e-Hazard Blog

by , on September 19, 2018
The 2018 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo will take place October 20-26, 2018. Where: Houston, TX Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center Congress dates: October 20-26 Expo dates: October 22-24 Be sure to join Hugh and Zarheer for their presentations Both will discuss a case study on Wednesday, October 24 at 1 p.m....
by , on September 4, 2018
A sign hanger was involved in a billboard electric shock accident February 2018. Two sign hangers working for Outfront Media were working 25 feet above ground, installing a vinyl sign in Los Angeles. One of the metal poles used to place the sign touched the energized high-voltage line above the work area. One of the...
by , on August 29, 2018
arc flash certification
Sorry, you can’t. There is no such thing as arc flash certification. We sometimes get questions from  electrical contractors who have been told that their company must be arc-flash certified. I have to explain to the contractors that there is really no such thing as “certification” for a company in arc flash. Yet the companies...
by , on August 23, 2018
red background with burning question
A frequently asked question often relates to what constitutes a qualified electrical worker. Let’s begin with a basic definition of the word qualified: Referencing dictionary.com, “qualified” means several things. Here are two definitions: a. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc.,that fit a person for some function, office, or the like b. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., required by...
by , on August 17, 2018
red background with burning question
The 4 Exemptions to the Energized Electrical Work Permit (EEWP) The energized permit requirement in NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 raised hackles in the beginning. But if you understand this document, you can see it isn’t an arbitrary requirement to make electrical work more administratively difficult.  The EEWP is a tool to help control unwarranted...
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