Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:10:00 +0000 144801 at iStock/Thinkstock Basics Degrade Unless Refreshed <div class="node-body article-body">To maintain top performance, workers must continually brush up their basic skills.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electrical Testing Ops & Maintenance Safety Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000 144731 at Tip of the Week: Test Equipment Safety Rules <div class="node-body article-body">The more specialized the equipment, the more specialized the safety rules should be.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Test & Measurement Electrical Testing Safety Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:06:00 +0000 144701 at Making Startup Testing Safe, Part 6 <div class="node-body article-body">Sometimes during startup projects, the project manager is operating under the mistaken notion that it’s all about making sure the customer “sees it run.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000 144301 at Photodisc/iStock/Thinkstock