Author: Hugh Hoagland
Hugh Hoagland
Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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 17, 2018
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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...
by , on August 16, 2018
In a March 2018 arc-flash incident, two workers were injured while working at Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant. Day & Zimmerman NPS Inc., the contractor and employer of the injured workers, received proposed penalties amounting to $71,599 in relation to the March arc-flash incident.  The work was being performed on a 6.9 kilovolt electrical bus at...
by , on July 26, 2018
A Mississauga, Ontario, company, Santoro Construction Ltd., was convicted and fined  in connection with a worker injury incident in 2016. The incident involved a worker employed by GMJ Electric, Inc. Santoro had contracted with GMJ Electric Inc. to complete all electrical projects at a job site in Toronto. Two GMJ employees were tying in and...
by , on July 20, 2018
You can purchase ArcPro™ 3 in the e-Hazard store! Save 15% when you use this Promo Code:       EHAZARD9378  ArcPro 3 – an arc flash hazard analysis software The software is based on decades of experience in the field including Kinectrics High Current lab. This lab is used for arc flash testing for customers...
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