Category: Electrical Safety Program
Electrical Safety Program
by , on May 11, 2018
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Hot weather and arc rated PPE getting you down at work? You must continue wearing your shock and arc flash PPE  – can’t shed PPE just because it’s hot outside! Clothing ignition kills about 50% of the time. Keep these tips in mind: Dress for the arc flash hazard. Too much PPE can be detrimental....
by , on March 27, 2018
three workers discussing job planning in manufacturing facility
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 March 7, 2018
The requirement of having an electrical job safety plan (JSP) has been a major change in both the NFPA 70E 2018 and CSA Z462 2018. In this article, I focus on why a JSP is a critical element in a safety program. The updated standards deliver specific guidance on what a JSP should contain.  Some highlights...
by , on January 18, 2018
2018 has arrived, and for us here in the USA, it has arrived with a cold vengeance, with 95% of the country below freezing on January 1st, some with bitterly cold conditions as low as -40° F wind chills. As we hunker down with our coffee and hot chocolate, we might do well to consider...
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. Here is a list of those...