Workplace Safety – Siempre Mirar Hacia Arriba – Trades

Un conductor de un camión estaba transportando tierra con un remolque de descarga. El conductor levantó el remolque a menos de medio pie de distancia de un cable eléctrico de 12,500 voltios lo que causó que la electricidad se transfiriera al remolque. Cuando el conductor salió de la cabina y tocó el suelo, el semirremolque […]

How to Become an Electrician

Interested in Becoming an Electrician? Contact your local NECA/IBEW or IEC Chapter Growing Demand in a Growing Industry The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics states that job prospects of electricians are double the average of all occupations, and many employers report difficulty finding qualified applicants. By joining an apprenticeship program by the […]

Surge Protection – More than an Accessory

Summary In 2017, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) conducted a survey of electrical designers, planners, and engineers and found that there was a limited understanding of the purpose and effectiveness of surge protection devices. In response to the survey results, ESFI created educational materials to spread awareness of surge protection. An important factor revealed […]

We Want You to Lockout / Tagout

According to OSHA, following proper Lockout / Tagout procedures prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year. Safeguard your workplace by complying with and enforcing proper Lockout / Tagout procedures. National Electrical Safety Month 2016

Test Before You Touch

Every year, thousands of workers are injured or killed by circuits they thought were safely turned off. Simply shutting off the power is not enough. Hazardous conditions can still exist. Make sure to always TEST BEFORE YOU TOUCH. How to Test Before You Touch Ensure all participants are qualified for the job Identify potential hazards […]

Lockout / Tagout : Your Life Depends On It

According to OSHA, following proper Lockout / Tagout procedures prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year. Learn how to Lockout / Tagout and avoid unnecessary risk. Notify all employees about the required lockout Shut down equipment using normal stopping procedure Locate and isolate equipment from all energy sources Release any stored energy […]

Never Assume Electrical Safety Series: Job Planning

An explanation of safe practices you and your crew should perform before you strap on the tool belt. Part of ESFI’s Never Assume Electrical Safety Series – A must for anyone working with or near electricity.

Never Assume Electrical Safety Series: Introduction

This one-of-a-kind electrical safety series from ESFI will give you and your co-workers the right frame of mind when it comes to safety in the workplace. Check out all of the video modules: Standards and Regulations, Construction Safety 101, Industrial Safety 101, Test Before You Touch, and Job Planning.