Be Careful: All About Arc Flashes
Be Careful: All About Arc Flashes

Be Careful: All About Arc Flashes

Posted by Sarah Douglass on Sep. 26, 2013 in Fundamentals

Sometimes, things go wrong. But, as electrical engineers, it’s our job to prevent errors, injuries, or worse – catastrophes. One of the problems that can occur when a piece of equipment is being worked on is arc flash – which is a dangerous release of energy. What Causes Arc Flashes? Arc flashes are caused by […]

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Preventing Power Outage Annoyances in Commercial Spaces with Batteries

Preventing Power Outage Annoyances in Commercial Spaces with Batteries

Posted by Sarah Douglass on May. 31, 2013 in Engineering, Guidance

It was a dark and stormy night. As you’re lounging on your couch, relaxing from your workday, everything goes black.  No lights, no television, and no margarita machine. Power outages occur from time to time in different spaces, but thanks to electric codes (and smart engineering) lighting can be restored and safety ensured in commercial […]

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Eye Washing Station Details

Eye Washing Station Details

Posted by Brian Walsh on Feb. 27, 2013 in Fundamentals

Nearly one million workplace eye injuries are reported annually, so the importance of emergency eyewash stations cannot be overstated. The use of proper eye protection along with worker safety training can go along way in preventing potential serious eye injury.  The single most important requirement for eye safety is the emergency eyewash station. Emergency eyewash […]

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Where and How to Install Firestopping Products

Where and How to Install Firestopping Products

Posted by Edward Radziszewski on Nov. 01, 2012 in Engineering, Fundamentals, Guidance

Firestopping products are required by local building codes, national model codes, and the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) to be installed in all penetrations of fire rated construction or in smoke barriers.  Fire rated construction consists of walls, floors, shafts and listed floor/ceiling assemblies and are located throughout a structure as required by Code and […]

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Areas of Rescue Assistance Prove Beneficial

Areas of Rescue Assistance Prove Beneficial

Posted by Sarah Douglass on Jan. 27, 2012 in Engineering

Ohio Building Code has adopted the Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) as part of code in order to ensure that areas of rescue assistance are required in any building that is more than one story tall. Areas of rescue assistance are spaces within a building that persons with disabilities who are unable to […]

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