Category: Electrical Safety Program
Electrical Safety Program
by , on February 8, 2019
Today NFPA announced that the balloting is finished on the Public Input Balloting Stage of NFPA 70E 2021.  Now we are on to the comment stage.  Everyone can put in public proposals and everyone can comment on the proposals that passed AND the proposals that failed. If you feel very strongly about a proposal, you...
by , on January 29, 2019
Why is arc-rated hand protection important for electrical workers? Arc ratings are determined using a distance of 12 inches from an open air arc. However, the qualified electrical worker’s hands are much closer to the arc while working, and the configuration and positioning can differ. While rubber electrical gloves are typically given voltage ratings, they...
by , on January 16, 2019
What if I told you that for every dollar you gave me or invested with me, I would give you 4 dollars back? I am guessing you would probably be emptying every bank account you have and maybe even your kids’ piggy banks (don’t to that). It is a common saying that investing in safety...
by , on October 2, 2018
The Human Performance and Workplace Electrical Safety Annex is found in both the NFPA 70E and CSA Z462. In 70E, it is Annex Q. In CSA Z462, it is Annex U. Studies done by high-risk industries point out that errors in human performance often cause incidents at the workplace. The inclusion of the Human Performance...
by , on August 17, 2018
red background with burning question
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...