Continue your professional development by reading electrical publications regularly. As a small business owner, you need all the advantages you can get to stay one step ahead of your competition. The wealth of knowledge you gain from these publications affords you the opportunity to improve service to your customers and maintain a profitable business.
Reading electrical industry trade publications will help ensure you always know what's going on. Consider the following sources as you start researching different electrical publications for the ones that best serve your needs:
1. Rely on a pertinent book as a valuable electrical industry publication.
2. Stay current on trends, news and events with electrical industry and electrician magazines.
3. Use other electrical publications to your advantage.
Purchase books as useful trade publications for electriciansElectrician books make sound reference additions to your library. Make certain that you keep the latest reference books on hand, since the National Fire Protection Association updates the electrical code and regulations frequently.
Subscribe to or bookmark your favorite magazines for electricians and others in the industryAn electrical industry or electrician magazine can provide you with quick access to facts, figures, events, advice and tips to help you build and improve your business.
Use other electrical publications when you need specific answersAn electrical publication like a report, online article, newspaper or newsletter can provide you with abundant information when you've got a question you want answered.
Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health to view single-topic electrical industry publications. Most of the articles in the eLCOSH library deal with safety for electrical workers, so you may want to pass this link on to your employees. Also visit the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health website to read online electrical industry and electrician publications regarding safety. If you work in the western half of the country, subscribe to Electrical News, an electric industry publication geared primarily toward electrical building contractors and plant maintenance engineers. The twice-monthly newspaper includes regional news, calendar events, people profiles, company feature stories and product releases. Subscribe to the electrician publication The Informer. This bi-monthly newsletter covers the National Electric Code with articles on building inspections, safety/tools, apprenticeship training, electrical history, business law, electrical exam questions/solutions and new products.
- Title a new folder Electrical Publications and place it on your desktop for quick access. You can place several titles from this guide in the folder for immediate access.
- Order your tabs for your NEC code book for quick reference ability on the job.