Electrical Safety Articles

  • SHEilds Christmas Gifts #1 – Electrical Safety

    Free Safety Tips for the Season It’s that time of year again! Time to start getting serious about Christmas shopping, dig out the annual decorations and of course switch on our seasonal lights. There’s an undeniably positive boost created by lights covering the inside and outside of the household; whether it’s to brighten up dark winter days, amaze your children ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Working and Safety with Overhead Powerlines

    Safety considerations for OHPL It’s safe to assume almost everyone is aware of the considerable dangers presented by powerlines, but how well do you understand the attached risks? Would you know what to do in an emergency situation involving downed powerlines or while working close by? Regulation 14 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that work may be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – Eliminating Injuries from Electricity

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How to Plan & Execute an EHS Awareness Day

    A common theme among successful EHS programs is awareness and understanding among employees. Employees need to know what EHS is, why it’s important, and how they can contribute to a healthier and safer work environment. But oftentimes this isn’t the case. According to our research, 72% of employees are ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • What is Intrinsic safety and ATEX?

    What is intrinsic safety? Intrinsic safety (IS) is a low energy signalling technique that ensures the safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas by limiting the energy – both electrical and thermal – available for ignition. ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Case study - Safety, Protection against corrosion and cabinet pressurisation in refineries

    The environment in a refinery is highly corrosive. This makes it necessary to deploy control systems not only to protect staff but also to protect the equipment controlling the processes, in order to ensure their reliability. Bioconservacion has equipment that is specially designed for the safety of staff, and for protecting against corrosion in control rooms and cabinet pressurisation equipment. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Case study - Better maintenance starts with better documentation

    OXIDIZER SERVICE SERIES: PART 1 Your oxidizer system is both a significant investment in - and a long term commitment to - environmental compliance. Part of properly servicing your oxidizer system is maintaining the design documentation associated with that system. In the oxidizer design world, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards are often viewed as good practice. However, not ...

  • Safety Tips: Holiday Lighting

    The holiday season is upon us and nothing is more festive than outdoor holiday decorations. While the final look is certainly important, it is extremely necessary to guarantee that you don’t get hurt in the process of installing your decorations. The best outdoor decorations are gorgeous as well as safe. As a homeowner, safety should be the first priority when preparing your holiday ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Intelex Blog: Electric Utilities & Safety Culture in an Aging Workforce

    Electrical power-line installers and repairers regularly appear on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of the top ten most dangerous jobs. According to the Fallen Linemen Organizationan average of 45 linemen a year lose their lives on the job in the U.S. alone. This is despite a workforce that is predominantly made up of seasoned professionals. But ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The Safety Overshoe Has Come of Age

    When the safetytoe was first conceived – a steel toecap inserted into a rubber galosh – some in the safety world considered it unworthy. However, although referred to as an “ugly duckling, it had a practical purpose. It was its practicality that allowed it to survive, even in the face of some fierce institutional opposition. The safetytoe was a very cost-effective alternative to ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • Nestlé - Improving product performance along the value chain

    May 6, 2013 By Claus Conzelmann GLOBE-Net, May 6, 2013 - The food production chain uses a large share of the world's limited resources, which is why as the world's ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy Efficient Products: the case of Latin America

    Companies manufacturing and selling appliances, equipment and lighting in Latin America (LA) face a growing demand from governments and consumers: reducing energy consumption. In a region of about 20 countries, where Spanish is the dominant language and regulatory systems are based on similar legal models, this demand wouldn’t seem to be a significant regulatory problem to energy-using ...

  • EEE country profiles: Understanding how electric and electronic products are regulated in specifc countries

    Product regulations affecting EEE products are proliferating all over the world.  Enhesa’s EEE Country Profiles provide a concise, comprehensive and analytical description of regulations related to EEE throughout the lifecycle of a product from product design to marketing to end  of life. The following  re examples from the recently updated EU EEE Country Profile and ...

  • Environmental issues and management strategies for waste electronic and electrical equipment

    One of the great technological advancements of the 20th century has been the worldwide development of information access and communications through electronic technology. With the introduction of new technologies inevitably comes the issue of the management of discarded hardware. The growth of waste and recyclable material from the electronics and electricity age has been remarkable. The ...

  • Improved thermal management of structures – a simplified mathematical approach

    This paper considers the management of buildings for fire safety. It is found that fire and the associated effects on buildings is significantly different to other forms of loading such as gravity live loads, wind and earthquakes and their respective effects on the building structure. Fire events are derived from the human activities within buildings or from the malfunction of mechanical and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • OSHA Reveals Top Violations for 2010

    On October 5, OSHA revealed the top 10 most cited violations in fiscal year 2010 during a special session at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in San Diego, highlighting the agency’s enforcement efforts for fall protection, hazard communication, electrical safety and more. Thomas Galassi, director of OSHA’s directorate of enforcement programs, shared the top 10 ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Automaking and the new century: Social response product development as corporate strategy

    An in-depth case study on how Toyota and Honda utilized a social response product development strategy to liberate a new family of hybrid technologies. SOCIAL RESPONSE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT The automaker that wins the race to build and sell the superior car will shape consumer preferences, thereby boosting sales and profits. The winning firm will fashion a corporate strategy that drives auto ...


    By AHC Group

  • Gas-to-energy plant; production of electricity with landfill gas

    Type      Degassing installation HOFGAS®- Ready 600 Commissioning      January 2002 Site      Landfill of Bovenfeld (NL) Situation The 9ha large landfill site Bovenfeld is located 150km northeast of Amsterdam. The resulting landfill gas has to be cleaned, in accordance with the local legislation. A degassing ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Gas-to-Energy plant; production of electricity with landfill gas

    Type     Degassing installation HOFGAS®-C7/1000 + HOFGAS®-Ready 600 Commissioning      May 2002 Site     Landfill of Iles Les Meldeuses Situation The landfill is being degassed by a plant we supplied in 1998. For the planned extension phase Hofstetter France Sarl was committed to work out a concept for the enhancement ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Sustainability in the workplace

    Being a Sustainability Practitioner you can imagine it’s a case of ‘practise what you preach’ and so we have taken the steps to leave the city environment and swap luxuries for necessities. This involves renovating an old house and attempting to reuse and recycle site material, whilst researching and using more sustainable construction material alternatives.My strategy is to work at home using ...

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