Employees returning to work? Get your workplace ready with COVID-19 related safety signage.

As we step into National Safety Month, it’s an excellent opportunity for companies to leverage COVID-19 best practices and prepare to return to the workplace, even if it’s at a reduced capacity level or in stages. Companies need to implement workplace controls to ensure the safety and well-being of their returning workforce. Many companies have…

Learn how to Leverage an Unexpected Plant Shutdown to Improve your Electrical Safety Procedures.

As the old saying goes, when life gives you lemons – make lemonade. And 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…

Importance of Lockout/Tagout

Lockout/Tagout is a process to control energy hazards for preventing accidental start-up or release of stored energy during set-up, maintenance and servicing of equipment. OSHA outlines this safety method in standard 29 CFR 1910.147 (“Control of Hazardous Energy”). Lockout/Tagout is a widely accepted practice for companies in the United States.   OSHA advises US companies, “Workers…

Flex Cable Connections – Are You Up to Code?

It can be surprising how many control panels, motor control centers and power distribution terminal blocks are wired incorrectly and in violation of UL508A. Typically, electricians choose to work with flex stranded conductor cable because it is easier to route, bend and pull into place when power connections are needed than rigid conductor cable