by , on August 15, 2017
The PDF version of the NFPA 70E® 2018 will be available August 25, 2017 The standard softbound book will be available September 20, and the e-book will come out October 6, 2017. We will be using the 2018 version in our next Low Voltage, High Voltage, and Train the Trainer classes in Louisville, October 16-19,...
by , on August 15, 2017
Warehouses, silos, and logistic operations are exposed to the electrical hazards of arc flash and electrical shock. In fact, unique risks are present when the electrical utility bill is one of the smaller budget items, as is the case in warehouses, silos, and logistic operations.  This, together with the rather infrequent performances of electrical operations,...
by , on August 10, 2017
e-Hazard is “Racing to Zero” this year to Indianapolis, IN, to participate in this year’s National Safety Council Congress and Expo. Congress dates:  September 23-29 Expo dates: September 25-27 Venue: Indiana Convention Center Zarheer Jooma and I will be speaking Monday afternoon on Implementing the NFPA 70E 2018 Changes: A “Shockingly” Simplified List. During this session,...
by , on August 7, 2017
Electrical safety training is an OSHA and an NFPA 70E® requirement. In the case of high voltage work, some training is required annually if the skills are not used regularly. Training has to be documented, but a critical step that is often left off of training is opportunity for interaction with a subject matter expert...
by , on July 31, 2017
Mike Doherty will be standing behind the podium rather than sitting in the audience this September, presenting an IEEE Safety Technical session paper and also co-teaching a tutorial at the Petroleum Chemical Industry Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (For those who don’t know him, that’s Mike in the green shirt pondering the information from another...
by , on July 26, 2017
We’ve made available on our website the video Other Reasons, streaming option only. This is an educational safety video designed to supplement your company’s electrical safety training. An instructor’s guide is also available for download. The stories of Mark Standifer and Donnie Johnson are well-known in the electrical industry. On the days of their relative...
by , on July 25, 2017
According to a recent article, less than a third of recently surveyed female workers in the United Kingdom say they are issued properly-fitted PPE by their employers today. Over half of those women said the PPE they do have are ill-fitting and hamper the work they need to do. Read the full article here. e-Hazard...
by , on July 24, 2017
This week e-Hazard is hosting our first class of the NEC® 2017 for Industrial Installations. As hot as the weather has been in Louisville lately, it’s a relief to be indoors. And what better way than learning about all the updates to the National Electrical Code®, NFPA 70. Our class is unique in that it...
by , on July 20, 2017
To continue our focus on Risk Assessment in the workplace this month, we’re highlighting an article written by Mike Doherty, which first appeared in Electrical Business Magazine, March 2017. You can read the article here. Risk assessment procedure in Canada is found CAN/CSA-Z1002-12, “Occupational health and safety – Hazard identification and elimination and risk assessment...
by , on July 17, 2017
“What innovations and technologies are here or on the horizon?” Safety + Health magazine recently posed this question to leading PPE manufacturers and industry experts. They also asked, “What recent PPE trends have you observed?” This is my reply to the 1st question: We are seeing more innovation in arc flash gloves with the ASTM...
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