Author: Ken Sellars
Ken Sellars
Ken Sellars
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Ken Sellars is an instructor of electrical safety, NEC, Grounding/Bonding and Arc Flash Safety courses nationwide. Read more about Ken.

by , on July 24, 2017
This week e-Hazard is hosting our first class of the NEC® 2017 for Industrial Installations. As hot as the weather has been in Louisville lately, it’s a relief to be indoors. And what better way than learning about all the updates to the National Electrical Code®, NFPA 70. Our class is unique in that it...
by , on May 30, 2017
When it comes to electrical installation, perhaps one of the most violated sections of the National Electrical Code has been and continues to be proper torquing of electrical connections. In training across the United States, and even abroad, I have found that this failure to follow manufacturer’s torque specifications has proven to be the source...
by , on March 9, 2017
An 18-year-old worker for a telecommunications company was shocked in Orange Park, Florida, as he was working near high voltage power lines. John Bowman and other crewmembers were sending a line through a conduit with compressed air. The line “got away from them”, went up into the air about 75 feet, and at some point touched...
by , on January 3, 2017
Here at e-Hazard, we field many phone calls from clients and potential clients concerning the need to make sure that the site’s electrical personnel are properly certified. This conversation typically evolves into a quick training session on a variety of terms and what these terms actually mean. To clarify the issue a bit, I have...
by , on December 13, 2016
Somber Reminder In Jacksonville recently, a worker died after being shocked and falling while working above a false ceiling. He was working on a new building being constructed at the Naval Air Station. He fell approximately 12 feet. Because this incident is still under investigation, not many other details are provided here. More accurate details...
by , on December 5, 2016
BE SAFE AROUND POWER LINES You’ve heard this advice before. Maybe you’ve heard it multiple times: Look around you before you start work, especially when the work is near or involves electricity, and ask yourself, “What could potentially hurt me in this situation?” During the holidays, people enjoy embellishing their outdoor spaces with all sorts...
by , on August 24, 2016
Recently, a woman in New York City witnessed another woman fall into the energized third rail on subway tracks and receive a shock. Her response was compassionate and instinctive. She jumped down to push the injured woman away from the rail. But when she touched her, she received a shock herself. She described it later:...
by , on August 9, 2016
It seems that the appetite for playing the Pokémon Go app has been overriding common sense and decorum. People have played the game at certain monuments and museums, sparking outcries about their disrespect for the monuments and disregard to visitors. Some of these locations have requested on social media that players refrain from playing at...
by , on July 11, 2016
Electrical Workers Seriously Injured Very recently, two PAR Electric employees in Missouri were seriously injured from electric shock as they worked near a 69kV power line. They were holding a pole while a crane was moving into position when a gust of wind blew their pole into the energized line. Both men were airlifted to...
by , on May 31, 2016
Electrical cords and extension cords are common everywhere. From homes to the workplace, they are used and are the most likely abused tool that we have. Often utilized for simple things like plugging in the space heater at work or stringing decorative lights during holidays, the easiest option for consumers is to go online or...