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by , on February 10, 2017
Get your arc flash and shock PPE right the first time! Learn how to choose your arc-rated gear for multiple hazards, and the features that really matter. Rather than just going for the lowest price, what do you include in a spec to get exactly what you want, and how do you layer for protection...
by , on January 26, 2017
One electrical worker has died and another is still in the hospital following a shock incident and subsequent fire in Amarillo, Texas, a few days ago. Roper Copelin, 30, died early Sunday morning at the University Medical Center Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center in Lubbock, TX. Mr. Copelin’s boss is being treated for smoke...
by , on January 26, 2017
Policemen Save Worker Shocked at Worksite Quick thinking from two Shiloh, IL, policemen helped save a construction worker’s life in October 2016. The worker’s industrial concrete saw was believed to come into contact with an energized electrical line, rendering him unconscious. He ended up lying in water about 6 in. deep. At least one other...
by , on January 24, 2017
While most New Year resolutions center around personal matters, we offer some suggestions for resolutions you might want to follow at work. These electrical safety habits are not listed in order from least to most important, or any other order, for that matter. They are simply a list of some back-to-basics best practices that are...
by , on January 17, 2017
Utilizing fall protection is an important part of the job for an electrician who works in elevated work spaces. Just recently, we published a short article on a Jacksonville worker who fell from 12 feet after receiving an electrical shock. Many other stories are out there that describe the trauma of falling from heights because...
by , on January 11, 2017
Isn’t it frustrating when you are trying to resolve a technical issue with customer service, and the representative works through a checklist without listening or understanding what’s really going on? Well, that conundrum is about to be history…at least for electrical safety! e-Hazard has launched a forum dedicated to arc flash and electrical shock, and...
by , on January 9, 2017
Upcoming Webinar I’ll be talking about proposed changes in NFPA 70E, NFPA 2112, ANSI/ISEA 107 and a new arc flash protection standard for multi-material protector gloves. The proposed changes could modify PPE purchasing specifications and buying patterns for garments, gloves, and other PPE affecting electrical & petrochemical workers. Info: When: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:00...
by , on January 5, 2017
Question: Your company provided training for us earlier this year, and I was hoping that you could help us with an electrical PPE question I had. The PPE requirements for a hazard risk category 1 state that an arc rated face shield is required. Under the footnotes in the HRC table, it states that the...
by , on January 4, 2017
The countdown to the 2017 Electrical Safety Workshop continues! If you haven’t registered already, now is the time to register as an attendee or an exhibitor for the 2017 ESW in Reno, Nevada. Info You Need to Know When: January 31 – February 3, 2017 Where: Reno, Nevada Venue: Peppermill Hotel How to register: Visit the website to register What...
by , on January 3, 2017
Here at e-Hazard, we field many phone calls from clients and potential clients concerning the need to make sure that the site’s electrical personnel are properly certified. This conversation typically evolves into a quick training session on a variety of terms and what these terms actually mean. To clarify the issue a bit, I have...
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