chile-speaking-engagement
by , on November 28, 2016
November 29-30, I’ll be speaking at one of the facilities of Chilquinta Energy in Chile. The participants will be representatives from 40 different companies in the electrical utilities, mining industry, and oil & gas industries. It’s an honor to speak to these industry leaders about electrical safety and arc flash.  Our passion is for everyone...
esw-louisville
by , on November 28, 2016
Amid holiday preparations and time off from work, one of the last things we may be thinking of is next year’s Electrical Safety Conference. Don’t dismiss the thought too quickly. In 2017, the Electrical Safety Workshop will take place in January, just 10 short months since the 2016 Workshop. Mark your calendars! When: January 31 –...
eye_contact lens
by , on November 23, 2016
Questions still arise about how safe it is to wear contact lenses when working in an area that poses an arc flash risk. Fake News Even in Safety…. A story still circulating around the workplace is about a U.S. worker who was wearing his contact lenses when he was exposed to a welding arc. According...
jeans-construction-worker
by , on November 18, 2016
While we do not endorse any fabric or garment, we do seek to let you know when unique products reach the market.  Here is another one. Workrite Uniform Co. has developed a new Dickies FR denim jean line using Mount Vernon FR’s flame resistant (FR) fabric. The mid-weight denim collection features a 13-ounce FR fabric...
ar-cap-1
by , on November 16, 2016
The Fallen Linemen Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting line workers and the families of line workers who have been killed or severely injured on the job.  The organization also works on consolidating and sharing injury and accident information to help foster safe work environments for everyone who works around electricity. There are approximately 200,000...
ClassRoom
by , on November 9, 2016
To better serve our customers who employ and train Spanish-speaking workers, e-Hazard now has a Spanish version of our Low Voltage Qualified Electrical Safety Training class. More focus has been given to electrical safety in the past few decades. The number of work-related fatalities has gone down. Manufacturers of personal protective equipment are directing more...
brians-story-ppe
by , on October 25, 2016
Brian’s story may be nothing new to you. But that doesn’t make his experience less harrowing or the message any less significant. His story needs to be told to as many electrical workers as we can reach. e-Hazard, in collaboration with Brian, a recent e-Hazard Train the Trainer graduate, has produced a 4-minute video recounting...
hard-hat-on-notebook
by , on October 20, 2016
Personal protective equipment has traditionally been designed and manufactured to fit most men. In the past, when women and smaller men were given PPE that did not fit properly, they either put up with the size differences or “rigged” the PPE to make it more usable. In 1999, OSHA  published a report titled, “Women in the...
BurningQuestions
by , on October 13, 2016
Question: I am having trouble reconciling OHSA 1926 Arc Flash requirements with Table 410-1 in the new 2017 NESC.  In addition to the problems with notes 7 and 8 that are retained in the 2017 version of the NESC Table 410-1, there are at least two and perhaps three questionable testing references used for Table...
substation
by , on October 12, 2016
Powerpoint Engineering is hosting the Substation Safety Conference this November 8-9, 2016. I’ll be representing Arcwear and will be speaking on Arc Flash PPE Testing Lessons for End Users Based on IEC and ASTM Test Methods.  The focus of the conference will be on legislation, best practice, operator safety, and equipment safety. The conference will...
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