Job sites are often hazardous environments to work in. 3 of the top 25 construction site hazards per the National Association of Home Builders are concerned with electrical connections. One hazard titled “General Electronics Requirements” says that not using N.E.M.A. (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) rated electrical equipment is hazardous and can end in OSHA citations. Twist and Seal is N.E.M.A. tested and certified. Testing including shooting powerful water cannons at the Twist and Seal with a live electrical connection, as well as rain, snow, and sleet tests. Twist and Seal met or exceeded all N.E.M.A. standards for part 250-3R.
Twist and Seal has also been tested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Twist and Seal complies with U.S. Federal Hazardous Substances Act, CFR 1500.44. as well as Standards 16 CFR 1500 (.48, .49, .51, .52, .53) 16 CFR 1501 and CH-E1002-08.1.
All handheld tools to be grounded or double-insulated. ground fault circuit interrupters (GFI) or an assured equipment grounding conductor program should be in use. With Twist and Seal in place a safe workplace has been created in consideration of electrical components.
Also special consideration was taken in selected the right color for the construction styled Twist and Seal. Job site safety is important to everyone and that is why Twist and Seal is also offered in Safety (blaze) orange. Twist and Seal was also designed to be tough. Drop test’s have included dropping Twist and Seals’ from heights of 15, 20, and up to 25 feet. What good would a product be if it could not handle the demands of a true construction site environment. Another key feature about the Twist and Seal drop test, is that when dropped from these heights the Twist and Seal does not shatter or break into small pieces.
Occupational safety is important to everyone. Nobody wants to get hurt while at work. Constructions sites are often noisy, susceptible to the elements and lighting can often be an issue. With Twist and Seal in place though, workers can be certain that their tools will be safeguarded by Twist and Seals’ electrical cord connection protection abilities.