by , on December 7, 2017
This test method is intended for determining the heat attenuation factor (HAF) of a shield material and the effective heat attenuation factor (EHAF) at the location of the worker in a specific test set up. These shields are used by some utilities for switching padmount gear when it may have an arc flash potential and...
by , on November 29, 2017
Kinectrics announced that the newest release of their arc flash hazard analysis software – ArcPro 3.0 – is available for sale worldwide. The software is based on decades of experience in the field including Kinectrics High Current lab used for arc flash testing for customers throughout the world. It is the ONLY software specifically recommended...
by , on November 22, 2017
Many people think of a refinery as a potential place for a flash fire, and many would have thought this hazard had been “engineered out” at this location. Here is how things happen. Most of the engineering out of the hazard is for operations, but maintenance can often bypass, or render ineffective, the safety engineering....
by , on November 21, 2017
Question: Some of our workers want to wear metal eye glass frames with side shields for doing electrical work. Is this allowed by OSHA or NFPA 70E? Answer: (We wanted to play the Guess Who’s “These Eyes” for while you were reading our response, but our copyright department nixed it!) The question often arises about...
by , on November 20, 2017
Question: The new requirement for the Job Safety Plan is that it needs to be documented. How long are we required to keep this documentation? For the duration of the job? Monthly? Answer: NFPA 70E – 2018® requires that the Job Safety Plan (JSP) be documented. In order to understand the duration of the documentation...
by , on November 16, 2017
Date: November 30, 2017 Time: 1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. Pacific) The new NFPA 70E has many changes for implementation in an electrical safety program. This webinar will be a guide for implementation but will focus on some subtle changes that are necessary for specifying PPE. Register here.
by , on November 14, 2017
Three recent events have spurred me to write a little about sharing incident investigations. OSHA delayed its rule on web based incident reporting which could greatly increase the information on accident data to mine for tweaking regulations and for company’s best practice outcomes. The IEEE-ESW Construction Electrical Safety Workshop kicked off in Washington, DC provoked...
by , on November 14, 2017
The Advanced Arc Flash Safety Training Course is designed to provide the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) with knowledge of arc flash, arc rating, PPE, and hazard analysis. Participants will also learn different safety standards and regulations. Details 1 hour On Demand Instruction by Electrical Safety Industry expert Certificate of Completion issued Learn more about...
by , on November 10, 2017
Three utilities provided gloves, sleeves, shirts and funding to complete an arc flash testing to evaluate the use of Rubber Insulating Sleeves with AR Short Sleeved Shirts.  ArcWear’s published report is below. ArcWear takes on important non-commercial studies for the cost of testing if a paper may be published on the results to aid the...
by , on November 1, 2017
e-Hazard's train the trainer
What is Train The Trainer for LV, HV, and 1910.269 (Utilities)? e-Hazard’s Train the Trainer (TTT) Program for Low Voltage (LV) and High Voltage (HV) is a four-day course encompassing potential electrical hazards in the workplace, how to mitigate those hazards, and what it means to be LV and HV Qualified. The material is based...
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