The first half of 2020 was nothing short of historic. The emergence and effects of COVID-19 forced people and operations in every facet of the business to recalibrate. The need to adapt has created opportunities for people to search for credible information to navigate this uncharted territory. As we move into the second half of the year, industry narratives will be focused on persevering through and rebounding from COVID-19.
One thing that has not changed – the need for implementing electrical safety best practices and expanding innovation within electrical lockout/tagout solutions.
Below are links to Panduit-authored articles that speak to these topics as well as general, COVID-19 information. We hope you find these articles useful as you prepare to return to work.
Plant Engineering Magazine
Understanding the Hierarchy of Controls
This article covered electrical safety programs’ need to go beyond PPE, the importance of Prevention through Design. The coverage is relevant to VeriSafe Absence of Voltage Tester, VeriSafe Access Control, Data Access Port.
How Today’s Technology is Enabling Next Generation Lockout/Tagout
An in-depth look at how emerging tech allows for more effective, Prevention through Design-based Lockout/Tagout solutions.
How to Leverage Unexpected Plant Shutdowns to Improve Safety Programs
This article discusses using downtime wisely and that electrical safety is now more important than ever; it also highlights best practices to create a robust safety program.
Six Reasons to Modernize Electrical Safety Plans
An overview of NFPA 70E electrical safety standards, emerging electrical safety trends, why they’re important, and how you can be sure that your program is up-to-date.
Listing Requirements for Absence of Voltage Testers
How to minimize hazardous electrical incidents with Absence of Voltage Testers (AVTs) and labeling standards, along with general information on UL standards.
Why Electrical Safety Should Be A Priority Post COVID
An article that examines the importance of not losing sight of fundamental safety programs when implementing new ones to protect workers from COVID-19.
Mitigating Safety Risks In Control And Electrical Systems (Cover Story)
Tips on safety in manufacturing – discussing how to assess current programs, LOTO, system and data security.
DID YOU KNOW?
When unexpected plant shutdowns occur, safety and plant managers should capitalize on the opportunity to evaluate and improve their safety procedures. Often during plant shutdowns, floor employees may feel confused or be filled with uncertainty. Managers should seize this chance to increase communications and encourage employee engagement regarding company safety protocols.
Read our blog “Learn how to leverage an unexpected plant shutdown to improve your electrical safety procedures” for more information on how to capitalize on your plant shutdown.