At Springfield Electric, we do more than deliver traditional electrical parts and services. We have the knowledge and expertise to keep your facility and employees safe. Any position that is working with electricity can be dangerous. Whether you are working with electricity directly, such as those working as contractors or in industrial services, or you are in an office or sales position and working with electricity indirectly, electrical safety is an important factor of your environment.

The Safety Experts at Springfield Electric have the knowledge and resources to help you maintain a safe job site. Springfield Electric is the partner you can trust.

Contractor Safety

While there are many industries that have interaction with electricity, construction has the highest hazard rate when it comes to electrical safety.

OSHA created an eTOOL that lists common hazards electrical contractors may encounter and possible solutions for these hazards, as well as a set of electrical standards designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions.

The leading causes of injury and fatalities in the construction industry are falls, being struck by objects, electrocution, and caught-in/between. Eliminating these causes, also know at the “Fatal Four” can save 631 lives in America every year, according to OSHA.

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Industrial Safety

There are a number of safety risks in an industrial workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 300 work-related fatalities each year, with nearly 400,000 non-fatal injuries reported annually.

The top 5 safety hazards in an industrial workplace are falls, machine guarding, powered industrial trucks, electrical, and lockout/tagout.

Safety Evaluation

Safety has a significant impact on your business. The Hubbell Safety Evaluation is a step-by-step checklist designed to help customers increase awareness of safety codes and identify potential safety problems. The Energy Experts at Springfield Electric and Hubbell are here to partner with you to “identify and correct safety hazards for reduced downtime and expense”.

This evaluation is a complementary service designed to help customers increase awareness of safety codes and potentially avoid accidents.

Arc Flash

An arc flash is an electrical accident that creates a dangerous, high-temperature explosion.

An arc flash results from an arc fault. Arc faults are caused by electricity discharging between two or more conductors that are improperly connected, such as frayed wires. Dust or moisture can also cause arcing between conductors, which explains why high-voltage power lines will glow in foggy weather.

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Safety in Wire Management

At Springfield Electric, we offer a variety of wire of different type, color, and thickness. At our wire centers, our customers can get any wire they need for their project. While our priority is always supplying you with the products you need to complete a job, we also take pride in working with vendors who package their products safely and efficiently.

Our wire centers also offer a variety of wire reels that will help keep you organized on the job, while making sure your wire stays where you want it, without the risk of rolling.

Ergonomic Hand Tools

National data suggests that a large number of injuries on a job site are attributable to hand tool use in occupational settings, resulting in unnecessary suffering, lost workdays, and economic costs.

Making the choice of using ergonomic tools can help reduce the stress on your hands, wrists, and other joints, however, it may be difficult to evaluate tools from an ergonomic point of view. A tool becomes “ergonomic” when it fits the task you are performing, and it fits your hand without causing awkward postures, harmful contact pressures, or other safety and health risks. 

If you find yourself experiencing continual muscle fatigue, swelling in the joints, numbness, or sore muscles, it might be time to replace your current tools. At Springfield Electric we have a variety of tools that can help you stay comfortable and safe while working on any job.

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Preventative Maintenance

At Springfield Electric, we understand that unplanned downtime can cost you two to three times more than schedule downtime. To help keep you up and running we have developed Preventative Maintenance Services. Through the use of Vibration Analysis and Thermal Imaging, we can help detect problems before they occur. Our Experts will help you develop and maintain a plan to help prevent downtime, and increase the life of your equipment.

The benefits of implementing an effective preventive maintenance strategy for our customers are endless. Springfield Electric not only evaluates the electrical components but mechanical components as well.

- Thermal Imaging / Infrared Thermography

- Vibration Testing & Analysis

Thermal Imaging:

Our thermal imaging preventative maintenance strategy captures both a digital and thermal image of your equipment, accumulates manufacturer data (model, serial number, etc.), provides detailed reports on the condition of your equipment, and maintains historical data of your equipment.

Thermal Imaging provides early detection of impending problems, helps schedule down time, supports a safe working environment, provides cost savings, and improves operational efficiency. Provides detail reports on the condition of your equipment and maintains historical data of your equipment. 

Vibration Analysis: 

Vibration analysis is an essential component in condition monitoring and plant reliability. It can help you gain an understanding into the health of your equipment, reduce plant down time, and improve overall plant efficiency.

Springfield Electric SPM system analyzes two different measures of vibration in order to calculate the vibration spectrum. These spectra provided extensive information and is critical to developing a well-organized plan in order to get the most from your readings. In order to successfully use vibration data for condition monitoring, it is important to establish a good baseline.  The need to filter out natural frequency’s and capture good information from the beginning is critical. Our Experts will help you establish a baseline for the equipment you need to keep you facility running.

Panduit VeriSafe™ Absence of Voltage Tester

VeriSafe is the first-of-its-kind voltage tester that determines the absence of voltage with just a push of a button. This revolutionary 2018 NFPA 70E compliant product automates the required six-step testing process in about ten seconds, enabling your plant to operate faster, safer, and more efficiently. Simplify safety with the superior technology of VeriSafe.

Keeping up and complying with constantly changing regulations is a challenge for all industrial leaders. That’s why it’s important to have a partner like Panduit, a leader in electrical infrastructure solutions for over 60 years.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

You take your safety very seriously on the job site. While you work hard to take daily precautions that keep you and your coworkers safe, personal protective equipment (PPE) can be an additional layer of protection while you are at work. The proper personal protective equipment (PPE) can help protect against excessive noise, debris, sharp objects, chemical spills, and other workplace safety hazards.
At Springfield Electric we offer a wide variety of safety equipment, from hard hats, respirators, and gloves, to earplugs, high-vis apparel, and fall protection.

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