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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).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 Ridgewood Electricians?
We offer a full array of residential and commercial electrical services and can handle many common problems such as:
Outlets Not Working
Outlet Smoking or Sparking
Switches not Working
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!
Lighting Choices - How To Save Money In The Long Run?Having the lighting system within your home changed to high efficiency lighting will ensure that, your not left in the dark, as manufacturers stop producing incandescent bulb replacements. With the many advances that have been made within the lighting industry, homeowners across the nation have multiple available choices. Choosing the one that's right for you and your family, is as simple as determining your personal lighting needs. Compact fluorescent Lighting Having compact fluorescent lighting throughout the home has a multitude of benefits including, energy efficiency, waste reduction and budget friendly advantages. Compact fluorescent lightly allows homeowners to light their home, without using an excess in energy. In fact, on average they'll be using 75% less energy than they would with incandescent bulbs. Due to the known longer lifespan of compact fluorescent bulbs, the need for replacement is less, thereby reducing waste. This adds a great environmental advantage, it ensures that less waste is filling up landfills. Additionally, through a reduction in the need to replace bulbs, less money is spent on buying bulbs, thereby creating a monetary benefit to monthly and yearly budgets. fluorescent Lighting Typical fluorescent lighting is hard wired through the ceiling and requires an electronic ballast. This type of lighting allows homeowners to light up entire rooms with the use of a single lighting fixture. It provides energy efficiency, thereby reducing environmental waste and annual energy cost. Having fluorescent lighting installed, is as simple as having a specialist from your local Milton Electric Company come out to your home and discuss your individual install options. LED Lighting high-efficiency-lightning-2An often preferred lighting solution is to have LED lighting systems installed. They allow customization on a per room bases. Ranging from 3mm to 8mm, each room can be fitted with the exact amount of lighting needed. Though they are small in size, their output is superior to other lighting options. Having an LED lighting system installed is a relatively fast experience. Typical installations can be done within the same day, thereby providing you with the lighting you want, without the headache of a drawn out remodeling project. Having an electrical technician evaluate your home and your lighting needs, will ensure that the LED system that's perfect for your home can be efficiently installed. Available Lighting Options There are several options available when choosing between compact fluorescent, fluorescent and LED lighting. On the simplistic side, choices in bulbs can be changed to compact fluorescent light bulbs. However, for more advanced options, such as ballast fluorescent lighting and LED lighting, a professional should be contacted to ensure proper installation. This can be a simple as a single ballast install or as intricate as having track lighting installed or LED strip lighting placed along the ceiling or walls. Regardless of the lighting system chosen, compact fluorescent, fluorescent and LED light systems are highly more efficient than yesterdays incandescent bulbs.
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