by , on October 11, 2009
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by , on October 10, 2009
Contrary to popular belief there are real requirements in marking off an arc flash boundary. I like that this company offering arc flash boundary tape but there are three requirements in the ANSI 535 standard cited in NFPA 70E and OSHA. What is the level of the hazard? What is the hazard? What does the...
by , on October 9, 2009
A DOE group is working on information on DC shock and Lloyd Gordon of DOE’s EFCOG has a Center for Electrical Safety Excellence presented an excellent paper on DC Shock at the DOE Electrical Safety Workshop. Lloyd’s paper was excellent and full of research on DC shock and will culminate in an NFPA 70E proposal....
by , on October 9, 2009
A source close to Federal OSHA indicates the utility standard and the normal electrical standard could have requirements closer to NFPA 70E in the next year. The utility standard is struggling with differences in approach differences in an IEC, IEEE, NESC and NFPA 70E but these differences are likely to be resolved soon. If OSHA...
by , on October 9, 2009
This is exceptionally sad. Family business, son dies. Wish we had better electrical safety training for small contractors. I’m taking my training online even if it hurts profits. There should be no excuse for good quality electrical safety training. We can do better. Read the story here ….
by , on October 7, 2009
This company like so many others have NEVER read ASTM D6413. It has NO pass/fail criteria! You cannot have flame resistance with JUST D6413 testing ONLY. This jacket will melt onto a worker in the event of a flash fire or electric arc and hurt or kill them. Amazing it is advertised in safety magazines....
by , on October 7, 2009
Milliken FR Introduces New Comfort Fabric Milliken FR™ now offers UL recognized NFPA 70E (HRC2) and NFPA 2112 compliant protection in one of the lightest weight fabrics you can buy. Amplitude® now comes in a 6.0 ounce weight, offering even more comfort and breathability than before. Several new 6-7 oz fabrics meeting HRC 2 now....
by , on October 7, 2009
Worker electrocution a few months back resulted in a small fine for a fatality. Smurfit had 16 violations but they were ONLY serious. Willful are the really bad things. “Three of the serious violations and two lesser violations cited as taking place “on or about March 10” involved electrical hazards, including not de-energizing live parts...
by , on October 6, 2009
Again a good company with excellent safety credentials struck by an arc flash. BC Hydro uses arc rated clothing so we’ll see. BC Hydro was one of the first Canadian electrical utilities to starting using arc rated coveralls for energized work. Long before many of the standards were in place for flame resistant clothing. Click...