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Is the Lamp in Your Metal Halide Luminaire a Safety Concern?

A recent fire that engulfed an industrial site in New York is said to have been caused by the ignition of highly-combustible cardboard. One hundred members of the local fire department responded to the blaze, which had caused the roof and some of the walls of the building to collapse. The fire quickly took over the six-block-long building and prompted the authorities to issue a shelter-in-place order for all nearby residents. What caused the ignition of the cardboard? The failure of a single light bulb.

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NFPA 70E: What's In Store for Electrical Contractors in 2018?

Later this year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will introduce the 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® 2018. The electrical contractor community awaits each new edition of the standard with a mixture of curiosity, optimism, and dread – with good reason. Even seemingly minor changes can have a major impact on a contractor’s established workflow. Most changes necessitate additional training, and some require electrical workers to invest in new or updated equipment. To help electrical contractors prepare, here’s a peek at a few of the more notable changes to the NFPA 70E standard that will impact their day-to-day work practices.

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Bills Rolling Back ‘Ambush’ Election Rule Introduced

Earlier this week, Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee, introduced legislation that would roll back the ‘Ambush’ Election rule...

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PolyCon17 Proves to Be a Political Success

IEC members gathered from across the country on May 16-17 in Washington, D.C., for PolyCon17...

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DOL Withdraws Joint Employer Guidance Letters

On June 7, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors...

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Some States May Begin Enforcement of Silica Standard

In April, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced delaying enforcement of the crystalline silica standard as it applies to the construction industry to September 23, 2017.

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House Passes Workplace Flexibility Legislation

On May 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, which would permit private employers to provide employees compensatory (comp) time in lieu of overtime for hours worked by non-exempt employees over 40 hours in a work week...

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OSHA Rescinds Union Walk-around Letter

On April 25, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) withdrew a February 2013 letter of interpretation (LOI) that permitted union representatives to accompany OSHA inspectors on walk-around inspections at non-union workplaces...

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Congress Increases Apprenticeship Funding; Workforce Development Legislation Introduced

Last week, President Trump signed a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that will keep the government running until September...

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Marina Safety

Another swimming season is upon us, and so I must dive again in to a discussion of marina safety. As electrical professionals, we are in a position to help make marinas a safe place to work and play. Marinas can be quite a dangerous place when it comes to electrical hazards. Let's break the ice with some thought-stimulating information that you can build on during your next marina project.

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