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April 2012 Newsletter

Demystifying the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
We’ve all seen ground-fault circuit interrupters or GFCIs at home near sinks in the bathroom and kitchen; but what exactly does a GFCI do, how does it work and where are they required?

Four Things Every Contractor Should Know About the EMR
Despite its impact and importance, far too many contractors do not have a solid understanding of what that number means, how it’s computed, and how their own decisions can impact it.

OSHA Revises Hazard Communication Standard
To better protect workers from hazardous chemicals, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the United Nations' global chemical labeling system.

Gas Cylinders Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard.

GFCI Virtual Demonstration
A "GFCI" is a ground fault circuit interrupter designed to protect people from severe or fatal electric shocks. Contact a qualified electrician immediately if you experience trouble with a GFCI outlet in your home or business. Video provided courtesy of the Electrical Safety Foundation International.


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