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Our newsletters keep you "in the know" about what we are doing, provides you the latest information and updates in the electrical industry and details about our services and products that may be of interest to you.

Coming Soon!  A new site where you can manage your invoices online!

Broken Arrow Electric Supply is offering an online portal where you can pay and manage your invoices conveniently and securely.  Look for details on how to log in and activate your account. More details coming later this month.

If you have any questions, contact:

Amy Banfield - amy@baes.com Jon Hines - jonh@baes.com

the code corner

Our next class will be held on August 4th & 5th.  Our goal is to provide the necessary training while still maintaining a safe environment.  We will follow the guidelines setout by the State of Oklahoma to provide a safe gathering, allow for social distancing & provide necessary items such as hand sanitizer and masks.  Please help us by following these simple steps:  Do not attend if you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath or any symptoms related to Covid-19.  Wash your hands and use the provided hand sanitizer.  We are not requiring the use of a mask but it is preferred.

We'll continue to monitor the situation and communicate any changes in a timely manner.

If you have questions or concerns feel free to call Cyndi @ 918-258-3581.

To register for the code class click the button below.

Emergency Order signed by Governor Stitt regarding occupational licenses

The original emergency Order signed by the governor at the end of March has been extended several times. The order states that no occupational license will be considered expired until the emergency order has been lifted. The current order runs through July 27th. In effect, if you do not have CEU credit, you can continue to work under an expired license without penalty. If the current emergency order is not extended, you would have 30 days after July 27th to receive CEU credit and renew your license without penalty.  Given the fact that Covid-19 rates are still high, the emergency order may be extended again, but that has not been decided at this time.

The state electrical board meets on July 15, and will discuss whether or not to continue allowing virtual CEU classes. It is likely that they will allow Zoom type training at least until the pandemic is over, but that is not official at this time.

John Staires - National Trainers

Top Safety Items for Electricians

Hard Hats:

Before a hard hat is cleared for use, it must meet the minimum requirements set by ANSI and OSHA.

Each hard hat must have the following labels:

Hard hats are divided into 3 catergories:

  1. General (G) - for areas with voltage levels up to 2,200 volts, phase to ground.
  2. Electrical (E) - reduces that danger of contact with voltages up to 20,000 volts, phase to ground.  Most commomly used by workers exposed to high voltage environments on a daily basis.
  3. Conductive (C) - Zero protection against electrical hazards.

Best practices for hard hats should include proper fit, cleaning and inspection, proper storage, and be kept free of excessive stickers.  You should always refer to the manufacturer for storage, cleaning and maintenance guidelines.

Safety Glasses:

Choosing the right safety eyewear is crucial for proper eye protection.

Here are 3 basic steps:

  1. Look for ANSI Z87.1 certification - this standard means the choice of safety eyewear revolves around what best represents the protection needed for the specific hazards encountered in the workplace.
  2. Know common safety hazards - blunt impact, radiation, splashes and droplets, dust and small dust particles.
  3. Assess the activity - Look for the common hazards. Then, purchase eyewear specifically meant to protect against those dangers.

Insulated Tools:

Insulated tools protect workers against electrical shock and arcing and they protect the equipment being inspected or repaired.  They are required for anyone working on or near live equipment. Most hand tools have rubber or plastic on the handles. That’s not the same as offering protection from electric shock and limiting the possibility of arc faults due to short circuits. That’s what makes insulated tools different.  When selecting insulated tools be sure they are clearly labeled as such and include the voltage level of protection.