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Communication tower work hazards

Falling from height, electrical hazards, inclement weather, equipment failure and structural collapse of towers are some of the hazards that communication tower workers face, according to OSHA. The agency recorded 13 communication tower-related fatalities in 2013, 12 in 2014, three in 2015 and six in 2016.


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NFPA 70E: A look at the 2018 edition

The updated standard highlights hazard elimination and human performance, and adds an arc flash PPE table
The National Fire Protection Agency’s standard for electrical workplace safety, NFPA 70E, is revised every three years. Safety+Health presents an overview of some key elements of the 2018 edition.
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Extension cord safety

If extension cords are used at your workplace or jobsite, workers should be aware of a number of safety “do’s” and “don’ts” before plugging in a cord, according to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation.
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Incident energy analysis

Can I use the personal protective equipment tables in NFPA 70E, or should I have an incident energy analysis performed?
Can I use the personal protective equipment tables in NFPA 70E, or should I have an incident energy analysis performed?
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Workplace holiday safety

With the holiday season underway, people are feeling festive – including at work. But whether you’re decorating your cubicle or taking part in the office potluck, safety should always remain a top priority.
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Proximity voltage detectors

PRXTM Proximity Voltage Detectors come in three versatile, lightweight and weather-resistant models, allowing linemen to safely and accurately verify voltage without coming in contact with the conductor.
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Employing high-resistance grounding technology

In the recent edition of NFPA 70E, high-resistance grounding is recognized as an arc flash reduction technology. In what way does employing HRG technology address the concern regarding arc flash?
In the recent edition of NFPA 70E, high-resistance grounding is recognized as an arc flash reduction technology. In what way does employing HRG technology address the concern regarding arc flash?
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