Mining Safety: MSHA Certification and Mining Acts

Mining Safety, MSHA Certification   Mining safety has been looked upon with growing concern for over a hundred years. This is due to, it's dangerous working conditions. In addition to its highly unstable ground. Consequently, the introduction…

Wire Harness Testing: Striving for Perfection at Falconer Electronics

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Consistency as well as accurate Wire Harness Testing contributes significantly to our successful customer relationships.  Especially since wire Harness Manufacturing and Assembly runs through our veins. As a result, we have built literally…
Recertified

Falconer Electronics Recertified for Safety By SHARP

FALCONER — Falconer Electronics has been recertified into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, also known as SHARP, for maintaining a workplace safety and health program among the most-effective in the nation. The recertification…

Canadian Standards Association (C.S.A.)

History of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Sir John Kennedy, founded the Canadian Standards Association, in 1919. He was Chairman of the Civil Engineers’ Canadian Advisory Committee. C.S.A. was first established as the Canadian Engineering…
ETL Certification Benefits

ETL Certification Benefits Falconer Electronics

Obtaining an ETL Certification benefits all parties involved. The list includes the manufacturer, distributors, retailers as well as the end user or consumer. An ETL certification provides the stamp of approval representing high quality and…

UL- Underwriters Laboratories

History of UL In 1894 William Henry Merrill founded Underwriters Laboratories. Otherwise known as UL for short. “Underwriters’ Electrical Bureau” was its original name. Then, in 1903 they published their first literature on safety.…
safety certifications

Certification: An Important Priority For Electronic Safety

Certification of Electrical products is crucial. Certification results in a guarantee of superior quality. Therefore, the regulation of electrical products is to ensure safety. Additionally, certification offers compliance with environmental…
Safety

15 Important Safety Tips for Outlet Strips

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Safety for Outlet Strips             Outlet strips have many different uses in everyday life. They have many safety features as well. These features keep everyone safe. Extension cord, power strip or surge protector devices provide…

Wire Harness Safety Plays a Critical Role with Electronics Manufacturing

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Welcome to National Electrical Safety Month. Yes, May serves as the month to promote National Electrical Safety. Of course, we all should adhere to electrical safety each and every day. As a Wire Harness Manufacturer, we can certainly attest…
UL Standards

UL Listings at Falconer Electronics

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As we continue our series on New Product Development, a key component with the process includes obtaining certification at UL Standards. In the last post we discussed "The Importance of UL, CSA, and ETL Safety Certifications". Earning UL listings…
safety certifications

The Importance of UL, CSA, and ETL Safety Certifications

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Safety and Certifications Importance As we continue our series on New Product Development, the next stage includes obtaining certifications for product safety. Safety and Certifications are an important aspect of any business. Not only to the…
Grounding

Grounding: Electrical Safety or Teenage Angst

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Grounding? You mean I'm grounded?! The word "grounding" is certainly never one you want to hear as a teenager. Especially from your parents. Grounding means no car. No smartphones, tablets or other devices. No sleepovers. You are basically…
Surge

Surge Protectors, Why Are They Important?

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What is a Surge? A surge is an increase in voltage significantly above the design level in a flow of electricity. Any household product can also cause a power surge in homes. The main causes can be from a storm or single lightning strike near…

Staying Grounded on Groundhog Day: No Toasters in the Tub Please

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Groundhog Day! A wonderful time of year. Ski and snowboarding season is still at full throttle. Yet, the whispers of spring are just around the corner. Not to mention, a reminder of one of our favorite movies of all time, Groundhog Day. A classic…

Falconer Electronics Maintains SHARP Certification

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From left, Tim Songin, Safety Compliance account manager; Gary Baumann, Falconer Electronics; Cheryl Stanford, Falconer Electronics; Jan Jackson, Falconer Electronics; and Roger Hall, Falconer Electronics founder and president; outside of…

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

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The Holiday Tree   Everyone knows Christmas isn't the same without a tree. There are things you can do this holiday to ensure that your tree stays a beautiful decoration and does not become the subject of your disaster holiday stories.…
NEMA

What is NEMA?

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers. They were founded in 1926 in Rosslyn, Virginia. The manufacturers involved also create a diverse set…
RoHS

RoHS: What is it and Why is it Significant to Electrical Manufacturers

What is RoHS? The abbreviation RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. In the beginning, RoHS was put in place, to restrict the use of certain materials in Europe. This was due to their hazardous nature. Therefore, the use…
Outdoor

Wiring in Outdoor Stadiums

       Safety is a big priority when It comes to all outdoor sports. This is especially important when it comes to an outdoor stadium. There are many different factors to consider when…
lead-free

10 Things NOT To Do While Holding a Soldering Iron

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Avoiding Grief and Pain When Using Your Soldering Iron In a recent blog post, we discussed soldering safety tips. Our team brings over 100 years of experience with soldering circuit boards. Over the years, we have learned the best practices…

Soldering Safety Tips at Falconer Electronics: 14 Tips

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Soldering Safety Tips Hand soldering printed circuit boards takes tremendous skill, patience, and expertise. As we discussed in a previous blog post, our team at Falconer Electronics has over 100 years of soldering printed circuit board experience.…

Wiring Harness UL Traceability Program

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Wiring Harness UL Traceability Program The Wiring Harness UL Traceability Program allows manufacturers of finished goods to accept wiring harnesses manufactured off site or at a third party. Maintaining supply chain integrity while adhering…

Printed Circuit Board Safety

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Printed Circuit Board Safety Printed Circuit Board Safety has been a serious concern in our industry. Especially, with the vast growth and development over the years. There are many safety issues when assembling and producing printed circuit…

SHARP Program

SHARP Program The acronym SHARP stands for Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program. The SHARP program works with small businesses who have made a commitment to operate an exemplary injury and illness prevention program. There are…

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created to help insure the safety and health of all workers. It was created at the same time as the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. OSHA and the Occupational Safety…
ETL Certification - Commercial Power Strips

ETL Certification with Commercial Power Strips

  Falconer Electronics Gains ETL Certification for Major Retailer in Time for Christmas In August 2016, a Fortune 500 retailer contacted Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) to tackle a time-sensitive commercial power strip project. This major…