Electrical contractors come in a wide variety of sizes. Top electrical contractors employ thousands of people and gross hundreds of millions of dollars. Electrical safety is the number one priority, whether you are a large electrical contractor or a six-man shop. Or, is it? Does a two-million-dollar contractor have the same budget and resources as say, a twenty-million-dollar contractor? There are vast differences in electrical safety procedures based on company sizes. Remember, safety starts with you! Whether your employer is big or small, you need to be proactive about safety. Here are some tips on how to stay safe.
NEC Code section 300.25, General Requirements for Wiring Methods and Materials is new for the 2020 Code cycle. This section regulates wiring located in Vertical Exit Enclosures, also known as stair towers. The new 2020 NEC section restricts the installation of any wiring method within an exit enclosure separated from the building by fire-resistant construction, except for that wiring belonging to equipment in the exit enclosure. Prevent costly design and installation errors—read more from our blog!
Your many years of field experience and your dedication to exam preparation have enabled you to pass your test. Your dream of financial freedom by owning your own electrical business is about to get started. Now what options do you have?
The popularity of electric vehicles continues to increase. How can the National Electrical Code have jurisdictional authority over the outlets in a car? What constitutes an electric vehicle, and are hybrids like Toyota’s popular Prius included? Finally, what are the specific requirements? Read more from our blog!
We are going to examine a TIA issued for the 2020 NEC regarding GFCI protection for recreational vehicle (RV) parks, covered in Article 551 of the NEC. The popularity of RVs continues to increase, especially during the pandemic. We also know that GFCI protection continues to be expanded with each successive code cycle. This TIA was published to clarify where protection is required in an RV park. Read more from our blog!
To reduce power consumption and keep the electric bill in check, many people install lighting dimmers. Let’s look into the difference in savings using dimmers in the past versus using dimmers today and then decide if they are still a money saver. Read more from our blog!
Each morning your average electrical foreman and crew begin their day with a meeting. This Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) meeting is the most important meeting of the day and can mean the difference between life and death. Many of the workers are barely awake and just halfway through their energy drink. Some foremen will choose to rush through or even skip this event so they can get a jump start on the day. The owners of the company, the safety manager, and the elite crew members want to have this meeting and want it to be meaningful. OSHA says you should perform this JHA meeting every workday to keep your workers safe. Let’s look at how we can start the day off right.
Prior to the 2017 edition of the NEC, 120-volt receptacles equipped with USB charging outlets had not been addressed by the National Electrical Code.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) connections have been around since the 1990s and are widely used to charge portable devices and computer peripherals, as well as transfer data.
What are your responsibilities concerning meeting the requirements set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was put into law and Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and […]