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by , on February 15, 2019
Question on PPE We recently became aware of a worksite which was auditing a contractor’s PPE for compliance to NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910 standards. A contractor was using the pictured arc flash safety hood. At first glance, it appeared a mistake had been made by the manufacturer inserting a 25 cal/cm² faceshield into a...
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...
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