Summer is kind of a double-edged sword for HVAC contractors. On one hand, it’s among the busiest and, therefore, most profitable times of the year. On the other hand, it’s one of the most demanding times of the year, and technicians can easily work 70-80 hours a week.
Training provides guidance on how to minimize hazards while making electrical measurements
January 21, 2016
Fluke Corp. is offering a free new online course: Fluke Electrical Measurement Safety. It features guidance reflecting the latest information on how to minimize potential hazards when performing electrical measurements. The course is intended to aid anyone who works with electricity, including HVAC technicians.
Online course focuses on dealing with the threat of fire at work
December 23, 2015
UL Workplace Health & Safety has released a complimentary training course on extinguishing fires in the workplace. Part of its online eLearning library, the course provides instructions for addressing a fire in a nonresidential setting.
Nearly half of businesses have closed temporarily due to weather in the past six months, says survey
June 30, 2015
Only half of employees believe their workplaces are prepared for a severe emergency, according to the third annual workplace safety survey by Staples Inc. Nearly two-thirds of those polled said recent natural disasters have not led to their employers reassessing company safety plans.
Program Outlines Electrical Safety Procedures for Those Working on HVAC Equipment Pushing 480 Volts or Less
May 29, 2015
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) have revised their Model NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Program for Service to make its contents consistent with recent revisions to the NFPA Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E - 2015).
Training Video Illustrates the Importance of Following Safe Work Practices
August 13, 2014
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has released “Avoid the Path: Electric Arc Welding Safety,” a new video that educates workers on safe work practices to help prevent electric shock, burns, eye injuries, respiratory and other health problems, and jobsite fires.
According to a 2012 study of more than 1,300 U.S. workers, 75 percent of employees believe their company is not well-prepared for a natural disaster. Cintas Corp., a leader in first-aid and safety products, identifies seven mistakes businesses make in emergency planning to encourage better preparation.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) announced that it will continue to provide fall protection safety training next year thanks to a federal safety grant the association is being awarded.
To help prevent worker injuries and fatalities due to falls, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is joining with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to support a new “Fall Prevention Campaign.”
ClickSafety, a leading provider of online safety training, has announced the availability of its updated online Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-Hour Construction and 10-Hour General Industry safety courses.