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

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, 2017....
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 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...
by , on July 13, 2017
Q: Is there a difference between electric arc and arc flash? I have been referring to them as the same thing, using both terms to describe the same thing. Is this wrong? Can you advise on your view? A: The terms “electric arc” and “arc flash” are interchangeable. Arc flash describes the event from an...
by , on July 10, 2017
The e-Hazard Safety Cycle™ requires a firm basis and understanding of the risk assessment process. A good starting point would be the organization’s existing risk assessment system. We have found that using an existing system harnesses the power of familiarity. If the company does not have a risk assessment system, it should consider adopting a...
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