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March Survey Results: What do you put on Arc Flash Labels?
The survey last month shows most folks think the CSA Z462 and 2012 NFPA 70E requirements are on track for arc flash labels.
|April Survey Question: Training Type & Frequency|
Take our survey and watch for the results next month.
OSHA Updating 1910.269, NFPA Updating 70E 2012 e-Hazard NFPA 70E-2012 Train the Trainer Scheduled
Hard to believe that the New NFPA 70E will be out in September 2011. Also the new OSHA 1910.269 and the construction standard will be updated in May 2011 (according to the OSHA Agenda).
Click here to see the Agenda from OSHA.
Click here to see the current wording of 1910.269 from July, 2010.
Click here to see the NFPA 70E 2012 Info.
Our Train the Trainer gives qualified trainers (over 325 to date) access to one of the best and most up-to-date training on NFPA 70E. Attend for the first time or come back at a discounted date and refresh your knowledge.
First time attendees receive over $2000 in videos, the e-Hazard training materials (valued at over $5000) and our Instructor Workbook, Student Handbooks for LV and HV and our Operator’s 45 min training class, our NESC Class if qualified, and our Refresher classes. Purchase our workbooks and you can use our materials for your workers or if you are qualified you can train other companies with our materials.
The next TTT will be in Louisville, KY Dec. 5-8, 2011.
Register Now for NFPA 70E Train the Trainer
|Fines by OSHA on Electrical Hazards this Month|
|Most citations this month include electrical hazards. |
Click here to see the citations and our commentary.
|New Electrical Safety Articles & Video|
We scour the web for the BEST articles.
Here are some articles published recently on arc flash and electrical safety.
Click here to see the latest articles on arc flash and safety.
NEW Videos Posted
|ArcWear™ Arc Testing Dates|
June 16-24 TBD
ASTM F1959, ASTM F2178, ASTM F887 fall protection arc testing and mannequin testing at the Kinectrics Lab in
Toronto on the dates above.
Ship materials or clothing to: Hugh Hoagland
13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd.
We must receive one week before the test date for sample preparation or make arrangements to ship to lab. New and non US/Canadian Customers must make payment before test date. Testing is offered on a first come/first served basis with priority for consulting customers.
- $100 per material for prep/washing and cutting panels ($200 for items arriving less than 7 days before test date to cover preparation overtime)
- $150 for international hard copy report shipping or notarization requests.
No guarantee is made of when testing will occur we do all in our power to test within on month of receipt.
All ArcWear.com testing is performed at Kinectrics High Current lab in Toronto, Canada. Kinectrics is an ISO 17025 accredited lab by the Standards Council of Canada.
|CSA Z462 2012 Public Review Draft Online|
The Public Review Draft of Z462-12 is live and on display at: http://publicreview.csa.ca/
Dave Shanahan of CSA noted, “Because of the importance of the Z462 Standard to the electrical sector, CSA staff have decided to set up the draft on our new On-line Public Review System. This system is integrated with several on-line social networks and has been made available to a wide international audience. Automatic notification will go out to all people and organizations that have expressed interest in our electrical standards.
There are two major differences in the way this new on-line review system works:
1. The reviewer must first register with the system to gain access to the draft standards (name, affiliation, country, and e-mail address). The reviewer must have a valid e-mail address (identity).
2. The document is only available on-line (no download) and it is reviewable only in pieces for commenting purposes. Similar to the members’ ballot comments, the system automatically collects and sorts the PR comments by clause number.
On one hand this new system makes it easier for stakeholders to comment on the technical contents of the draft. On the other hand, it forces reviewers to identify themselves (to a certain degree) and secures the draft document against free downloading and use by those seeking to have early access to the Standard.
Note: the new review page is also accessible via a link located at the top of the old Review Page (https://review.csa.ca/opr/opr_list.asp) – identified as “New: …Electrical public review drafts”.
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Sponsorship is beneficial for your company! e-Hazard is known to offer qualified OSHA and NFPA 70E training. Arc flash products and solutions are introduced during the classes providing the attendees the opportunity to identify their problems and needs. This enables you the opportunity to step in and become part of their solution.
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