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What is ISO 9001 & why is it important?

If you are like many people, you have probably seen business cards, products, web banners, and advertisements with the ISO 9001 logo on them but haven’t given it much thought. But for those who manufacture products that acronym represents a promise made to customers and a goal that must be…

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Reviewing Classified Hazardous Locations for Refinery Turnarounds | Hazardous Location Lighting

Planning of temporary power distribution and job site lighting, and the implementation thereof, are key components of refinery turnaround maintenance operations. Below we will introduce the hazards of refinery turnarounds and provide a brief overview of hazardous location classifications which are…

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How can electrical safety products consumers benefit from UL Standards?

What is UL? Underwriters Laboratories, Inc is both a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), and a Standards Development Organization (SDO). That means UL writes national safety standards in cooperation with various industry and technical stakeholders. And it means that they also test and…

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How to Use pendant stations at Your Facility

Pendant Stations or Pendant Controls are a series of simple switches that control much larger electrical loads through various means. These loads are typically cranes or hoists, but can also be anything from conveyor belt systems to specialized production line equipment. 

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How Ericson’s Industrial Wiring Device Innovations Revolutionized Electrical Safety

As Ericson Manufacturing celebrates its 100 year anniversary, we will occasionally share a bit of our history throughout the year.  Sixty cents. That's what it would have cost in 1918 to purchase one of the first insulating Rubber Handles for one of your Extension Lights, or Drop Lights as they…

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What is NEMA, and What are its Enclosure Designations?

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) was founded in 1926, and is headquartered in Rosslyn, VA. NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers and has almost 350 members. Its members manufacture a range of products, including power transmission…

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How Can You Prevent A Food Recall And Save Money

The average food recall in the U.S. averages $10 million dollars in direct costs. In addition, both brand and sales are impacted tremendously. What steps can you take to prevent a food recall? How can you become the champion at your facility? Learn about the innovative Perma-Kleen anti-microbial…

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The Real Differences Between Automatic and Manual GFCIs

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters are complex devices that protect people and equipment every day in difficult work environments. Whether it is due to water or damaged equipment, ground faults can occur easily and quickly. If these are not fixed right away, they can result in severe injury or…

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5 Ways to Keep your Employees Safe

Last year, OSHA issued over 35,000 citations for workplace safety hazards. That’s over 95 citations a day! But, for some reason, few people believe it could ever happen at their workplace. As a leader, you are not only responsible for your own safety, but also the safety of those you lead. To help…

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Don’t Make These Mistakes! OSHAs Top Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an agency of The United States Department of Labor. The OSH Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. Although OSHA tries its hardest to protect…

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Top 3 Things You Need to Know When Specifying your Cable Reel

Every electrical worker knows that cord reels are an essential tool to safely and conveniently store, pay out, and automatically rewind electrical cable. From mines, areas where airborne flammables can exist, static discharge grounding reels used for fuel handling, to simple light duty reels,…

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7 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing Temporary Electrical Safety Products for Your Job Site

Permanent or temporary, every electrical installation should follow all applicable codes, standards and regulations.

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