Houston Electrician Safety
Safety. Our Top Priorty
Sterling Wiring Solutions commitment to safety is a top priority. Safety is such a serious and important matter that the owners of Sterling Wiring Solutions have another business named Live Line Electrical Safety Services that tests electrical PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), sells electrical PPE, & trains in electrical safety. It also contains the only PPE testing laboratory serving the Greater Houston Area for 200 miles. We understand and respect the importance of safety, especially when it comes to our workers and ensuring the safety of the equipment that they use everyday.
We Are #1 In Safety Training and Practices
Our technicians are overseen and instructed by the Safety Manager who is an authorized OSHA trainer with extensive knowledge in both General 1910 and Construction 1926 industries. All technicians employed at Sterling Wiring Solutions are required to obtain 1910 General Industry OSHA 10 cards, Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) cards, Basic Plus safety training, First Aid, CPR, AED, Self Propelled/Aerial lift and OSHA 1910.331-1910.335/NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 70E electrical safety training. Whatever task is at hand, the employee will always have a plan, always know how to assess and analyze the potential hazards and know how to approach and mitigate the hazards for each task at hand so that at the end of the day everyone is safe and can go home to their loved ones.
Prepared For The Worst
Arc flashes can cause injuries, deaths, lawsuits, fines, equipment damage, facility downtime and lost production. At Sterling we train our employees on the importance of safety in order to stop these dangerous hazards from occurring and it is why the owners specialize in safety with the PPE testing laboratory. There is absolutely no excuse for employees to use outdated or non-compliant PPE. All of Sterling Wiring's PPE is tested and inspected in compliance with OSHA, no company can compare. Below you will find links to our EMR (Experience Modification Rate) for you to see our stellar track record in safety for yourself. No one is perfect and humans make mistakes, but at Sterling Wiring we give all of our employees the tools and knowledge to stop mistakes from happening. We make it a top priority to ensure that all of our employees stay as safe as they possibly can. By utilizing their training and safety practices we strive to be our very best and to improve in EHS (Environmental & Health Safety) everyday.
Arc Flash Safety
Arc flashes are an extremely dangerous burst of electricity as the result of an electric arc. When an arc flash occurs it shoots out a broad spectrum of electromagnetic energy, plasma, fragments and other dangerous molten materials.
Dangers Of An Arc Flash
- Light - During an arc flash an extremely violent burst of light is emitted which can be as harmful as staring into the sun on a bright sunny day and could potentially cause lasting damage to your retinas.
- Heat - The temperature of an arc flash can get as high as 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit, or 4X hotter than that of the sun! Since arc flashes can reach around a workers position it is also very important to have a full 360° of protection around the worker. In addition, such a rapidly hot environment can instantly melt and vaporize surrounding metals and other materials around the worker which could then emit toxic fumes around the worker. Therefore the use of a fully enclosed arc flash suit is extremely important.
- Arc Blast- Superheated air and vaporized solids around the arc expand out from the fault at supersonic speeds. Arc blasts also blast out sound waves that are loud enough to cause permanent damage to a workers ear drums and hearing.
Where Do Arc Flashes Occur?
Arc flashes can happen abruptly without notice with or without the presence of an electrician. They can occur in any location where electricity is present including residential, industrial and commercial buildings. Any location where electricity is present including residential, industrial and commercial buildings are at risk of an arc flash. An arc flash can happen in the presence of old rusting equipment, conductive dust build-up, carelessly placed tools, or unsafe work procedures. Even a moist spiderweb can conduct enough electricity for an arc flash to occur!