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e-Hazard Trainer Speaking Events
e-Hazard Trainers including Hugh Hoagland, Bill Shinn, Lee Hale, Drake Drobnick, Al Havens, Daleep Mohla and others speak at events all over the world. Here are some events where you can find us:
Los Alamos, NM
October 8 – October 12, 2012
National Safety Council
Orlando, FL October 21- October 26, 2012
LOW VOLTAGE QUALIFIED
NFPA 70E-2012 CLASSES
September 5, 2012
September 28, 2012
October 2, 2012
October 9, 2012
December 3, 2012
January 22, 2013
March 4, 2013
March 5, 2013
HIGH VOLTAGE QUALIFIED CLASSES
December 4, 2012
March 5, 2013
TRAIN THE TRAINER CLASSES
LV HV Train the Trainer
December 3-6, 2012
March 4-7, 2013
CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE FUTURE TRAININGS
Click here to view e-Hazard training calendar.
2012 NSC Expo
National Safety Council Congress & Expo
October 21-26, 2012
NEW ArcSuspender with arc tested clips
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|2013 IEEE Expo|
IEEE IAS 2013 Electrical Safety Workshop
Anatole Hilton Hotel
March 11-15, 2013
Updated 2012 Classes
Come to a class
or attend our Train the Trainer
course and experience the e-Hazard difference. Competitors welcome.
Low Voltage Refresher
High Voltage Refresher
LV & HV Train the Trainer
OSHA 10 Hour
We also schedule on-site custom classes
at your place of employment. E-Hazard can design a training program around your company’s unique electric safety program needs. We’ve designed specific training for several industries around the country and around the world including petrochemical, waste management, welding, automotive, communications, military, metals and much more.
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The ArcWear™ e-Hazard.com Electric Arc and Safety Newsletter provides a quick update on Arc Rated and Flame Resistant Clothing issues and news from OSHA and standards committees. The newsletter is FREE, reaches over 14,000 people and will bring you up to date on the issues that surround flame resistant clothing for flash fire hazards and the electric arc. For previous newsletters or to sign up, visit http://www.arcwear.com or http://www.e-Hazard.com
July Survey Results: Barricading
July SURVEY RESULTS:
1. Do you require an energized permit for all energized work?
2. Is the permit physically signed or digital?
“Other” Comment by Survey Taker: Physically signed by foreman, verbally approved and documented by Project Manager
3. Do you have exclusions to a signed permit for common energized tasks (ie, changing lighting ballast) when the worker is trained?
4. Which levels of your company are able to sign energized work permits?
For your electrical safety program, which of the following standards do you use?
OSHA 1910.300 Series
NESC (National Electric Safety Code)
CAN / ULS-S801
NEMS 09 Australia
Fines by OSHA on Electrical Hazards
Q&A: Arc Flash Hazard Reducing Maintenance Switch
Q: I work for a coal fire electrical power company as a Safety Manager. We’ve just installed an arc flash hazard reducing maintenance switch on our electrical switchgear. When enabled, the arc flash hazard reducing maintenance switch has lowered the arc flash hazard from an Extreme hazard to a Category 2 hazard.
Is there any regulatory agency (NESC, OSHA, NEC) that addresses arc flash hazard reducing maintenance switches pertaining to the labeling requirements? Do you apply a second (informational label – different color) to the switchgear identifying the arc flash hazard information when the arc flash hazard reducing maintenance switch is enabled?
Thanks very much, LS
Hugh: Either should be fine as long as it is clear AND the applicable employees are trained on what it means.
DOUG BLACK: I installed several of these systems with “maintenance mode”. The labeling we used explained both levels and we had visual indicator lights to show when maintenance mode was active. Some of our systems utilized a safety rated proximity sesnor to automatically switch to maintenance mode when a person gets within proximity to operate a breaker. This feature eliminates the possibility of forgetting to put the system back in normal mode. Thank you, Doug Black, PE
Bob FuhrI believe that if you train your personnel and put both labels on the equipment that you will meet the intent of NFPA 70E. The lower AF Label should clearly state that this for “maintenance switch” mode. Bob Fuhr
Email e-Hazard or ArcWear with a question!
|ArcWear™ Arc Testing Dates|
Oct 29-Nov 2
ASTM F1959, ASTM F2178, ASTM F887 fall protection arc testing and mannequin testing are scheduled at the Kinectrics Lab in Toronto on the dates above.
Ship materials or clothing to:
13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd.
PH: 502-333-0510 arctesting@ArcWear.com
We must receive materials or clothing one week before the test date for sample preparation, or make arrangements to ship to the lab in Canada. 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)
- $200 for shipping a signed hard-copy report internationally
No guarantee is made of when testing will occur; we do all in our power to test within one 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.
|Electrical Safety News|
Ohio cites City of Struthers over Arc Flash Explosion Resulting in 2 Deaths
|Train the Trainer Class|
E-Hazard offers ‘Train the Trainer‘ courses several times per year. This 3-or-4 day intensive training program is designed to prepare qualified trainers to deliver instruction to others based on NFPA 70E and OSHA requirements. e-Hazard started this training to “raise the bar” in the electrical industry. Most of the safety training companies require you to hire their trainers. We offer this but we also provide training materials and trainer “training” and coaching so you can develop in-house expertise without “breaking the bank”. See what over 400 other trainers are saying about the e-Hazard TTT class and our materials.
Click below for more information regarding upcoming TTT classes:
December 3rd – December 6th, 2012
March 4th – March 7th, 2013
|2012 Ugly’s Electrical Safety News|
Ugly’s Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E 2012 Edition has just been published and is available for purchase:
20% Discount Coupon Code: UGLYSNFPA
New IsoArc Electrical Insulating Gloves
Redbank Instruments have recently released the IsoArc glove, a combination of electrical insulating gloves that feature arc flash protection up to 21 cal/cm2. I recently tested these at Kinectrics with the new proposed IEC glove test.
Click here to visit Ferret/Redbank Instruments’ webpage.
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|OSHA Publications on Heat Illness|
OSHA has developed heat illness educational materials in English and Spanish, as well as a curriculum to be used for workplace training.
Additional information and resources on heat illness – including how to prevent it and what to do in case of an emergency – can be found at http://www.osha.gov/heat.
OSHA also has released a free application for mobile devices that enables workers and supervisors to monitor the heat index at their work sites. The app displays a risk level for workers based on the heat index, as well as reminders about protective measures that should be taken at that risk level. Available for Android-based platforms and the iPhone, the app can be downloaded in both English and Spanish by visiting http://www.osha.gov/heatapp.
Click here to read the OSHA News Release dated 8/22/12.
2013 IEEE ESW Expo Date Set
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|Meet the Support Team|
Meet several more of the ArcWear/e-Hazard support team:
Leslie Newman-White – Powerpoint Presentation Specialist
Leslie continually works with the e-Hazard powerpoint presentations, student workbooks, and instructor workbooks to keep them updated and fresh, as well as working in-tandem with instructors in creating customized products for specific company’s safety training programs.
Janice Reynolds – Sales Coordinator
Janice is working with clients in setting-up on-site classes, as well as assisting our team members who perform arc flash studies.
Contact us if we may assist you.
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