Category: Electrical Safety Program
Electrical Safety Program
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
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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...
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
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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 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...