Construction

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Preventing Sickness & Injury from Occupational Heat Stress

Each year, on the last Friday in May, OSHA recognizes National Heat Stress Awareness Day. While May temperatures tend to be considerably fairer than those we see in August, there’s a reason OSHA designates a day in early summer to this critical topic. 50% to 70% of outdoor fatalities related to heat exposure each year […]

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Eaton B-Line Engineering Services

B-Line Series Engineering Service Group Helps Contractors Lower Cost & Risks While Maximizing ROI

Part of what’s made French Gerleman such a reliable and trusted distributor throughout the Midwest over the course of the past century years is that we’re meticulous in reviewing and choosing the partners we work with to serve our customers. One of the partners that delivers on the promise of quality for our customers is […]

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Increase Safety & Productivity with Southwire’s SIMpull® Cable Pulling Innovations

Electricians are hired for their expertise in installation. Yet only about one-third of the time spent on a traditional electrical installation jobsite is spent installing product. In fact, according to Southwire, as much as 40% of the time on the job is spent handling materials and getting things in place to do the work. Southwire’s […]

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Facemask Standards Explained: Choosing the Right Mask for the Job

Over the course of the past year, the average person has learned more than they probably ever thought they would about masks and face coverings. While we’ve come to understand the role masks play in reducing the transmission of viruses, it’s important to understand how each type of mask works so you know which applications […]

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Southwire SIMpull Solutions® Maximize Safety, Productivity & Reliability in Industrial Cable Installation

As the operating climate for electrical contractors has become more competitive, many in the industry are looking for new avenues to win bids and maximize profitability. With wire, cable, and conduit installation accounting for roughly 40% of all the material and labor budget on a typical project, any efficiencies that can be gained go a […]

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Finding the Right Glove for the Job: The Basics of Hand Safety Ratings

Nearly everything that’s been invented, built, or written exists because of human hands. When you consider how important hands are, on both an individual and societal scale, keeping them protected is a paramount concern. Hand protection, specifically through the use of gloves, is critical in today’s manufacturing world. It can be a cost-effective way to […]

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Cut Seismic Bracing Installation Time in Half with Eaton’s B-Line Series Seismic Cable Kit

The ground rumbles and you feel a sudden jolt. You brace yourself for a second, hoping it isn’t what you fear. The floor beneath you and the rest of the building begin to shake violently. You struggle to maintain your footing. Less than 30 seconds later… it’s over. You’re thankful to be safe, and the […]

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Safe, Reliable Power for your Healthcare Facility with Devices from Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems

Safety and efficiency are critical in healthcare environments. Today, healthcare workers and facilities are being asked to operate during an extraordinary time with unprecedented strains on the system. In facilities and situations where patient and employee safety are paramount, you can trust Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems to deliver safe, reliable power to ensure continuity of patient […]

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Reduce Workplace Hazards Through Design with Panduit’s VeriSafe™ Access Control Kit

The importance of safety is crucial when servicing electrical equipment. To comply with NFPA 70E, workers must test to verify an electrically safe work condition  which is a multi-step, time-consuming process. Panduit launched their new VeriSafe™ Access Control Kit to provide an added layer of protection by preventing enclosure doors from being opened until the […]

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Your Lockout Tagout Program: Why You Can’t Set It & Forget It

Imagine having 400 machines on your shop floor, all with complicated moving parts and pieces. Everything seems to be going well. Your lockout tagout program is in place, probably sitting on a shelf in a beautiful set of binders. Then OSHA walks through the door. Their visit may not have anything to do with your […]

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