There are generally two types of safety systems: Active and Passive. Active safety systems are designed to prevent accidents or critical incidents from occurring. Using the analogy of a passenger vehicle, an example of active safety is the lane departure warning system. This system determines the car’s position by using cameras to detect markings on...Read More
Managing risk is critical to the long-term viability and success of any organization – whether an electric utility, university campus, hospital, or municipality. Risk events can come in many forms, like human error, extreme weather, cyber-attack or workplace safety. Risk events can impact workers, operations, facilities, and the community – sometimes with fatal results. Enterprise...Read More
Organizations are facing a perfect storm when it comes to electrical safety due to 3 factors: Budget Constraints Retiring Electricians Skilled Trade Shortage Does this scenario sound familiar? Budgets have been constrained for years (most recently due to COVID), and it’s been harder and harder for Operations and Facilities teams to keep up with the...Read More
The use of contractors for electrical maintenance and service work is critical to the ongoing operations of many organizations and the economy. The past many years has seen continued growth in the use of electrical contractors by commercial and industrial organizations as well as public institutions. Electrical contractors offer many advantages to the hiring organization,...Read More
As organizations create their digitalization strategy, it’s important that Health & Safety is part of the plan. The past few years has seen various business areas lead the way on the digitization journey. For example, some Maintenance departments have implemented Automated Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) for the purpose of enabling predictive maintenance....Read More
Welcome to the inaugural post of the e-Blog. Let’s start with a bold statement… Electrical safety should be easy to achieve. There are many factors that contribute to achieving workplace electrical safety, such as employee training, proper supervision, correct tools and equipment and appropriate PPE. However, even when all these factors are in place, electrical...Read More
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