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Learn safety first. Think safety first.

Learn safety first. Think safety first.

Stay connected to safe tools and safe workplaces through information about protective equipment, test tools, and safety procedures. Fluke engineers use safety as their foundation when building and testing your tools. These products have been dropped, shocked, short-circuited, injected with thousands of volts of electricity and forced to endure extreme temperatures before they land in your toolbox.

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  • 2020 Electrical Safety Stats

    2021 Electrical Safety Stats

  • ARTICLE: Safe isolation - 1

    Safe isolation procedures for low voltage installations

    Isolating circuits and equipment require a thorough risk assessment—these tips are a good starting point. Free downloadable visual guide suggests 12 steps for isolating circuits.
  • Curb Explosive Potential with Intrinsically Safe Tools

    Curb Explosive Potential with Intrinsically Safe Tools

    Curb explosive potential with intrinsically safe tools. For those who work in industries where flammable materials are present—such as petrochemical and pharmaceutical plants, oil platforms, refineries, pipelines, and mining—the potential for an explosion is a daily reality. All it takes is a flammable material coming into contact with air and an ignition source.
  • Differences in voltage testers could be shocking

    Differences in voltage testers could be shocking

    Thresholds between solenoid-based testers and electronic testers are markedly different and carry consequences for safety and convenience.

  • Detecting critical inductive heating problems

    Detecting critical inductive heating problems

    Inductive heating, which typically occurs when phase conductors are routed around metal mounting channels, supports, or braces, can cause catastrophic and deadly failures in electrical distribution and control equipment.

  • Tough Places, Tough Tools

    Tough Places, Tough Tools

    Out on the job site, concrete finishers stand ready to shape wet ready-mix into a new stretch of highway. Mixer trucks are lined up at the concrete batch plant,waiting to take on their loads. But hold on—an electrical problem has shut down the plant. It's time to call Keithly Electric.

  • Electrician cuts time in arc flash zone in half with wireless tools

    Electrician cuts time in arc flash zone in half with wireless tools

    Working on live circuits is probably most electricians' least favorite task. But sometimes it's the only way to get the job done.

  • IEC Category Ratings: Use the Right Tools for the Job

    IEC Category Ratings: Use the Right Tools for the Job

    IEC Category Ratings: Use the Right Tools for the Job.As with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), using the proper tools for the job can help keep electrical workers safe.

  • Why You Care: Mixed Cabinet Electronics and Power

    Why You Care: Mixed Cabinet Electronics and Power

    Mixing higher voltage 480-volt three-phase cables in the same cabinet as lower voltage 24- or 120-volt control wiring and communication cabling can result in erratic operation or even complete failure of electronic equipment inside the cabinet. Knowing what is inside the cabinet before you open it, the specific wiring issues to look for once inside, what values to measure, and simple ways to correct problems can help alleviate many erratic and sometimes "mysterious" control and communication issues on the plant floor.
  • Targeting Safety in Photovoltaic System Installation and Maintenance

    Targeting Safety in Photovoltaic System Installation and Maintenance

    Late on a Sunday afternoon the Kern County Fire Department responded to a call at a store on Rosedale Highway in Bakersfield, California. Crews found that a row of solar panels on the roof had caught fire. Some of the panels were still live when the crew arrived, so the fire crew had to take extra precautions until electrical power could be disconnected.

  • How to clean your Fluke tools

    How to clean your Fluke tools

  • Tips and tools for social distancing at work

    Tips and tools for social distancing at work

    New workplace social distancing guidelines means that businesses must re-imagine their technology infrastructure to support the new normal.
  • 3 key principles to build a strong culture of safety

    3 key principles to build a strong culture of safety

    How to cultivate a company culture where employees take the necessary steps to build a culture of safety
  • Fluke PPE Face Shield

    From Test Tools to Face Shields: How Fluke is Adapting to Assist in the Fight Against COVID-19

    Learn how Fluke shifted resources to meet the global demand for PPE face shields in the fight against COVID-19.
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Electrical Workers

    The busy person’s guide to assessing risk and using Energized Electrical Work Permits (EEWPs)

    How to perform risk assessments when using Energized Electrical Work Permits (EEWPs). Anyone working with electricity is responsible for electrical safety and identifying hazards.
  • Teaching Materials

    Guide to Digital Multimeter Safety

    Take digital multimeter safety precautions to handle the conditions found in your work environment. Understand multimeter CAT ratings and ingress protection (IP) codes.
  • Digital multimeter CAT rating

    Understanding the arc flash boundary

    The arc flash boundary is the minimum “safe” distance from exposed energized conductors or circuit parts that has the potential for an arc flash. The required arc-rated clothing and PPE increases rapidly as a worker approaches the potential source of an arc flash
  • Arc flash vs arc blast

    Arc flash vs arc blast

    Arc flash vs arc blast. When an arc fault occurs, the result is a massive electrical explosion. The light and heat emitted by the explosion is known as the arc flash, and the pressure wave is known as the arc blast.
  • Arc Flash Videos and Electrical Safety Videos

    Arc Flash Videos and Electrical Safety Videos

    Watch Fluke electrical safety videos. Avoid dangerous arc flash explosion accidents and other deadly industrial electrical shock hazards. Select the right PPE, design and test standards, NPFA PPE table method.
  • Electrical safety myth #1

    Four myths about electrical safety that may surprise you

    Following electrical safety regulations in industrial plants is critical. But myths about electrical safety are rampant. Understand the facts vs myths about working in energized systems.
  • Fluke Insulated Tools

    Why insulated tools are important

    Insulated electrical tools are critical for electrical safety.
  • Fluke environmental safety lab

    Electrical safety standards

    To meet the demands of today’s high-energy, high-hazard workplace, quality manufacturers like Fluke continue to improve their test instruments to make them safer and more reliable.
  • Electrical Safety Testing, Part 1, Figure 1

    Part 1: Electrical testing safety - Preparing for absence of voltage testing

    Placing electrical equipment or systems in an electrically-safe work condition might seem simple, but there are several factors to consider.

  • Photovoltaic installation standards and certification

    Photovoltaic installation standards and certification

    The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) offers certifications and certificate programs geared toward renewable energy professionals throughout North America, including a certification program for solar electric installers.

  • How TwistGuard multimeter test leads keep you safe

    How TwistGuard multimeter test leads keep you safe

    Fluke TwistGuard™ Test Leads:safer, tougher, more versatile

  • How to Go Home Safely at the End of the Day

    How to Go Home Safely at the End of the Day

    Electrical safety requirements for using digital multimeters per OSHA and NFPA 70E

  • Top 5 safety tools for preventing arc flash

    Top 5 safety tools for preventing arc flash

    Limiting workers’ exposure to electrical hazards like arc flash or electrocution is a solid foundation for any electrical safety program. Combine that mindset with the right non-contact tools and more electrical workers will be kept out of harm’s way.

  • NEC now requires available fault current labeling

    NEC now requires available fault current labeling

    The effective date of the latest version (the 2011 edition) of NFPA 70: National Electric Code” (NEC) was August 25, 2010. It was published in September 2010.

  • Tech tips: safety at an asphalt plant

    Tech tips: safety at an asphalt plant

    Avoiding arc flash hazard at an asphalt plant where safety is a top expectation, with the use of Fluke wireless tools.

  • Worker locking equipment as a safety procedure

    10 dumb things smart people do when testing electricity

    Anyone who makes their living by working with electricity quickly develops a healthy respect for anything with even a remote chance of being "live." Yet the pressures of the getting a job done on time or getting a mission-critical piece of equipment back on line can result in carelessness and uncharacteristic mistakes by even the most seasoned electrician.