A hazardous ground fault occurs when an unintended electrical path between an electrical current source and a grounded surface forms. If a person touches a part that is energized, electrical shock can result. GFCIs or ground fault circuit interrupters, significantly decrease the chances of shock by instantly shutting down an electrical circuit when it represents a shock hazard. The information below summarizes the updated GFCI requirements of the NEC (National Electrical Code) 2017 edition. For safety and the best results, rely on an experienced and licensed electrician.
When you compare them to industrial environments, typical offices are thought to be low-risk areas as far as electrical dangers. Although this has some credence, electrical hazards still remain. That’s why safety measures must still be carried out by the staff, and regular electrical inspections must be performed by licensed electricians.
As discussed in Part 1, the increasing number of appliances and devices often overload the electrical systems of older houses, condominiums, and apartment buildings. This can lead to several problems that could have been prevented by updating their electrical panel and wiring. Part 2 will cover Update Symptoms, Upgrade Benefits, and Electrical Fires.
As discussed in Part 1, the new edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70), places more emphasis on new technologies and worker safety.
The National Electrical Code (NEC) undergoes revision and expansion every three years. The NFPA received more than four thousand public suggestions, resulting in 1,235 first revisions.
Electrical problems hurt the bottom line of every business. Each interruption in workflow will slow a company’s revenue stream. It is critical for an organization to select a reputable commercial electrical service that is experienced in meeting the needs of businesses. In addition, their work should be known for high quality, which ensures reliability, durability, and continuity.
As discussed in Part 1, it is critical for employers to diligently address dangers present in the workplace. A sound safety policy will help protect employees from accidents involving electricity. Consult with a licensed electrician for planning and implementation. The following lists the last five of the Top 10 Electrical Hazards.
Choosing an electrical contractor will be one of the most important decisions you ever make when planning and building a custom home. The best and most experienced electricians will help the construction go as smoothly as possible. The following is a guide for finding the right licensed electrician for a residential project.
One requirement for your electrical contractor has to be construction experience. Their skills acquired from working with builders over the years will go a long ways in keeping the building of your custom home trouble-free.
On April 16, 2016, 15-year-old Carmen Johnson died from electrical shock drowning (ESD) as she swam in Smith Lake, Alabama. Weathered dock wiring conducted electric current into the water. Since the tragedy, Carmen’s parents, Carmen and Casey Johnson, have raised public awareness regarding ESD. Below are ESD prevention tips for those who use marinas or own a private dock.
Never allow swimming within 100 yards of a marina or dock that is using electrical power. Learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) because ESD victims can be saved with the procedure.