All, UL Code

Safe & Compliant Jobsite Lighting

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Shedding a Light on Safe and Compliant Jobsite Lighting Proper light levels on construction sites are critical to worker productivity and jobsite safety. Safe light levels are outlined in OSHA Standard 1926.56 where ...

All, UL Code

May 5, 2021 - UL 943 Code

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May 5, 2021 marks the day that the UL 943 code affecting self-testing GFCI protection for portable power equipment takes effect. This UL Standard affects GFCI’s used in portable power applications.

All, UL Code

UL 1640 Requirements for PDUs

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Last week, we discussed the updated guidelines for UL 943 and the May 2021 deadline for compliance. This week, we’re discussing another important safety standard: UL 1640.

Cables and Cord Sets, SmartMonitor

Improving GFCI Safety Through UL 943

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Since its first requirement 50 years ago, the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) has undergone numerous design improvements to increase personnel protection. These changes were catalyzed by input from organizations ...

Nuclear, All

Decommissioning and Decontamination

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Equipment utilized in nuclear generation environments often weathers conditions that are more complex than a typical construction site. Most temporary power equipment is constructed to withstand normal weathering ...

All, Healthcare

Utilizing Antimicrobial Cables to Improve Lab ...

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In all types of labs, environmental requirements are strict and consistent. Something as  minute as the room temperature being a few degrees warmer or traces of airborne particulate can compromise the integrity and ...

All, Safety

Understanding the IP69K Rating

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The Ingress Protection system is an internationally accepted measurement of how much a device prevents the entry of dust and high temperature, high pressure water into its interior. The rating starts with two letters ...

All, Safety

Ericson Products earn IP69K Rating

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Ericson is happy to announce that our Perma-Tite watertight wiring devices have earned the IP69K ingress protection rating! This also includes our watertight models of SmartMonitor visual diagnostic as well as ...

Food & Beverage Solutions, All

Using Antimicrobial Wiring Devices & Cabling ...

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Antimicrobial cables are designed to inhibit the growth of bacteria, molds, mildew, and fungi. As such, they provide a long-term hygiene benefit for food and beverage facilities, where microorganisms can rapidly sicken ...

All, Healthcare

Illuminating Triage Tents and Alternate Care Sites

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As we navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one of the frequent challenges among healthcare workers and facilities is capacity. In order to treat the influx of potential COVID patients as effectively as ...

News

Critical Manufacturing in Uncertain Times

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  With all of the uncertainty in the world revolving around the COVID-19 pandemic and many states issuing "stay-at-home" decrees (including our home state of Ohio), we've been getting a lot of questions about Ericson's ...

Workplace Safety, All

What is explosion proof lighting?

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Explosion proof lighting is a special type of product designed to withstand the toughest environments, specifically hazardous locations.

All, Safety

5 Ways to Protect Workers During Turnarounds ...

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When creating a project plan for plant shutdowns, there is one aspect you can't compromise on: employee safety. Although each facility is different, there are several common denominators when it comes to safety concerns.

Food & Beverage Solutions

The Highlights of HARPC

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The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) introduced a plethora of new regulations, all designed to decrease incidents of foodborne illness. One of the main components of FSMA is the implementation of Hazard Analysis and ...

Product News, TuffTraxx

TuffTraxx Gets A New Look - Yours!

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For years, TuffTraxx, our cable and hose management system, has been manufactured in Ericson’s trademark blue and yellow. However, customers now have the option to personalize their TuffTraxx to better match their ...

Workplace Safety, SmartMonitor, All

SmartMonitor Devices

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Giving the Green Light to SmartMonitor Devices We've made an important upgrade to our popular SmartMonitor Series visual diagnostic plugs and connectors.

Power Generation, All

Essential Considerations for Nuclear Refueling ...

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The goal of nuclear maintenance is to ensure that operators have all the processes needed for safe and reliable power production and can keep these systems available and functioning reliably. Nuclear power plant outage ...

Temporary Power Solutions, Power Distribution, All

Temporary power: Buy vs. build - safety and ...

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"Should we buy a portable power solution or build our own?" It’s a question that’s been around almost as long as the need for temporary power distribution. 

Workplace Safety, SmartMonitor

OSHA compliance and your assured equipment ...

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Does your company have an assured equipment grounding conductor program (AEGCP)? Do you dread the lost worker time by regular inspection and documentation requirements, or maybe haven’t kept up with record keeping? ...

Temporary Power Solutions, Power Generation, Nuclear

3 Steps to Save Time on Your Next Nuclear Plant ...

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Need to keep your nuclear power plant outage on track? With the average outage falling from 80 days in 1997, to 34 in 2017, keeping a tight schedule means thorough planning beforehand- sometimes months or years in ...

Temporary Power Solutions, Construction

Frustrated with spider boxes that always break ...

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How many times has it happened to you? You send a power distribution unit out on a job and it comes back broken. Or, you install a unit, it fails on site, and your work crews are out of power. 

Workplace Safety, Aerospace

Infographic: 2019 Aircraft Manufacturing and ...

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As of 2018, the global aircraft manufacturing industry was worth $840 billion dollars, growing 4% over the previous five years, while the global aircraft MRO market is estimated to reach $96 billion dollars by 2025. ...

Product Quality

3 Reasons You Should Work With ISO 9001 Certified ...

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Finding a new supplier can be a pain.

Workplace Safety, Aerospace

The Best Pocket Guide to Aircraft Regulations ...

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The aerospace industry is subject to a multitude of guidelines, regulations, and best practices directing the manufacturing, certification, operation and maintenance of aircraft. For manufacturers and MROs, it can be ...

Workplace Safety, Aerospace

4 Key Challenges in Aircraft Manufacturing and ...

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From leadership to inspection to production, successfully manufacturing and maintaining aircraft to meet deadlines or up-time requirements while ensuring overall safety can be challenging. There are several challenges ...

Workplace Safety, Temporary Lighting Solutions, Confined Space Entry

What Is Confined Space Entry? Learn More with ...

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When you hear someone talking about working in a "confined space," that doesn't just mean that they are working in tight quarters. "Confined space entry" is actually a tightly (pun intended) defined term that comes with ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions, Aerospace, All

The 5 Most Impactful 2019 Aerospace Trends From ...

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2018 was a busy and profitable year for aerospace manufacturers and suppliers. What lies ahead for the commercial aerospace and defense (A&D) industries in 2019? From major OEMs to small but innovative companies, ...

Workplace Safety, Construction

7 Construction Trends of 2019

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2018 was filled with innovations for construction companies, engineers, and homeowners alike. As we look to the rest of 2019, what trends are already beginning to impact the construction industry? Here are seven of the ...

Workplace Safety, Temporary Lighting Solutions, Temporary Power Solutions, LED Lighting

Case Study: How Ericson's Unique String Lights ...

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How do you get light in a dark tunnel? That was the problem a customer faced on a recent generator stator rewind project for a large turbine.

Choosing the Right Maintenance Equipment for Coal ...

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While natural gas has been in the news for eroding market share from coal fired power generation plants, coal plants still provide almost 1/3 of all electricity in the U.S. And these plants have complex handling systems ...

LED Lighting, PetroChem

4 Ways to Improve Lighting for Fired Heater & ...

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Do you have an upcoming maintenance project for boilers or fired heaters? Do you need to find simple, rugged lighting solutions that are highly portable, and provide excellent project lighting in these usually dark ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

LED Lighting Solutions For Aircraft Construction

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LED lighting is suitable for almost every situation, including aircraft construction and maintenance. Aircraft construction entails work that must be performed in a lot of dark and tight spaces where typical lighting ...

100 Years Strong

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We trace the origins of Ericson Manufacturing back to one event - the successfully granted patent for the first rubber safety hand lamp to our founder Edward Oscar Ericson. The date listed on that patent is December 3, ...

Food & Beverage Solutions

Being Proactive in a Post-FSMA World

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The US has one of the safest food supplies in the world, yet we almost always hear reports about a new crop of foodborne illnesses. These reports make national news and are eminently shareable on social media - not the ...

Workplace Safety, All

What do NEMA Enclosure Designations Mean? Ericson ...

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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 ...

Workplace Safety, Temporary Power Solutions

Temporary power: Buy vs. build - ease of use

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"Should we buy a portable power solution or build our own?"

Workplace Safety, Temporary Power Solutions

Temporary power: Buy vs. build - saving time ...

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"Should we buy a portable power solution or build our own?"

Temporary Lighting Solutions, LED Lighting

3 Steps to Choosing the Right LED Solution from ...

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Converting from incandescent to an LED lighting solution? It doesn't need to be stressful. Follow these simple steps to choose the right LED light without sacrificing brightness.

Temporary Lighting Solutions

100 Years of Lighting the Job Site | Ericson ...

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Ericson Manufacturing Company was born in 1918 when our founder, Edward Oscar Ericson, received a patent for the first rubber hand lamp. This revolutionary invention made the job site safer for the workforce and set ...

Workplace Safety, Product Quality

Time for a Change: Our New Logo

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“Safety is our Standard”

Cables and Cord Sets

Infographic: What to consider when choosing the ...

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What do you absolutely need in a cable jacket? That depends on what application you are using your equipment in. Here are a few characteristics to consider when choosing the right cable jacket for your equipment.

Workplace Safety, Project Management

How RFID Technology Saves Time and Money on a Job ...

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 Job site thieves operate on the low-hanging fruit principle. They are most likely to steal the items that are quick and easy to walk off with. If your organization leaves the job site vulnerable to theft, you are ...

Workplace Safety

Equipment theft on the job site: how do you ...

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Equipment theft is something that is on a lot of people's minds, especially if you are a contractor working on an unsecured job site. Even with the dropping costs of monitoring equipment like security cameras and ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Temporary and Portable LED Lighting for the ...

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Safety in the field of aeronautics is of primary concern due to the exacting and precise nature of the work performed in such instances, especially aircraft construction and maintenance. Ericson offers a full complement ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

3 reasons why the aerospace industry should make ...

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When working in the aerospace industry, building or retrofitting aircraft, lighting and power challenges are a common problem that you will come up against. There are many safety standards that will have to be adhered ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Cost-Effective Lighting that Meets the Challenges ...

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Today's corporate economy can be hyper-focused on the bottom line which can add stress to safety and quality standards. The use of temporary and portable LED lighting can help to lessen some of these stress impacts. ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Aircraft Building LED Lighting Solutions

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Ericson products have been used in the aerospace industry for years now and are trusted by a wide range of companies to provide lighting solutions whilst inspection, construction and maintenance tasks are carried out. ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Hangers aren’t just hangers...and lights aren’t ...

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The aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) component to any aviation business can no longer be thought of as just a covered work space. In an industry that’s highly competitive, it’s now critical to view your ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

How LED Lighting has helped the aerospace industry

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The benefits of LED lighting in the aerospace industry may seem obvious, but the benefits of such technology go well beyond the benefits of just protecting the staff and making work more productive. By understanding the ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Aircraft MRO Business: Are you ready to handle ...

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We are out of the recession, but is your MRO business taking advantage of the growth out there? The aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market is forecasted to grow at a rate of over 6% a year for the next ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

LED Lighting Will Keep Your Job Site Safer and ...

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Aircraft construction crews could be called upon to work in virtually any environment, many of which are tight spaces that are hard to maneuver in, and they are usually working against hard deadlines. Long hours are a ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Why You Need Ericson LED Linear String Lights

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Ericson LED lighting fixture is the perfect choice for temporary lighting on new and existing construction sites. Whether you are a general contractor or an electrical contractor looking for a performance-based, energy ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

3 Advantages of LED Temporary Lighting for ...

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These days technology is changing almost faster than you can blink and the world of lighting is no different. More and more, people are turning to LED lighting solutions, but what are the benefits and how do they apply ...

Workplace Safety

What are Hazardous Location Requirements & ...

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Equipment used in areas where explosive concentrations of dusts or gases can be a major safety hazard. Hazardous locations like these can occur in industries like Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Sewage Treatment, ...

Workplace Safety

Don't Skimp on Safety: Why Saving on Cable ...

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It's no secret that cutting costs is a goal for so many people on a job site. Not only do you want the job done well, you want it done at as low a price point as possible. So you search for the equipment with the specs ...

Cables and Cord Sets

SJO..What? The meanings Behind The Letters on ...

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Are you in the market for electrical cord sets or products with cords integrated into them? Have you ever noticed the number of acronyms being thrown around in the product descriptions?

Insider, Workplace Safety, Product Quality

Our 2018 New Year's Resolution

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Every January, people all over create a resolution or two in the hopes of bettering themselves in the coming year - lose some weight, be nicer, listen better...the list goes on and on. Ericson is no different as we ...

Workplace Safety, Temporary Lighting Solutions, Confined Space Entry

Defining Confined Spaces & Entry Requirements

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A confined space is typically large enough and constructed that a person can enter and perform assigned work; with limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous or normal occupancy. In ...

Workplace Safety, Product Quality, Cables and Cord Sets

Which Cable Jacket Material is Right for your ...

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When purchasing a piece of equipment that has cabling - like worksite lighting or cordsets - you have many options at your disposal for customization. Cord length and circuit type are common attributes that are often ...

Project Management

How to Go from Good Project Manager to Great ...

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"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall." -Stephen R. Covey

Product Quality

Top 4 Reasons to Buy American-Made Products

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When you pick up a product with a "Made in the USA" logo emblazoned on it, you should feel a sense of pride. Buying American-made products, like Ericson's rugged line of temporary power and lighting solutions, allows ...

Workplace Safety, Product Quality

What is ISO 9001 & why is it important?

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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 ...

Workplace Safety

Reviewing Classified Hazardous Locations for ...

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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 ...

Workplace Safety

How can electrical safety products consumers ...

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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 ...

Workplace Safety

How to Use pendant stations at Your Facility

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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 ...

Food & Beverage Solutions

How to minimize food safety recalls with one ...

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Few industries have the complex and demanding sanitation requirements of the Food and Beverage industry. High-pressure sprays, varying water temperature, and cleaners will eventually wear down your electrical cables and ...

Workplace Safety

How Ericson’s Industrial Wiring Device ...

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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 ...

Workplace Safety

What is NEMA, and What are its Enclosure ...

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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 ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Part 3- Everything you Need to Know About Lumens

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Last month, we were shocked when we saw that the light was being directed to the floor. Today, we will finally find out why. The LED chips producing the light in the lamp radiate from a single side of a flat surface. ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions, Temporary Power Solutions

3 Reasons Why the Oil and Gas Industry Should ...

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Hazardous locations, like those found in oil and gas refineries, are known for having strict standards when it comes to equipment.

Project Management

6 Tips for Training your Manufacturing Employees

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Employee training is a great way to get your team engaged.  It’s a win-win situation. You get a more productive team, and your team gains knowledge that they may not have gotten elsewhere.  In addition, the more ...

Workplace Safety, Food & Beverage Solutions

How Can You Prevent A Food Recall And Save Money

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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 ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Part 2 - Everything You Need To Know About Lumens

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Last month, we learned a little bit about lumens. Today, we will be discussing the radiation of lighting. To better demonstrate that, we will need to borrow a balloon. 

Workplace Safety

The Real Differences Between Automatic and Manual ...

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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 ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Part 1- Everything you Need to Know About Lumens

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It’s time for a party! A time for cake, candles and balloons. Our golden retriever, Dandelion, is turning three. While goldens are not known for being too particular, they do enjoy a good party. A warm, bright, pleasing ...

Workplace Safety

5 Ways to Keep your Employees Safe

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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 ...

Workplace Safety

Don’t Make These Mistakes! OSHAs Top Violations

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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 ...

Project Management

The Customer is NOT Always Right- How to Address ...

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“The customer is always right” - We often hear it said, yet is this always the case? This phrase originated in 1909 by Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge’s department store in London. But could it be that ...

Temporary Power Solutions

Temporary Electrical Power- Keeping it Safe and ...

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There are many occasions when temporary power connection is required, and there will be a temptation to make do with something on hand. Often, this solution will be considered out of expediency due to cost constraints, ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Product Spotlight: 2000FS

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Illumination requirements continue to change frequently in markets such as construction and evolved LED technologies meet these requirements.  Significant energy savings and a lower environmental footprint are just a ...

Workplace Safety

Top 3 Things You Need to Know When Specifying ...

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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 ...

Project Management

5 Awesome Tips for Leading Millennials

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When I was asked to write about millennials, the first word that popped in my head was entitlement. I have often found myself griping that this generation seems to expect things to just be handed to them, without ...

Workplace Safety

7 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing ...

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

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Understanding Foot Candles vs. Lumens for ...

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Typically, we are conditioned to pick out bulbs for lighting based on wattage, however that is not the best way to choose lighting when utilizing LED’s for temporary job site lighting. It is important to understand ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

LED Technology VS Metal Halide: How You Can Save ...

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LED Technology has come a long way and is quickly becoming a commodity item, known as LED temporary lighting.

Workplace Safety

6 Ways a Manufacturer of Electrical Safety ...

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1. Eliminating Electrical Shock By utilizing industrial grade ground fault interrupters (GFCI’s),

Temporary Lighting Solutions

Top 5 Considerations When Designing Your ...

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Lighting installation and layout design vary widely within commercial and industrial applications. From string-lighting, wide area lights, wet location rated fixtures, high bay, heavy duty work lights or drop lights to ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

6 Myths About Heavy Duty Work Lights

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As an engineering manager, I commonly have questions regarding heavy duty work lights from cost to quality. With my experience, I understand that temporary lighting specifically heavy duty lighting is built to the most ...

Workplace Safety

Electrical Manufacturers Provide Assistance ...

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Are you prepared? After a national disaster, life becomes a chaotic place for anyone involved from citizens, city and state officials to those of us in the electrical distribution business.

Project Management

How to Plan For Your High Rise Construction for ...

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The complexity of a High Rise Construction project requires a large amount of management. In construction,

Temporary Lighting Solutions

3 Advantages of LED Temporary Lighting for ...

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These days technology is changing almost faster than you can blink and the world of lighting is no different. LED temporary lighting is the new frenzy, but what are the benefits and how do they apply to users of ...

Workplace Safety

Why Your Electrical Safety Provider Should Have ...

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There are many reasons why you’d like to have a good engineer on the phone when you’re discussing job site electrical safety products for your upcoming project. You have a lot riding on the project and you want to make ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions

6 Essential Tools Everyone in the Temporary ...

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The U.S. Department of Energy reports that commercial buildings account for 40% of America’s energy use.

Workplace Safety

Safety Guidelines for Temporary Power Distribution

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Temporary Power Distribution is an essential but potentially dangerous aspect of temporary lighting. As of 2014, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) implemented an updated rule that according to ...

Project Management

7 Tips on Being a Successful Project Manager

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During my career in construction, I have had the advantage of working in many different positions. I started out as a Computer Draftsman and went all the way up to President of a large Construction Company.  In each ...

Workplace Safety

The #1 Way to Stay Safe Around Cables: Cable ...

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Whether we’re discussing safety during construction projects, oil refineries/rigs maintenance, or even special events like festivals and sporting events, temporary electrical distribution will always be something to ...

Temporary Lighting Solutions, Temporary Power Solutions

How to Plan Temporary Power and Lighting ...

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Nothing in construction is easy or in a matter of fact, works to budget, plans, or on time. With that said, High Rise Development is something of an art form, a complexity with logistics rolled together. Engineering ...

Workplace Safety, Temporary Lighting Solutions, Temporary Power Solutions

Top Necessities For Proper Construction Site ...

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Temporary power distribution is common place on most construction sites, driven by the need to supply convenient portable power access for a wide array of portable tools and job site lighting. Safety electrical products ...
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