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Electrical SafetyElectrical Safety StandardsNFPAOSHA Electrical Safety Interpretations

Insulated tools provide an added layer of protection for electrical workers who find themselves working within the restricted boundary mentioned in NFPA 70E (130.4(D)). As many electrical personnel are aware of, an electrician who is working in compliance with NFPA 70E cannot be inside of the restricted approach boundary unless

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International Arc Flash StandardsNFPASpeaking Events

The whirlwind of conference activity has not slowed down at the e-Hazard and Arcwear office! In the past two weeks, both companies have exhibited their services in both Atlanta and Louisville. This week Arcwear will be at IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) Expo in California answering questions about arc flash testing and

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NFPAPPE Personal Protective Equipment

In June of this year, a 47-year-old Siemens employee died while performing routine electrical maintenance work. While the cause of his death has not yet been released, he had come in contact with a wire while performing testing work at an AK Steel substation in Ashland, KY. A spokesperson said

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NFPASeminars and Webinars

Hugh Hoagland will be the presenter for another webinar this summer. This will be a free 1-hour presentation when Hugh answers questions that have come up about NFPA 70E 2015 changes, and addresses questions that most commonly arise in the electrical industry concerning PPE. * Arc flash study reduction for equipment

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NFPAStandard News (ASTM)

Hugh Hoagland and Stacy Klausing have explained the changes concerning 2015 NFPA and OSHA 1910.269 standards. This blog briefly touches on some of the topics they cover. One change in the NFPA 70E is that the term “Hazard Risk Category” (HRC) has been replaced by “PPE level” or “arc rated

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NFPAStandard News (ASTM)

NFPA 70E is the Standard for Electrical Safety in the workplace. If you think the NFPA 70E could use some rewording, include more information, or have some information taken out, the public has a chance to bring their two cents worth to the committee’s attention. This is the window of

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Burning QuestionsNFPA

Q:  When a qualified worker opens a control panel to reset a fault condition on a motor drive or observe PLC status lights AND is within the ARC FLASH BOUNDARY, is the worker considered to be performing live work which requires Arc Rated PPE? No other interface with equipment and/or

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Hugh Hoagland and Stacy Klausing, M.Sc. are named as voting members of the technical committee for NFPA 2112 Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for the Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire. The technical committee is responsible for the development of both the NFPA 2112 and NFPA 2113 documents. Hugh Hoagland

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Burning QuestionsElectrical SafetyElectrical Safety StandardsNFPA

Every week we have questions from our readers (you) about electrical safety and standards. It just so happens that we love answering these questions with information that is both accurate and educational.  Have questions?  We have answers.  We would love to hear from you!   We have three ways to

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Arc Flash Training ArticlesNFPASeminars and Webinars

e-Hazard’s Low Voltage Qualified Person 8-hour training course  is making a difference in Hawaii! Government and private sector employees went to Oahu and took the LV course to meet OSHA & NFPA 70E standards. Now they will be better able to help employers keep their employees safe around electrical equipment

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