Author: Zarheer Jooma
Zarheer Jooma
Zarheer Jooma
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A registered Professional Electrical Engineer, Zarheer brings a unique perspective to the classroom having helped develop SANS 724—the South African National Standard for Protective Equipment against the Thermal Hazards of an Electrical Arc. Read more about Zarheer.

by , on June 14, 2018
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Q: I hear about grounding and bonding being so important in my plant’s electrical system. I am not from an electrical background. Can you explain why this is significant? A: The importance of grounding and bonding involves worker safety, equipment safety (protective device operation), and lightning protection. In order to control anything, you will have...
by , on March 27, 2018
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Five elements that will launch electrical safety hazard reduction in your company are featured in a recent article in Facility Safety Management. It is possible to accomplish these in a relatively short amount of time. Determining qualifications of the electrical worker Providing appropriate electrical safety training Incorporating an electrical safety program Following a job planning process...
by , on January 9, 2018
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Q: If you were working inside of a panel with high and low voltage, would it be allowable to have a shield installed to separate the two so that you could work on the low voltage equipment without needing to put on all of the arc flash and shock PPE? A: Electrical hazards are made...
by , on January 4, 2018
Did something about the balaclava change recently in NFPA 70E®2018? Recently I completed an arc flash engineering study (part of an arc flash risk assessment) and then labeled the electrical equipment. I was asked by the electrical engineer at the plant as to whether the arc flash engineering study was based on NFPA 70E® –...
by , on November 20, 2017
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Question: The new requirement for the Job Safety Plan is that it needs to be documented. How long are we required to keep this documentation? For the duration of the job? Monthly? Answer: NFPA 70E – 2018® requires that the Job Safety Plan (JSP) be documented. In order to understand the duration of the documentation...