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Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping

You’ve probably seen the magazine, “Good Housekeeping.” But do you implement the concept in your daily work? Good housekeeping on the job is one of the easiest ways to improve work quality, improve job efficiency, reduce callbacks, and present a good image to the customer. And, oh, yeah, it’s a key factor in providing a […]

Working on Platforms

Working on Platforms

Electricians, especially those working in industrial environments, often work from platforms. These include mobile ones like scissor lifts and stationary ones like mezzanines. One danger that arises is people walking below can be injured by something that falls off the platform. It’s easy enough to drop something (which is why you bring spares, right?). But […]

Always Have The Safety Attitude

Always Have The Safety Attitude

Suppose you’re at home, and you see a lawn care service at your neighbor’s place. From inside your house, you hear the whine of the leafblower. What do you do? Ignore the work being done, as it’s not your lawn. Go outside and watch. Look through your window to see if that worker is wearing […]

You Can’t Always Take The Heat, Part 3

You Can’t Always Take The Heat, Part 3

Heat exhaustion is a signal you need to get out of the heat. Your body has reached the limits of its ability to deal with the heat, and you’re thus on the path to something serious like heat stroke. What are the signs? For one thing, clammy skin. Another sign, as the name implies, is […]

You Can’t Always Take The Heat, Part 2

You Can’t Always Take The Heat, Part 2

You’re working in the heat, when your left calf painfully cramps up. After some time, the episode passes. You forget about it until the next day, when it happens again. Only this time, both of your calves cramp up. You know to stay hydrated, and you’ve been drinking plenty of water. What’s going on? It […]