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Fall Protection Becomes Mandatory

New regulation removes “optional” to increase worker safety BY CRAIG FIRL, Capital Safety The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published updated rules and regulations...

Benefiting from OHSMS Systems

How to protect workers with an occupational health and safety management  system BY IVANA STRGACIC, Strategies for the Environment Inc. Reliability (that is, keeping the lights...

Flame-Resistant Clothing Misconceptions

Misconceptions about using flame-resistant clothing BY DAN BONELLI, Cintas Corporation According to Michael Hyland, chair of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and vice president of...

Distracted Driving Equals Disaster

Removing hazards caused from in-vehicle computing BY SCOTT BALL, Motion Computing No utility company would send a worker out in a truck with a known safety...

The Guide to IEEE Utility Safety Standards

A comprehensive review of IEEE guidelines and documents BY JIM TOMASESKI, IEEE, NESC Main Committee, PAR Electric Every day, utility workers are risking their lives in...

Safety Awareness Rules for Utilities

Utilities ready for Ontario health and safety awareness training BY PHILL FELTHAM, Editor-in-Chief Electricity Today Magazine The Government of Ontario has implemented new regulations that require...

IEEE Celebrates 100th Year of NESC Standard

Among the most widely adopted safety codes still in continuous use, the 2017 NESC preprint of proposed changes will be open for comment beginning...

2014 Lineman Safety Report

The coming revolution in utility worker injury prevention BY JIM WALTERS, EdD, Power of Learning, Inc. Thomas Watson who was president of IBM in the 1950s...

Electrical Hazard Protection

How to reduce dangers while providing preventive maintenance data BY FINLEY LEDBETTER, Group CBS, Inc. While most discussions about avoiding electrical hazards focus on personal protective...

Flame-Resistant Apparel for Utility Workers [VIDEO]

Selecting the right FR clothing is the first step. Glen Raven is a global leader in high-performance, inherently flame-resistant protective and hi-visibility fabrics for the...

Tower Climbing Safety Equipment

What powerline technicians must know to stay safe BY JIM HUTTER, Capital Safety Most of modern life is powered by electrical energy, which is why transmission...

Electrical Safety for First Responders

 How Smart Grid technologies can become an electrical hazard to rescue workers Smart Grid technologies have risen to prominence in North America. Media outlets, industry...
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