Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Importance of Electricians

Ever since Benjamin Franklin went outside with his kite during a thunderstorm, electricity has ruled the world. All you have to do to understand this is to remember what it was like the last time your power went out for an evening. Nothing worked. No computer, no refrigerator and more importantly, no TV. Electricity runs everything important in our lives and when it malfunctions, somebody has to fix it, somebody who knows what they're doing, that is. Electricity has the power to run things when it works smoothly, but, it can also burn things and kill people if misused. Of all the household accidents in this country, home electrical repairs ranks second in accidents right behind falling off ladders - only home electrical repair accidents are more deadly than falling off ladders.
Good electricians are highly trained individuals with a lot of schooling and practical experience behind them. Before you go sticking your hand into a fuse box, or rewiring the house for power, you have to know a lot about electrical power - the way it moves, how it does what it does, the math and physics behind it and a lot of other things. Everybody feels like a bit of an electrician simply by changing that blown fuse or plugging things in just right or wiring up that complicated TV/VCR/DVD/stereo entertainment center you've just bought. You wire it up, plug it in and somehow it all works without any sparks or problems and you feel like you could have been an electrician if you'd really wanted to. Wrong. There is a world of difference between plugging things in and being an electrician.
To begin with the body of mathematics behind electrical work is impressive. Electricity is measured in volts and is a function of voltage, current and resistance - all factors with a complex mathematical relationship. There are laws, not the building codes set in place by municipal governments to insure the safety of houses and commercial buildings, but mathematical laws proven with chalkboards of bizarre looking figures that prove how electricity will function under different circumstances. And there are unions. In fact the Electrical Workers Union (EWU) is one of the strongest unions in America protecting the integrity of the profession from scammers and schemers.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Satco CFL Named the best

Satco's 13watt CFL named the best of the test compared to 22 other competing brands.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lutron - Wireless Maestro Switches Add Flexibility and Savings To Your Home

Bryan Biga of Lutron Electronics explains how the new Maestro Lighting Control system adds flexinility and energy savings to any home. The Maestro System also comes with a Pico Remote which gives you control over the lighting in your home with a touch of a button.

The system has a radio power saver which is a wireless occupancy sensor that works in conjunction with the light fixtures controlled by the Maestro. There are several options and sensitivity settings to meet any lifestyle.

Friday, April 13, 2012

This is How You Know. (Chapter 6 - How Do You Know?)

How do you know that you're doing everything possible to protect your employees from electrical hazards? The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) can help you answer this important question.

Watch this video to find out more about ESFI's new How Do You Know? electrical safety awareness program and the free online Electrical Safety Self-Assessment. You can start improving the electrical safety of your workplace today!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Perspectives on Electrical Safety: An Employee's Story (Chapter 5 - How ...

Safe electrical practices are vital to everyone in your business. In this video, an employee relates his personal perspective on the importance of electrical safety in the workplace.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Perspectives on Electrical Safety: A Safety Professional's Story (Chapte...

Safe electrical practices are vital to everyone in your business. The safety supervisor has a responsibility to provide adequate electrical safety training and a safe work environment. This video illustrates a safety supervisor's personal perspective on the importance of electrical safety in the workplace.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Perspectives on Electrical Safety: A Manager's Story (Chapter 3 - How Do...

Safe electrical practices are vital to everyone in your business. This video provides a personal perspective on exactly how electrical safety affects a member of the management team.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

What Does Electrical Safety Mean To You? (Chapter 2 - How Do You Know?)

The standards and regulations related to electrical safety in the workplace can seem overwhelming. This video, part of the How Do You Know? electrical safety awareness program from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), explains the roles played by OSHA and NFPA 70E. It also introduces the Electrical SafetySelf-Assessment, an online tool developed to help you evaluate your current electrical safety practices.