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Smoke Detector Safety

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In this video, Junior Estimator Scott Estep discusses the importance of having smoke alarms in your home. He reviews different types of detectors, how they work, where they should be […]

Uncommon home fire hazards

There are many obvious fire hazards: faulty wiring, unattended candles, smoking in the home. But there are quite a few hazards that aren’t so noticeable. Even when you think you’re […]

How to prevent a dryer fire

According to the US Fire Administration, the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is a failure to clean them. Fire can occur for many reasons, but the most common […]

Great resources for holiday safety

The Electrical Safety Foundation International, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety, always has great resources and their holiday materials are especially useful at this time of year.   […]

Lightning protection – do you need it?

Lightning protection systems have been around for more than 100 years, dating back to the many scientific studies of Benjamin Franklin. Lightning has current levels in excess of 100,000 or […]

Electrical safety statistics

Recent data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that, on average, there are more than 400 electrocutions in the United States each year. Of these, about 180 are […]

How to be safe around electricity

While we all depend on electricity in many aspects of our lives, we often take it and electrical safety for granted. Be vigilant about keeping yourself and your family safe […]

OSHA Standards & NFPA 70E Regulation Changes

Both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have written standards and regulations that build on one another and help keep workers safe […]

Electrical Safety Month begins tomorrow

May is National Electrical Safety Month and it’s just about here. Last year, Safety Director Mike Anderson wrote a series of guest blog posts covering a wide range of safety […]