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…