Each year, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) collects information on fatal occupational electrical injuries using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Three contractors are facing citations after an incident that led to the death of a 31-year-old employee.
Safety is not to be brushed aside, though workers often overlook proper protocols
Sun Tzu wrote in “The Art of War” that “in the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”
With temperatures already dropping in regions of the country, many workers will soon find themselves working in the cold.
Working in a factory exposes employees to all kinds of electrical hazards. Heavy machinery that relies on electricity may shock and spark, causing burns, electrocutions, and fires
Fatalities resulting from a slip and fall account for 12% of total miner deaths this year to date – more than twice the percentage reported in 2021
One developer and two subcontractors in New Jersey were recently cited after metal scaffolding, which employees were on, was found only five feet from energized power lines.
As an electrician, you already know how important it is to stay safe. You’re in charge of protecting people and property. While everyone’s safety depends on your abilities, it also depends on proper equipment and safety gear.
Electricity is one of the most dangerous and unpredictable things you can work with. According to data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), 126 workers died due to exposure to electricity in 2020.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is increasingly concerned about suicides and opioid-related deaths in the construction sector, according to agency officials.
The 2022 VIECA Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament which was held at Country Club of Barre was a complete success.
According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, contact with live electrical parts kills 143 construction workers annually making it the number two killer on construction sites behind falls.
Many essential tools of the electrical trade—pliers, hand drills, cutters, etc.—haven’t changed in decades.
The myth of “de-energized work” is an issue primarily for commercial, industrial and residential electrical work in the United States, not utility transmission and distribution.
In our first installment of this series, we discussed how to prepare your rooftop for an unexpected OSHA inspection. With this edition, we’re turning our lens to your facility's interior
While workers assume they are the most responsible for safety in the workplace, there is a feeling that organizations can be doing a better job in creating a safe work environment.
Personal protective equipment or PPE is essential in all manufacturing jobs. This kind of safety gear provides protection from injury from minor cuts, bruises to major accidents.
Early smoke detection is often critical to quickly suppress fires.
As weathers become more extreme this summer, protecting yourself from extreme heat is important.
According to a report from market research firm Guidehouse Insights, smart technology is beginning to make inroads into emergency lighting systems for commercial buildings
An early summer heatwave has much of the nation scrambling to keep cool. That means more demand on the electric grid as people turn on more fans and dial down their air conditioner settings.
The topic of layering arc-rated apparel and its protection in comparison to other protective apparel is often a hot topic of discussion.
The survey by Fluke Corporation compares data from 2020, 2021 and 2022 and was collected from February 1 to 28, 2022. The respondents were from 49 different states and included 922 workers.
Four companies are being cited for multiple violations and proposed penalties totaling $1.75 million by California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (known as Cal/OSHA).
Engineers from Purdue University say they have developed new technologies that enhance methods of detecting, identifying and quantifying chemicals in various work environments that might traditionally require lab analysis, and could protect workers from potential incidents.
Pressure washers are a great tool for powering away dirt, grime and other stuff from aluminum siding, patios and sidewalks
Birds are chirping, bees are buzzing and lawn mowers are revving. These are sure signs of warmer weather, but there’s another harbinger of summer: construction work.
Companies around the world are doubling their cultural efforts in a unique and challenging labor market. This is especially the case when it comes to placing a heightened emphasis on safer working conditions and practices.
The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) has published ANSI/NETA ETT-2022 “Standard for certification of electrical testing technicians”.
While investigating the recovery of electrical burn victims, researchers discovered a distressing truth about their data: the use of safety equipment, such as PPE and insulated tools, was alarmingly low.
A tragic incident in North Carolina has led to the deaths of two 19-year-old apprentices at an electrical construction company.
I wrote a similar article on this subject in 2005 for this magazine. To quote the third sentence of that article, “Confined Space Entry is a leading cause of occupational fatalities within the United States!”
In 2020, 126 U.S. workers suffered fatal electrical injuries, a 24% decrease from the previous year, but nonfatal electrical injuries involving days away from work increased 17% over that same span
As the supply chain bounces back from pandemic-related deficiencies, construction professionals return to work, catching up on delayed projects.
Severe temperatures, poor ventilation, toxic gasses and extreme darkness – these are all common working conditions when operating in confined spaces.
Hammers, wrenches, chisels, pliers, screwdrivers, and other hand tools are often underrated as sources of potential danger. Hand tools may look harmless, but they are the cause of many injuries.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many of us think about safety—at the workplace and in our everyday lives. As we look ahead to the best ways to be safe in the post-COVID world, keeping ourselves and teams safe from the threat of future outbreaks does not mean other safety practices and standards become less important.
Electrical safety is without question a critical component to a successful electrical installation. Yet many seem to have differing viewpoints on what is safe and what risks should be taken.
The drop in temperature, weakening of the immune system and shortage of sunlight can produce seasonal respiratory diseases. Children and older adults are prone to the flu, asthma and lung problems during the winter months.
Contact with electricity is one of the leading causes of fatalities in construction, according to OSHA.
From 1992 to 2005, at least 154 workers were killed after a metal ladder they were using came in contact with an overhead power line, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data cited in a recent NIOSH review.
Over the past several months, the term “electrification” has made its way into national conversation. Simply put, electrification means converting the way a?machine or system?operates?to the use of electrical power.?