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Toolbox Talk: General Safety

*To wrap up National Electrical Safety Month, let’s review some general safety concerns. Remember, you can also access several new Toolbox Talks at IEC National’s website. An effective Accident Prevention Program should include the defined responsibilities for management, supervisors, and employees. … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Ladder Safety

Knowledge of ladder safety is extremely important for electricians. To learn the ABCs of portable ladder safety, check out IEC National’s latest toolbox talk on their National Electrical Safety page. Then, take a look at some tips from us here … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Slips and Falls

WATCH YOUR STEP!! DON’T SLIP & FALL Slips and falls are one of the most frequent causes of accidents, both on and off the job. To avoid getting hurt from falls, avoid rushing and remember the following: WATCH WHERE YOU WALK Be … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Caring For Your Back

“OUCH!!! Why did I try to lift that much weight on my own?” Did you ever ponder those words after you hoisted something heavy, or lifted from an awkward position? These incidents are well known causes of back strain, but you might not … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Being Mentally Prepared for Emergencies

Would you know what to do if an emergency occurred while you were on the job? Do you know what actions to take if a co-worker was seriously injured, a fire ignited, or a structure collapsed? Are you prepared to react? Emergencies and disasters … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Power Tool Safety Tips

Portable power tools are one of the greatest time and energy savers around. Since they’re so readily available and useful, we tend to forget that they’re powered, and have the potential to amputate, break bones, electrocute, and kill. Some of the serious accidents using … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: A Refresher on GFCIs

The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, or GFCI, is a fast-acting circuit breaker that senses small imbalances in an electrical circuit caused by the electrical current leaking to ground. If this imbalance occurs, the GFCI shuts off the electricity within a fraction of a second. … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: High Voltage Electrical Burns

More than 1000 employees are killed and another 30,000 injured each year from electrical shock. Hands are frequently involved in an electrical injury since they are the most common source of contact with the electrical current. However, damage to other parts of the … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Cyber-Safety

Physical safety on the job is important, but are you protecting yourself in cyberspace as well? Click below to learn more about cyber crime and how to protect yourself from criminals online. The information is provided from Federated Insurance: What … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: The ABCs of Safety

Attitude, Behavior, and Control. A safe attitude means staying alert and focused on the job at hand. Safe behavior means taking safety guidelines and practices seriously. Control means taking responsibility and keeping your work area clean and orderly. Safety is more than … Continue reading

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