Safety http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6637/more en Don’t Let a Main Switch Failure Take Your Facility Down http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/don-t-let-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="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/don-t-let-main-switch-failure-take-your-facility-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/don-t-let-main-switch-failure-take-your-facility-down#comments Ops & Maintenance Safety Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:54:00 +0000 145691 at http://ecmweb.com Switchboard Installation Safety, Part 2 http://ecmweb.com/safety/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="http://ecmweb.com/safety/switchboard-installation-safety-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/switchboard-installation-safety-part-2#comments Design Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000 145651 at http://ecmweb.com Onnes/iStock/Thinkstock OSHA Still Investigating Employer of Electrician Who Died in Omaha http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/osha-still-investigating-employer-electrician-who-died-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="http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/osha-still-investigating-employer-electrician-who-died-omaha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/osha-still-investigating-employer-electrician-who-died-omaha#comments Fire & Security Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:55:00 +0000 145541 at http://ecmweb.com Monkey Business Images/Thinkstock 2018 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop Call for Papers http://ecmweb.com/safety/2018-ieee-ias-electrical-safety-workshop-call-papers <div class="node-body article-body">The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee has issued a call for papers.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/2018-ieee-ias-electrical-safety-workshop-call-papers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/2018-ieee-ias-electrical-safety-workshop-call-papers#comments Safety Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:03:00 +0000 145201 at http://ecmweb.com IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee Switchboard Installation Safety, Part 1 http://ecmweb.com/safety/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="http://ecmweb.com/safety/switchboard-installation-safety-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/switchboard-installation-safety-part-1#comments Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000 145071 at http://ecmweb.com roman023/iStock/Thinkstock Independent Contractor Dies While Working On Light http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/independent-contractor-dies-while-working-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="http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/independent-contractor-dies-while-working-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/independent-contractor-dies-while-working-light#comments Shock & Electrocution Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:51:00 +0000 144891 at http://ecmweb.com Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock One Worker Dead, Another Injured from Electrical Accident in Texas http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/one-worker-dead-another-injured-electrical-accident-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="http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/one-worker-dead-another-injured-electrical-accident-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/one-worker-dead-another-injured-electrical-accident-texas#comments Fire & Security Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:10:00 +0000 144801 at http://ecmweb.com iStock/Thinkstock Basics Degrade Unless Refreshed http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/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="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/basics-degrade-unless-refreshed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/basics-degrade-unless-refreshed#comments Electrical Testing Ops & Maintenance Safety Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000 144731 at http://ecmweb.com Tip of the Week: Test Equipment Safety Rules http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-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="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-test-equipment-safety-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-test-equipment-safety-rules#comments Test & Measurement Electrical Testing Safety Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:06:00 +0000 144701 at http://ecmweb.com Making Startup Testing Safe, Part 6 http://ecmweb.com/safety/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="http://ecmweb.com/safety/making-startup-testing-safe-part-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/making-startup-testing-safe-part-6#comments Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000 144301 at http://ecmweb.com Photodisc/iStock/Thinkstock