e-Hazard Blog

by , on January 31, 2019
Electrical Safety training can be difficult to implement. Complex rules from OSHA and NFPA 70E have to be incorporated into even more complex workplace roles and responsibilities (job descriptions). The aim of this short article is to simplify these requirements in an easy-to-digest manner. This is aimed at persons new to electrical safety. OSHA should...
by , on January 29, 2019
Why is arc-rated hand protection important for electrical workers? Arc ratings are determined using a distance of 12 inches from an open air arc. However, the qualified electrical worker’s hands are much closer to the arc while working, and the configuration and positioning can differ. While rubber electrical gloves are typically given voltage ratings, they...
by , on January 16, 2019
What if I told you that for every dollar you gave me or invested with me, I would give you 4 dollars back? I am guessing you would probably be emptying every bank account you have and maybe even your kids’ piggy banks (don’t to that). It is a common saying that investing in safety...
by , on November 27, 2018
All right, time to peel back the veil of mystery of an arc flash study a bit. No, there are NO blood sacrifices, Ouija boards, or magic eight balls involved in determining the cost of an arc flash study. There are, however, many factors that do play a role in determining the cost. These factors...
by , on November 19, 2018
red background with burning question
Is there an OSHA standard that mandates extension cords cannot be plugged into each other? We had a client once comment: “I have been reading about plugging extension cords. I want to make sure when I go on one of our sites and say, ‘You can’t plug one cord into another’ that I can give...
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