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2-Year Agreement between OSHA and ISEA to Improve Worker Safety

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has signed a 2-year contract last July 21, 2018, that seals their formal alliance agreement to prevent life-causing threats brought by workplace accidents, and improve worker safety. They have both agreed to various goals, which include the improvement of awareness by providing pieces of training and programs to construction workers and supervisors to ensure that they will do the necessary precautions through proper selection, use, and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE). The websites of the two agencies will also be updated to provide the necessary links

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NEMA’S Whitepaper Predicts Energy Savings from Lighting Systems

This year, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released NEMA LSD 79-2018: “Predicted Energy Savings from Lighting Systems,” a new whitepaper that provides a systematic framework on how various lighting systems can help commercial properties estimate their electricity consumption based on different recommendations Based on the whitepaper, the author mentioned in the Purpose how a consumer can assess the efficacy of a lighting control system based on the savings that one can acquire from it. “While the potential to save energy short term is very clear, a method is necessary to estimate the long-term average savings that can be captured

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How to Eliminate Cable Clutter

Cable Clutter — with the evolving technology, it’s a problem many of us face. It can lead to confusion as we attempt to find which cable leads to what; not to mention that its unsightly. It can go haywire so let US Electrical Services, Inc. (USESI) help you find some good ways to eliminate cable clutter. Eliminate Cable Clutter at Your Power Strip A power strip is a good starting place to eliminate cable clutter. While surge protectors are a good idea for both convenience and safety, they’re often not the most attractive item, especially when they have countless cables

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Energy-Efficient Appliances: Why Do We Need Them?

Your electrical appliances account for over 30% of the charges that appear on your electric bill. If you are looking to cut down on these expenses, you may want to consider purchasing energy-efficient appliances for your home. These can include refrigerators, water heaters, air conditioners, dishwashers, washing machines, and more. Find out more about these appliances and why is it a good idea to have them installed in your home. How Do Energy-Efficient Appliances Work? Energy-efficient appliances not only help you save money on your electric bill, they also conserve energy and prevent environment damages. They work by maximizing the

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URD Cable Upgrades: The Wave of the Future

Underground Residential Distribution (URD) cables are commonly found in residential neighborhoods. However, the neat appearance of evenly spaced transformer boxes that hold these cables make most people rarely give thought to the tangle of cables that lurk below the surface. This is something that is the responsibility of utility providers who also need to think about the constant need for URD cable upgrades. These are necessary due to aging and can potentially result in electrical hazards. This article will take a look at the most effective methods for URD cable upgrades. The Need for URD Cable Upgrades One of the

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Glossary of Workplace Electrical Terms

If you work in the electrical industry, you are likely to hear many workplace electrical terms on a daily basis. In order to function in your line of work, it is necessary to become familiar with these terms. Workplace Electrical Terms for Circuits These are some basic workplace electrical terms that come up often when referring to electrical circuits. AC (Alternating Current): This type of current will alternate its direction many times a second at regular intervals. DC (Direct Current): Current will flow in only one direction. Feeder: These are circuit conductors between the service equipment, the source of a

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How To Read an Electrical Symbol Chart

An electrical symbol chart may be useful in electrical engineering and other aspects of the professional electrical field. It is defined as a pictogram used to represent various electrical and electronic devices. They can be used in a schematic diagram of an electrical or electronic circuit. If you are in a line of work where these can be necessary applications, you may want to get familiar with it. Here are some basic electrical symbols and their meanings. Basic Electrical Symbol Chart Here are some of the more basic electrical symbols you will find on a chart. See below for definitions.

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Electrical Supply: What is a Fast-Acting Fuse?

Fuses work to protect us from electrical faults that could start fires in our homes. If they detect there is too much current running through an electrical device, they block the currents by shorting out. There are different kinds of fuses which can be used in various electrical applications. While a slow blow fuse can withstand high current for short amounts of time, fast-acting fuses will burst immediately when high power voltage passes through it. This article will take a look at some of the uses and applications of a fast acting fuse. How do Fuses Work? Wires get hot

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How To Learn Excel: Basic Excel Training Level 1

Need some basic Excel training? For those who are totally new to it, Excel is a commercial spreadsheet application that was produced and distributed by Microsoft. It functions in different purposes, which include basic calculation, and data management and validation by using grids of cell within rows and columns. It also has several features that effectively help users demonstrate or calculate their data through graphing tools, pivot tables and macros. Watch this YouTube demonstration prepared by Steve Krok of US Electrical Services, Inc. (USESI) where he will give you some basic Excel training. This will help you understand how the

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