Blog Articles

The Importance of Arc Flash Protection
Mar 2nd 2018

The Importance of Arc Flash Protection

Arc flash is the exposure to the tremendous thermal energy released by an arc fault. All employees who work around energized electrical equipment (electricians, maintenance workers, operators, etc.) may be affected by an arc flash occurrence. Arc flashes are a primary hazard in the following industries: oil and gas, utility, solar, and wind power generation, paper and pulp manufacturers, h … read more
How to Protect Against Arc Flash Hazards
Nov 7th 2017

How to Protect Against Arc Flash Hazards

An arc flash is a dangerous release of energy produced by an electrical fault in the air from one phase to another phase, or from one phase to the ground. The elements released during an arc flash event are: intense light, sound, pressure, and extremely high temperatures. Arc flash hazards exist in many professional environments, but those who work in or around energized electrical equipment ar … read more
How to Easily Prevent Catastrophic Dust Explosions
May 11th 2017

How to Easily Prevent Catastrophic Dust Explosions

Effective September 2015, the NFPA 652 Standard outlines the requirements for controlling combustible dust hazards. The Standard specifies guidelines on dust combustibility and emphasizes the importance of fire protection and explosion prevention. It states that within three years, starting from October 2015, a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) must be performed by all enterprises that generate combus … read more
Klein Tools Designs a Headlamp with all the Must-Haves for the Jobsite
Jan 5th 2017

Klein Tools Designs a Headlamp with all the Must-Haves for the Jobsite

By Courtney Bloom, Product Marketing Specialist, Heavy Infrastructure Business Unit, Klein Tools KleinĀ® Tools, for professionals since 1857, launched its new Illumination line, including a headlamp designed specifically for electricians. "Most headlamps used on jobsites now are designed for activities like camping and hunting," said Laura Ranieri, senior product manager. "They often … read more
Top Four Electrical Safety Tools from Stewart R. Browne
Nov 28th 2016

Top Four Electrical Safety Tools from Stewart R. Browne

You should always use caution when working near electricity. Most electrical accidents are caused by the following factors: unsafe equipment, a hazardous work environment, and poor work practices. Other types of incidents include injuries by electrocution, electric shock and burns. Ensuring electrical safety is especially challenging for manufacturing companies, large electrical contractors, ho … read more
Is There a Safe Way to Hang Christmas Lights From the Roof?
Dec 12th 2012

Is There a Safe Way to Hang Christmas Lights From the Roof?

Lots of homeowners will be pulling the ladders out to get their lights up this year. But we'd like to focus our attention on the roof guys. If you are planning on getting onto your roof to install Christmas lights, here are a few things you should keep in mind. First, don't be cavalier about this job. It can change your holiday plans in a hurry. One misstep can land you in the emergency r … read more