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  1. Ground Fault Protection and the Multi-wire Branch Circuit - A Troubled Marriage     [ August 18th 2016 ]
  2. GFCI Receptacles Stand the Test of Time for Optimal Protection and End-of-Life (EOL) Action     [ July 13th 2016 ]
  3. Public Shock and Electrocution Highest During Summer Months     [ June 14th 2016 ]
  4. Additional Tragic Accidents After Being Shocked in Swimming Pools     [ June 7th 2016 ]
  5. Swimming Pool Safety     [ May 19th 2016 ]
  6. Electric Shock Drowning Incidents     [ May 17th 2016 ]
  7. Teen Dies after Jumping into Lake     [ May 12th 2016 ]
  8. National Electrical Safety Month - May 2016     [ May 10th 2016 ]
  9. Man Electrocuted in Pool After Jumping In to Save Daughter     [ March 31st 2016 ]
  10. CSST Electrical Dangers     [ January 19th 2016 ]
  11. Feedback - Electrical Safety     [ January 13th 2016 ]
  12. Arc Flash Safety     [ November 18th 2015 ]
  13. Indoor Pool Lightning Policy     [ October 29th 2015 ]
  14. Wireless Electricity...Is it safe?     [ September 29th 2015 ]
  15. Electric Shock Drowning Incidents - Marinas     [ June 5th 2015 ]
  16. May is National Electrical Safety Month     [ May 18th 2015 ]
  17. Open Neutral Electrical Hazards and Pyrophoric-Carbonization Phenomenon     [ February 16th 2015 ]
  18. When A Company Almost Has An Incident - Is NFPA 70E the Law?     [ November 28th 2014 ]
  19. After recent tragic events in South Florida, counties push for better pool safety laws     [ October 28th 2014 ]
  20. NEMA Publishes Evaluating Fire- and Heat-Damaged Electrical Equipment     [ October 24th 2014 ]
  21. Electricians continue to investigate electrocution at Lincoln High School football stadium     [ October 20th 2014 ]
  22. The Curtis Weber Story     [ August 13th 2014 ]
  23. Electrical Problems at a Boat Dock     [ July 21st 2014 ]
  24. National Electrical Safety Month     [ June 19th 2014 ]
  25. Another Near Tragedy - Terrifying Video of Kids Shocked in Pool     [ June 2nd 2014 ]
  26. Electric Shock Drowning Incidents - Update May 2014     [ May 20th 2014 ]
  27. Stray Voltage Electrifies Block in Chelsea     [ May 12th 2014 ]
  28. 7-Year-Old Electrocuted in Family Pool     [ May 9th 2014 ]
  29. Product Recall - Schneider Electric Square D Circuit Breakers     [ March 25th 2014 ]
  30. Electrical Shocking Incident at Campbell Plaza     [ February 11th 2014 ]
  31. An Important Fire Safety Video     [ January 28th 2014 ]
  32. Electrical Safety Handbook for Emergency Responders     [ January 16th 2014 ]
  33. Potential Electrical Hazards Associated with Replacement of Water Meters or Water Mains     [ November 12th 2013 ]
  34. Industrial GFCIs Are Finally Here     [ November 7th 2013 ]
  35. Recall - Schneider Electric Recalls APC SurgeArrest Surge Protectors     [ October 9th 2013 ]
  36. FAA Confirms Lightning Strike at BWI     [ September 17th 2013 ]
  37. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters     [ August 7th 2013 ]
  38. Littelfuse Electrical Safety Hazards Handbook     [ July 29th 2013 ]
  39. Guidance on Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment     [ July 18th 2013 ]
  40. Tamper Resistant Receptacles     [ July 8th 2013 ]
  41. AFCI Update - Addendum to May 15 Newsletter     [ June 6th 2013 ]
  42. Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters     [ May 15th 2013 ]
  43. Electrical Safety Month - May 2013     [ May 9th 2013 ]
  44. Electric Shock Drowning Incidents     [ April 11th 2013 ]
  45. Product Recall - Fluke Recalls Digital Clamp Meters 37X     [ March 29th 2013 ]
  46. Combat Counterfeiting     [ January 18th 2013 ]
  47. Consumer Product Recall - 19 Position Digital Multimeter     [ January 17th 2013 ]
  48. CSST Gas Piping - Final Report     [ January 11th 2013 ]
  49. Adventure Island Lightning Incident     [ November 12th 2012 ]
  50. CSST for Fuel Gas Distribution and Concerns Over Lightning Strikes     [ October 31st 2012 ]
  51. Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing Issue     [ October 29th 2012 ]
  52. Slash-Ratings & Handle Ties     [ October 16th 2012 ]
  53. StreetZaps - Reduce Your Risk of Outdoor Shocks or Electrocution     [ October 10th 2012 ]
  54. SBU Study Reveals Harmful Effects of CFL Bulbs to Skin     [ September 28th 2012 ]
  55. Arc Flash/Electrical Safety Inspection Policy     [ September 27th 2012 ]
  56. Stray Voltage in Pools - Troubleshooting Resources     [ September 14th 2012 ]
  57. Hot Docks, Hot Boats and Electric Shock Drowning Webinar     [ September 12th 2012 ]
  58. Failures in Outlet Testing     [ August 31st 2012 ]
  59. Anti-Counterfeit Products Initiative     [ August 23rd 2012 ]
  60. Grieving father fights invisible killer: Electrical shock to swimmers     [ August 20th 2012 ]
  61. 3 Children Electrocuted in Tenn., Mo.     [ August 16th 2012 ]
  62. A Critical Review of Nonconventional Approaches to Lightning Protection     [ July 27th 2012 ]
  63. Most Common Installation Deficiencies - State of New Hampshire 2011     [ June 13th 2012 ]
  64. Donnie's Accident     [ June 11th 2012 ]
  65. Death at the Stadium     [ May 23rd 2012 ]
  66. Man electrocuted while changing light fixture in Amherst     [ May 4th 2012 ]
  67. Electrical Safety – What you should know about backup power systems - REVISED     [ March 9th 2012 ]
  68. Electrical Safety – What you should know about backup power systems     [ March 7th 2012 ]
  69. Mike Holt’s State Rating of the Electrical Industry - 2012     [ January 9th 2012 ]
  70. Cable Staples     [ August 23rd 2011 ]
  71. Man near death after being zapped stealing copper wire, police say     [ August 11th 2011 ]
  72. Burn up the Myth: Hinged Door Protection     [ April 29th 2011 ]
  73. Inquest into the Death of Stephen Cuthbertson     [ April 27th 2011 ]
  74. Homes with Tainted Drywall Can Keep Wiring, Feds Say     [ April 14th 2011 ]
  75. Ontario 2009 Electrical Safety Report     [ April 8th 2011 ]
  76. Fire Fighter Safety and Emergency Response for Solar Power Systems     [ March 31st 2011 ]
  77. Compact Fluorescent Lamp a Fire Risk?     [ February 10th 2011 ]
  78. Recall - Xantrex GT Series Grid Tie Solar Inverters     [ January 20th 2011 ]
  79. San Bernardino - 3 Family Members Die in Freak Electrocution     [ January 18th 2011 ]
  80. NEMA Code Alert: Iowa, 04 January 2011     [ January 4th 2011 ]
  81. Extech Instruments Recalls Digital Clamp and Multimeters due to Electrocution Hazard     [ December 15th 2010 ]
  82. Electrical Outlet Covers     [ October 14th 2010 ]
  83. Siemens Recalls Circuit Breakers due to Fire Hazard     [ September 24th 2010 ]
  84. Arc Flash Videos     [ September 23rd 2010 ]
  85. Electrical Worker Safety - Don't Work Live     [ September 7th 2010 ]
  86. Counterfeit Products Create Hazards for Electrical Industry     [ August 17th 2010 ]
  87. OSHA & 70E - Part 4 of 4     [ August 12th 2010 ]
  88. OSHA & 70E - Part 3 of 4     [ July 30th 2010 ]
  89. Determining the Cause of AFCI Tripping     [ July 28th 2010 ]
  90. OSHA & 70E - Part 2 of 4     [ July 22nd 2010 ]
  91. OSHA & 70E - Part 1 of 4     [ July 8th 2010 ]
  92. GFI - A 1970 Article by Charles Dalziel     [ June 15th 2010 ]
  93. Chinese Drywall - Germano Case     [ June 9th 2010 ]
  94. Voltage Talk - NLVCA's First e-Newsletter     [ May 27th 2010 ]
  95. Mike Holt's Rating of the Electrical Industry - 2010     [ May 20th 2010 ]
  96. EPA New Rule "Lead: Renovation, Repair, Painting Program"     [ April 19th 2010 ]
  97. Feds Advise Replacing Tainted Drywall, Electrical Components     [ April 14th 2010 ]
  98. Circuit Breaker Maintenance - Safety & Arc Flash     [ April 9th 2010 ]
  99. Safety Notice and Recall for the Fluke 1AC-I VoltAlert Voltage Tester     [ March 12th 2010 ]
  100. AFCI Breakers Tripping Intermittently     [ March 5th 2010 ]
  101. Eagle GFCI Receptacle Problem - A Follow Up     [ February 24th 2010 ]
  102. Home Improvement Books Recalled     [ January 15th 2010 ]
  103. Eagle GFCI Receptacle Problems     [ December 30th 2009 ]
  104. Ontario 2008 Electrical Safety Report     [ December 22nd 2009 ]
  105. Man Electrocuted While Working Under Manufactured Home     [ October 28th 2009 ]
  106. Arc Flash Incident - No Loss     [ October 19th 2009 ]
  107. Recall - Milbank U9090-O Meter Socket     [ September 30th 2009 ]
  108. Homeowners Hire Unqualified Contractors - Canada     [ September 17th 2009 ]
  109. Another Electrocution in Iraq     [ September 15th 2009 ]
  110. A Must Read Book     [ September 4th 2009 ]
  111. Damaged Nylon on THHN Wire     [ August 20th 2009 ]
  112. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences - First Quarter 2009     [ August 18th 2009 ]
  113. Electrical Safety Coalition Launched     [ August 13th 2009 ]
  114. Inspection Blitz: Electrical Safety At Industrial Sector Workplaces     [ August 6th 2009 ]
  115. Arc Flash Accident Investigation     [ July 24th 2009 ]
  116. Mike Holt's Rating of the Electrical Industry - 2009 Update     [ July 8th 2009 ]
  117. ARC Flash Hazards     [ June 8th 2009 ]
  118. Health and Safety Advisory - Working Live     [ June 4th 2009 ]
  119. Poor/Defective Manufacturing and Counterfeiting     [ May 28th 2009 ]
  120. Safety: Codes, Standards and a Legal Perspective - Live Webcast     [ May 26th 2009 ]
  121. Digital Clamp Meters Recalled by Fluke Due to Shock Hazard     [ May 19th 2009 ]
  122. Electrical Flashover Incident     [ May 14th 2009 ]
  123. How Much is a Life Worth?     [ May 12th 2009 ]
  124. Kudos to New Hampshire for their Common Installation Deficiencies List      [ April 20th 2009 ]
  125. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences - Fourth Quarter - October to December, 2008     [ April 16th 2009 ]
  126. Constructor, electrical contractor and supervisor fined after worker killed     [ April 8th 2009 ]
  127. Safety at Work Awards     [ April 7th 2009 ]
  128. Drywall From China Raises Health, Safety Concerns      [ March 24th 2009 ]
  129. Mike Holt's Rating of the Electrical Industry - 2009     [ March 17th 2009 ]
  130. Excellent Safety Video for Homeowners – Wired for Safety     [ March 13th 2009 ]
  131. Jury orders Ameren to pay $2.3 million to families of teens     [ March 6th 2009 ]
  132. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences - Third Quarter - July to September, 2008     [ February 20th 2009 ]
  133. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences - Second Quarter - April to June, 2008     [ January 19th 2009 ]
  134. Arc Flash Hazards Brochure     [ January 15th 2009 ]
  135. OSHA’s Position on Arc-Flash Requirements of NFPA 70E     [ January 8th 2009 ]
  136. Recall of Electrical Wiring How-to-Books by The Taunton Press     [ January 7th 2009 ]
  137. 2007 Ontario Electrical Safety Report     [ January 2nd 2009 ]
  138. Multi-Level Car Park Lightning Safety      [ December 27th 2008 ]
  139. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences - First Quarter - January to March, 2008     [ December 23rd 2008 ]
  140. The Electric Shock Drowning of Samantha Chipley     [ December 16th 2008 ]
  141. UL Warns of Counterfeit Ground Rods     [ December 5th 2008 ]
  142. Safety Matters Newsletter - Eaton     [ October 23rd 2008 ]
  143. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences - Fourth Quarter - October to December, 2007     [ September 30th 2008 ]
  144. High Voltage Switchgear Repairs Alert     [ September 26th 2008 ]
  145. NEMA's Guidance on Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment     [ September 18th 2008 ]
  146. Personal Safety Message from Mike Holt     [ September 11th 2008 ]
  147. Electrical Wire Splices Recalled Due to Shock and Fire Hazards     [ August 26th 2008 ]
  148. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences - Third Quarter - July to September, 2007     [ August 19th 2008 ]
  149. Committee Holds Hearing on Deficient Electrical Systems at U.S. Facilities in Iraq     [ August 4th 2008 ]
  150. Ferraz Shawmut Product Recall     [ July 31st 2008 ]
  151. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences - Second Quarter - April to June, 2007     [ July 29th 2008 ]
  152. Director of Safety Opportunity with NECA     [ June 24th 2008 ]
  153. Electric Shock Hazard - Dalziel     [ June 16th 2008 ]
  154. DeWALT Recalls Cordless Drills due to Fire Hazard     [ June 9th 2008 ]
  155. Counterfeit Circuit Breakers Recalled By Specialty Lamp International Due to Fire Hazard     [ June 5th 2008 ]
  156. 1998 Electrocutions Associated With Consumer Products - Memorandum     [ April 23rd 2008 ]
  157. Satellite TV Installation Gone Terribly Wrong     [ April 11th 2008 ]
  158. OSHA National News Release     [ March 26th 2008 ]
  159. Ground Fault Receptacles     [ March 24th 2008 ]
  160. A review of hazards associated with exposure to low voltages     [ March 20th 2008 ]
  161. Underwriters Laboratories Advises Consumers Regarding Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)     [ March 3rd 2008 ]
  162. Marina Electrical Safety Seminar     [ February 28th 2008 ]
  163. Important Product Safety Bulletin     [ January 30th 2008 ]
  164. Montreal-based company pleads guilty, fined $130,000     [ December 17th 2007 ]
  165. Board of Governors of Exhibition Place fined $100,000 for health and safety violation     [ December 11th 2007 ]
  166. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences - First Quarter - January to March, 2007     [ November 26th 2007 ]
  167. Product Advisory - Carlon® Ceiling Ring Mud Box Assemblies     [ November 14th 2007 ]
  168. News From CPSC - Counterfeit Square D Recall     [ November 12th 2007 ]
  169. Hubbell Product Notification to Stop Shipping and Installing     [ October 29th 2007 ]
  170. The Electrical Safety Authority Responds to Consumer Concerns About Compact Fluorescent Lamps - Revisited     [ October 17th 2007 ]
  171. Electric Shock Drowning Incidents – Marinas© - Sept. 2007     [ October 15th 2007 ]
  172. Cornell grad leaves hospital 4 days after electrical accident     [ September 17th 2007 ]
  173. Electric Shock Drowning     [ September 11th 2007 ]
  174. Mike Holt's Rating of the Electrical Industry 2nd Draft     [ August 6th 2007 ]
  175. Vocal Smoke Alarm     [ July 30th 2007 ]
  176. Fire Prompts Fire Safety Warning     [ July 13th 2007 ]
  177. Response from PowerSURE Safety Light Creator     [ June 21st 2007 ]
  178. Suspect - Counterfeit Items Awareness Training     [ June 20th 2007 ]
  179. The Electrical Safety Authority Responds to Consumer Concerns About Compact Fluorescent Lamps     [ June 11th 2007 ]
  180. Lamson & Sessions Recalls Floor Electrical Outlets Due to Shock or Electrocution Hazards     [ June 6th 2007 ]
  181. Exposed Live Parts – An Engineer’s Concerned Position     [ May 24th 2007 ]
  182. Safety in High Voltage Vaults     [ April 30th 2007 ]
  183. Distributor Safety Bulletin - Meter Base Failures     [ April 23rd 2007 ]
  184. Worlds Safest Table Saw     [ April 16th 2007 ]
  185. Electrical Incidents and Occurrences in Canada- Annual Summary for 2006     [ April 9th 2007 ]
  186. Analysis of Public Shock and Electrocution Cases     [ March 26th 2007 ]
  187. ESA Safety Alert – Unapproved Extension Cords     [ March 12th 2007 ]
  188. Important Safety Notice and Recall of the Amprobe     [ February 19th 2007 ]
  189. Mike Holt’s Rating of the Electrical Industry - February 2007     [ February 13th 2007 ]
  190. Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment     [ January 10th 2007 ]
  191. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences - Third Quarter - July to September, 2006     [ January 8th 2007 ]
  192. Tracking a Little-Known Hazard in Marina Waters     [ January 2nd 2007 ]
  193. Square D 30A & 60A General Duty Switch Product Recall     [ December 19th 2006 ]
  194. Utility Electrician Suffers Arc Flash Burns     [ December 11th 2006 ]
  195. A Health and Safety Guide for Your Workplace: Lighting at Work     [ October 23rd 2006 ]
  196. Important Product Notice from Southwire Company     [ October 9th 2006 ]
  197. 2006 Fatalgrams and Fatal Investigation Reports Metal and Nonmetal Mines     [ September 11th 2006 ]
  198. Vehicle Lightning Safety - Sun Roof     [ August 28th 2006 ]
  199. Girl, 14, electrocuted at Druid Hill Park     [ August 21st 2006 ]
  200. The Other Electrical Hazard: Electrical Arc Blast Burns     [ August 7th 2006 ]
  201. The Hazards of Electricity – Do You Know What They Are?     [ July 18th 2006 ]
  202. Free Technical Information     [ June 26th 2006 ]
  203. Pressures Developed by Arcs     [ June 19th 2006 ]
  204. Electrical Hazards Analysis     [ May 22nd 2006 ]
  205. Electrical Safety and Health Manual     [ May 15th 2006 ]
  206. The Zinsco Electrical Panels and Circuit Breakers     [ May 1st 2006 ]
  207. De Soto Youth Electrocuted, Two More Hurt     [ April 24th 2006 ]
  208. Harmonized Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters     [ March 20th 2006 ]
  209. Electrical Safety Should Never Take a Holiday     [ January 16th 2006 ]
  210. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences     [ January 5th 2006 ]
  211. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences     [ December 29th 2005 ]
  212. Tragedy Strikes Texas Church - Pastor Electrocuted in Baptistry     [ December 27th 2005 ]
  213. Current Limiting Fuse and Arc Flash     [ December 19th 2005 ]
  214. Selected Electrical Incidents and Occurrences     [ October 10th 2005 ]
  215. Electricity & Technology at the Pan-American Exposition     [ September 20th 2005 ]
  216. Woman drowns after being electrocuted     [ September 14th 2005 ]
  217. Article #1 - Mike Holt EZine Series on Arc Flash Hazards and Electrical Safety     [ August 22nd 2005 ]
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