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Your family is your top priority. Your safety is ours.

The safety of you and your team is the result of the choices you make every day. Staying informed when selecting test tools, protective equipment and safety procedures enables you to make the right decisions.

Fluke test tools are dropped, shocked, short-circuited, injected with thousands of volts of electricity and forced to endure extreme temperatures before they land in your toolbox. Our commitment to quality ensures your Fluke tool meets the highest standard of safety.

Join us in the commitment to working safely. Explore the free safety training and resources below to continue learning.

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How to know what PPE to wear

How to know what PPE to wear

Knowing what personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear helps keep workers heading home safely after each day on a job site. Read the article to learn how to set up a PPE plan that meets NFPA 70E guidelines and make sure everyone is wearing the proper safety gear for their situation.

Preparing safe test tools for real-world use

Preparing safe test tools for real-world use

To meet the demands of today’s high-energy, high-hazard workplace, Fluke continues to improve our test tools to make them safer and more reliable. Read on to learn about our testing protocol.

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    Avoiding Incidents and Investigations Through Prevention and Protection

    Avoiding incidents and investigations through prevention and protection

  • Fluke Insulated Tools

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    Insulated electrical tools are critical for electrical safety.
  • 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.
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    Electrical PPE - personal protection equipment

    Prevent electrocution with electrical PPE requirements and learn the four types of PPE for electrical work.
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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    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.

  • Fluke Two Pole Voltage and Continuity Tester

    3 ways the Fluke 2 Pole Voltage Tester keeps you safe

    Learn how the best-selling Fluke 2 Pole electrical tester can help you safely check live voltage on double pole circuit breakers.
  • 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

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    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.

  • How TwistGuard multimeter test leads keep you safe

    How TwistGuard multimeter test leads keep you safe

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  • Electrical Safety Testing, Part 1, Figure 1

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  • Curb Explosive Potential with Intrinsically Safe Tools

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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

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    Differences in voltage testers could be shocking

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  • Targeting Safety in Photovoltaic System Installation and Maintenance

    Targeting Safety in Photovoltaic System Installation and Maintenance

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  • Fluke Lab Tortures Test Tools So Technicians Feel No Pain

    Fluke Lab Tortures Test Tools So Technicians Feel No Pain

    Fluke Lab Tortures Test Tools So Technicians Feel No Pain

  • Don't be a statistic

    Don't be a statistic

    Understand the real dangers of arc flash, how to protect yourself from it and the standards for protection. Learn how to visually inspect your equipment and test your leads and probes.

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    Tech tips: safety at an asphalt plant

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  • Arc Flash Videos and Electrical Safety Videos

    Arc Flash Videos and Electrical Safety Videos

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    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.