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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

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

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  … 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

3 Electrical Routine Maintenance Checks You Should Be Performing at the Workplace

To operate a successful workplace, establishing a workplace safety plan is critical. Check all Electrical Equipment Regardless of the time of year, your electrical equipment is working hard to keep your space comfortable. It’s a smart idea to check all electrical panels and all related equipment like your HVAC system, fire alarms, smoke detectors, fans,  … Read more

6 Steps for a Safer Lockout/Tagout Programs

Working with machinery and industrial equipment can be extremely dangerous. Because of this, as a precaution, most machines are designed with safety equipment and controls to keep everyone safe. When not in use, most machinery can also pose a threat to workers wellbeing. As long as equipment is plugged into an energy source, a safety  … Read more

Preventive vs. Predictive Maintenance: What’s the Difference?

Keeping your client’s facility equipment running at optimal performance is vital. Preventive and predictive maintenance are two of the most common types of maintenance programs designed to increase the reliability of an organization’s assets and reduce failures and interruptions in workflow. Because the two are relatively similar, the electrical experts at North Central Electric are  … Read more

What Is an Infrared Thermal Scan and Why Is It Important?

Infrared thermology is the process of using a thermal imager to detect infrared energy (radiation or heat) omitted from an object, converting it to temperature and displaying the result as a real-time image. These images are called thermograms. Thermograms can easily show heat-producing objects that are invisible to the naked eye. Infrared thermal technology is  … Read more