by , on December 2, 2009

The most common killer of electricians is this “simple” job: changing 277V fluorescent lighting fixtures.

They think it is routine and fail to wear proper PPE or fully de-energize the circuit. Following NFPA 70E prevents 100% of these incidents, and NEW NEC code changes will prevent them all without PPE in the future.

Read about a near fatal incident in Tempe, AZ this week.

Find out about e-Hazard’s electrical safety training.

Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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