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Finding A Qualified Electrician... Why's It So Hard Until Now.According to a study done by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2,287 U.S. workers died and 32,807 sustained lost-time injuries from electrical shock or burn injuries between 1992 and 1999. Of these 32,807 non-fatal injuries involving lost time, 38 percent were classified as electrical burns. Each injury caused an average of 13 days away from work, and nearly one fatality occurred every day of the year. While this study is several years old, it's still relevant today because we continue to face the same issues with electrical shock and burn injuries. Here are two regulatory updates issued in response to this problem, with guidance on providing a safe workplace: OSHA Electrical Standard Update, Subpart S of 29 CFR Part 1910 OSHA, in the proposed rule, explains the reason for the update. OSHA undertook the project to revise 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart S, for two major reasons. First, OSHA wanted the standard to reflect the most current practice and technology in the industry. Second, in implementing the rule, OSHA responded to requests from stakeholders to revise Subpart S so it reflects more recent editions of NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code, and NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. According to OSHA's press release of Feb 13, 2007, "The changes to OSHA's general-industry electrical-installation standard focus on safety in designing and installing electrical equipment in the workplace. Included in the new standard are a new alternative method for classifying and installing equipment in Class I hazardous locations and new requirements for ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). The 2000 edition of the NFPA 70E was used as a foundation for the revised standard. The final rule also replaces the reference to the 1971 National Electrical Code in the mandatory appendix to the powered-platform standard with a reference to OSHA's new electrical-installation standard." The final rule becomes effective Aug. 13, 2007. To read OSHA's "Safety and Health Topics" for electrical, visit http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/electrical/ index.html. Navy Electrical Update Navy photo by MC3 Marvin E. Thompson, Jr. The Navy is ahead of OSHA in updating electrical-safety standards. The Navy updated the Tri-Services Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-560-01, with Change 1, "Electrical Safety, Operations and Maintenance (O&M)," to meet the requirements of NFPA 70E 2004. This UFC supersedes UFC-3-560-10N (previously MIL-HDBK-1025/10), Safety of Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems, referenced in OpNavInst 5100.23G. It incorporates tri-service requirements into one unified document and provides electrical-safety requirements for all shore electrical-work activities (low and high voltage) and addresses implementing NFPA 70E 2004 arc-flash criteria for electrical safety. An updated version of OpNav P-45-117-6-98, Electrical Worker Field Safety Guide, incorporating the requirements of this UFC, is being developed and should be available in the near future. Remember, regulations always are the minimum requirements to ensure worker safety. OSHA's 29 CFR 1910, Subpart S, and the Tri-Service UFC provide guidance to help ensure your command's electrical workers have a safe workplace. You always can take more steps to further protect yourself and your fellow workers. More information can be found at these websites: * http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/DOD/UFC/ufc_3_560_ 01.pdf * http://safetycenter.navy.mil/osh/downloads/ufc_ 3_560_01.pdf [DoD - Unified Facilities Criteria - Electrical Safety and O&M]. By Steve Geiger, CSP Naval Safety Center SAFE-NAVOSH@navy.mil
Why Choose us as your Reading Electricians?
We offer a full array of residential and commercial electrical services and can handle many common problems such as:
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Outlets Not Working
Outlet Smoking or Sparking
Switches not Working
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Sump Pump not Pumping
Some Lights are Out but no Breaker is Tripped
Burning Smell Coming from Your Breaker Panel
and many more home and commercial electric services!
Why You Need a Licensed ElectricianFrom power plant to your home; the journey of energy It was Thomas Alva Edison who completely revolutionized the way people perceive and use energy. But it was quite long ago; that was a time when energy was produced where and when it was required. But with a power station, one has the freedom to choose the place of production and place of consumption. However, the connecting link or go-between has to be electricity. Thus, one can generate electricity in Rajasthan and that electricity can be used in places like Bihar. A power station, also commonly known as powerhouse, power plant, or an industrial facility for generating electric power is known to contain generators or rotating machines which can easily and effortlessly convert mechanical power to electrical power. Important facts about power stations Before one delve into the various types of power stations, or know about different electrical power projects, you must known that at the centre of a power station is the AC generator or the alternator which is nothing but a rotating machine. This rotating machine creates relative motion between the magnetic field and the conductors. The source of energy is harnessed to turn the generator shafts can vary and is mainly dependent on the kind of fuel that is used. Different kinds of power stations In all the electrical power projects, when there is a question of bulk power generation, only hydro, nuclear and thermal power is used. A thermal power station or a coal-fired thermal power plant is probably one of the most convenient methods of generating electric power with much greater efficiency. Coal is used as the primary fuel to boil the water to create superheated steam to run the turbine. The main functionality of nuclear power plants is almost similar to thermal power stations. However, in case of a nuclear plant, radioactive elements such as thorium and uranium are used as the primary fuel. For nuclear power generation, the radioactive fuels go through a process known as fission reaction within the reactors. In case of a hydro-electric plant, it is the energy of the falling water which is harnessed to run the turbine, which in turn helps to run the generator to produce electricity. Developers who are involved in electric power projects Apart from the public sector companies, there are quite a few private sector companies which are involved in electrical power projects. Their main aim is to provide sufficient, budget-friendly and superior-quality power to the masses. The techniques are extremely cutting-edge and the technology boasts of innovation. But at the same time, they are searching for sustainable solutions, which mean that they do not mean any harm to the environment because of their projects. In most cases, leading developers have high voltage transmission lines and various substations which increase the transformation capacities; the transformation from mechanical to electrical energy is now a matter of few hours. There are taking help of foreign technologies and the most advanced science to create a sustainable situation, where transformation and transmission of energy will no longer be a hard task. Companies, for instance understands that a country like India has an extremely patchy distribution of natural resources; hence the need of transmission corridors is on the rise. The transmission corridors developed by many power companies connect the major regions of power generation with load centres. And then the power is taken to utilities which will transmit the energy to factories, schools and other places. The future of power generation Apart from advanced technology, one can find the latest innovations like the use of heavy lift helicopter and aircranes to set up power transmission lines in remote areas. The use of LIDAR or Light Detection and Ranging technique is being used to measure the laser distances as well. It is not just the land that is being used for the transmission of energy; the lines are also being run through rivers and streams. The future of power knows no limitations at all!
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