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Putting Safety First: A Moral Imperative

Putting Safety First: A Moral Imperative

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA Mark Kohorst, Senior Manager, Environment, Health & Safety, NEMA The safe and effective use of electrical and medical imaging products touches the life of every American in a significant way every day. NEMA’s guiding principles are based on this premise; they encompass standards…

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Lamp Recycling Heads in New Direction

Lamp Recycling Heads in New Direction

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mark Kohorst, Senior Manager, Environment, Health & Safety, NEMA When it comes to safety, recycling spent lamps is far preferable to disposing them. In 2014, Washington became the third state, after Maine and Vermont, to enact a mandate for lamp manufacturers to develop and implement a recycling program for…

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Electrical Fatalities Go Down, Nonfatal Injuries Go Up

Electrical Fatalities Go Down, Nonfatal Injuries Go Up

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Brett Brenner, President, ESFI According to a new report released by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), the annual incidence of workplace electrical fatalities continues to decline, while nonfatal electrical injuries sharply increased in 2015. Compiled by ESFI, the “Workplace Electrical Injuries and Fatalities Report” examines data from the…

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Coming Soon: Guide on Evaluating Earthquake-Damaged Equipment

Coming Soon: Guide on Evaluating Earthquake-Damaged Equipment

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA Long a leader in helping communities recover from the effects of natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes, NEMA strives to make electrical safety a top priority during the reconstruction of flooded communities. NEMA’s Guide to Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment, which was…

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Closing the Gaps in Medical Imaging Maintenance

Closing the Gaps in Medical Imaging Maintenance

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Peter Weems, Director, Policy and Strategy, MITA If all service providers applied appropriate service and maintenance programs, potential gaps in the quality of medical imaging equipment performance would be greatly reduced or eliminated at provider facilities. Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only regulates service activities performed…

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Running through Emergency Lighting

Running through Emergency Lighting

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Tony Campbell, Director, Brand Management, Dual-Lite, and Compass, Hubbell Lighting Brands If you think about it, one of the most dangerous places to be in is a confined space in an unfamiliar public building. Theaters, arenas, casinos, and other venues for entertainment encourage relaxation, yet these settings often have…

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Carbon Monoxide Detection: Past, Present, and Future

Carbon Monoxide Detection: Past, Present, and Future

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Wendy Gifford, Consultant, Codes, Standards, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Nest Labs, Inc. John Steele, Director of State Government Affairs, Tyco International (U.S.) Inc. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and toxic gas that leaks into the air from the malfunctioning furnaces, hot water heaters, stoves, fireplaces, and…

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Life Safety Relies on Code Adoption

Life Safety Relies on Code Adoption

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Richard Roberts, Industry Affairs Manager, Honeywell  Security and Fire The public is safer as a result of the 2015 editions of the International Fire Code (IFC), International Building Code (IBC), and International Building Code (IRC). Collectively known as the I-Codes, they protect the public by incorporating the latest advancements…

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MITA Urges Congress to Reauthorize User Fee Program

MITA Urges Congress to Reauthorize User Fee Program

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry.   Diane Wurzburger, executive of regulatory affairs at GE Healthcare, testified on behalf of the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) on March 28 at the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA IV) negotiations hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health….

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Advocating for Carbon Monoxide Detection in Oregon

Advocating for Carbon Monoxide Detection in Oregon

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Manager, Government Relations NEMA’s Fire, Life Safety, Security, and Emergency Communications Section engages in state-level advocacy each year to promote the adoption of life and fire safety requirements. A current example is underway in Oregon, where the section has retained a lobbyist to advocate for two legislative…

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NEMA Puts Safety First

NEMA Puts Safety First

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Kevin J. Cosgriff, President and CEO, NEMA Foremost among NEMA values is the safe manufacture of products that integrate cutting edge technology with relentless quality control. From regulation to legislation and from public relations to public education, NEMA members demonstrate that safety is a daily priority for the industry….

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