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 January 16, 2018
burning question
Unfortunately, there seem to be many stories about people killed because of a downed  power line. We hear too often of a vehicle that hit a power pole and the lines landed on the vehicle, making that vehicle a path to ground. The people inside the car decide to get away as quickly as they...
by , on January 16, 2018
Prevent OSHA's Top Ten with e-Hazard electrical training
Choosing the right electrical training for employees and following the e-Hazard Safety Cycle™ can help employers prevent most of OSHA’s Top Ten Violations for 2017. According to Deputy Director Patrick Kapust of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, “…many of the deficiencies we find involve training”. E-Hazard’s electrical safety training classes cover these issues and more. Our material...
by , on January 12, 2018
Based on the latest research, the CSA Z462-18 – Workplace Electrical Safety builds upon its previous editions. It was written in conjunction with the latest editions of NFPA 70E – Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace and the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. 10 Changes to Know in the CSA Z462, 2018 Edition Further to the risk-based approach to safety,...
by , on January 10, 2018
CSA Group Releases 2018 CE Code The C22.1-18 – 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, includes over 260 updates and revisions. The publication is developed with the participation of all Provincial and Territorial Authorities Having Jurisdiction and CSA Committee Members representing manufacturing, labor, education, design, conformity assessment, and all other areas of the Canadian electrical industry....
by , on December 7, 2017
This test method is intended for determining the heat attenuation factor (HAF) of a shield material and the effective heat attenuation factor (EHAF) at the location of the worker in a specific test set up. These shields are used by some utilities for switching padmount gear when it may have an arc flash potential and...
by , on November 29, 2017
Kinectrics announced that the newest release of their arc flash hazard analysis software – ArcPro 3.0 – is available for sale worldwide. The software is based on decades of experience in the field including Kinectrics High Current lab used for arc flash testing for customers throughout the world. It is the ONLY software specifically recommended...
by , on November 22, 2017
Many people think of a refinery as a potential place for a flash fire, and many would have thought this hazard had been “engineered out” at this location. Here is how things happen. Most of the engineering out of the hazard is for operations, but maintenance can often bypass, or render ineffective, the safety engineering....
by , on November 16, 2017
Date: November 30, 2017 Time: 1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. Pacific) The new NFPA 70E has many changes for implementation in an electrical safety program. This webinar will be a guide for implementation but will focus on some subtle changes that are necessary for specifying PPE. Register here.
by , on November 14, 2017
Three recent events have spurred me to write a little about sharing incident investigations. OSHA delayed its rule on web based incident reporting which could greatly increase the information on accident data to mine for tweaking regulations and for company’s best practice outcomes. The IEEE-ESW Construction Electrical Safety Workshop kicked off in Washington, DC provoked...
by , on November 14, 2017
The Advanced Arc Flash Safety Training Course is designed to provide the Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) with knowledge of arc flash, arc rating, PPE, and hazard analysis. Participants will also learn different safety standards and regulations. Details 1 hour On Demand Instruction by Electrical Safety Industry expert Certificate of Completion issued Learn more about...
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