The Benefits of Renewable Energy

  Every day, the fear of climate change becomes an even bigger global phenomenon. A recent survey from Pew Research noted that the majority of countries rank global warming as the number one threat to the world. Even in America, where opposing political parties hold staunch opinions about climate change, there’s been a 19% increase  … Read more

What Is a Power Surge?

Today’s world is extremely reliant on electrically powered devices, so when a power surge strikes, it can become a major hassle. Not only can a power surge damage your electronics, but it could also be potentially dangerous. Surge protection is a sound investment that will protect your electronic equipment as well as you. The experts  … Read more

Signs of Electrical Hazards and Precautions

Electrical safety signs are crucial in modern workplaces as electricity is a vital part of any facility. While required by law, they are often a part of OSHA’S list of top ten most frequently cited violations. Why? Because electrical safety training is crucial in protecting workers from electrical hazards, safety signs and their importance often  … Read more

Standby Generators: Should You Buy One?

Power outages are unavoidable and can happen unexpectedly. From hurricanes and sudden electrical storms to transformer interruptions and power equipment failures, you need to be prepared for a blackout. Blackouts and power outages have been steadily increasing in frequency and duration across the country. Violent storms and the nation’s aging and overloaded electrical grid are  … Read more

Electric Fires: Causes and How to Prevent One

Electrical fires are common in both residential and commercial settings and can do some serious damage to your property and put everyone’s safety at risk. Annually, U.S. fire departments respond to over 50,000 electricity-caused residential structure fires a year, resulting in over 500 deaths, more than 1,000 injuries, and over $1 billion in property damages.  … Read more

4 Causes of a Power Outage

A power outage can occur at any time. When an object comes into contact with a power line, the flow of electricity is interrupted, causing an automatic shut off. An outage can affect a few homes or an entire city. These days, outages are less common because of improved technology, but they can still happen,  … Read more

The Role of an Electrical Engineer in the Construction Industry

Electrical engineering is the study, design, and application of equipment, devices, and systems that deal with electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Within this field and especially in the construction and industrial industries, an electrical engineer or electrical site engineer will be employed. Typically, these types of engineers will be tasked with designing, building, installing, and the  … Read more

Preparing, Responding and Recovering from a Natural Disaster

While no workplace is completely immune from the effects of a disaster, preparing for one can help ease the fear, anxiety, and losses that can occur once it strikes. A natural disaster, like a tornado, hurricane, earthquake, or wildfire, can force businesses to close—sometimes temporarily and sometimes forever. Having a natural disaster recovery plan in  … Read more