NEC + OSHA Electrical Panel Clearance Requirements

6 min read Electrical panels are an essential component in any facility. They bring all the electrical lines into one centralized location so that the main power source can feed them. This is necessary because it is not practical to run dozens, or even hundreds, of different electrical lines directly into the main circuit. It also helps by segmenting the power off in a way that prevents a full power outage when there is an issue in one …

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What is the National Electrical Code?

3 min read The National Electrical Code, or NEC, is a commonly used standard for installing various types of electrical equipment. It is one of the older standards that are still in use today, though it has been updated and changed many times over the years. If your workplace installs or maintains any type of electrical equipment, you will likely have to be familiar with the NEC in order to be compliant. History of the National Electrical Code …

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Wire and Cable Management

2 min read An important, but often overlooked, way to ensure effective electrical safety practices is to have a cable management system. It’s important to keep wires and cables untangled and orderly so that workers can understand the system they’re dealing with and avoid accidents. Not only will cable management improve the safety of your workplace, it can make for faster repairs, a better organized operation, and can actually save you money. When you have a large amount …

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