Lack of Grounding Caused Two Electrocution Deaths

A lack of grounding caused a bridge to become energized on the property of a water system plant site. In April 2019, two teens jumped into a canal in Dixon, CA, in order to rescue a dog that had fallen in. As they climbed out of the water, they grabbed one of the metal railings […]

8 Electrical Safety Resolutions for 2020

Do you make work resolutions? Some people challenge themselves by setting personal goals for the next 12 months. In the spirit of starting a new year on the right foot, we’ve re-publishing a list of habits that you may want to adopt as your new year’s resolutions. These suggested electrical safety habits are not listed […]

OSHA Letter of Interpretation: 1910.333 for Lockout/Tagout Procedure

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Using 1910.333 as a Written Lockout/Tagout Procedure An OSHA letter of interpretation dated August 2015 answers a series of questions concerning the use of 29 CFR 1910.333(b).  1910.333 covers the Selection and Use of Work Practices for Electrical work (Subpart S). In this article, three of the questions and OSHA’s answers are included. My thoughts follow the […]

Holiday Safety Checklist – Not Just for the Professionals

Santa and safety pros are not the only ones with a checklist. Before your celebrations begin, please make time to go over a safety checklist for the holidays. (And it may not hurt to check it twice!) We got these six tips from Electrical Safety Foundation International, or ESFI. While ESFI has plenty of safety […]

Energized Guy Wire Causes Electrocution Incident

Two utility workers have died of electrocution because of an energized guy wire. In Orange County, New York, two workers were given the routine job of inspecting guy wires, the support lines that help support power poles. They had been contracted by Orange and Rockland Utilities. A news report described the work as “non-electrical maintenance” […]