by , on October 1, 2009
I have taken some of my most read articles and updated them with more detail for the electrical safety training professional, concerned electrical worker and trainers and made them available through a free service on our arc flash safety training website. Click here to go to e-Hazard.com to sign up for the free papers…
by , on September 30, 2009
On May 23, 2009 a power plant in the Midwest experienced a severe arc flash incident. The incident occurred while racking in a closed Siemens 15 kV GMI breaker with a faulty interlock. When the (closed) breaker contacted the bus, a large arc flash occurred. The breaker was being racked in remotely (wireless), the operators...
by , on September 29, 2009
Note how these often include electrical and LO/TO issues. Read the OSHA citation…
by , on September 29, 2009
DRIFIRE is one of three of my favorite underwear options for arc flash rated safety garments. They have a special 33% off. I wear these t-shirts a lot and love them. There are only a few on the market I like and this is one of them. I also like Pyrosafe by Antex, PerformanceWear by...
by , on September 29, 2009
Mark is SO right. In 1994 when I started in this world we had three material choices and there was little or no innovation. The arc flash market has brought the whole flame resistant clothing materials market to life. New, better feeling fabrics and garments like you would buy. Recently arc rated and flame resistant...
by , on September 29, 2009
It still amazes me when governmental agencies miss key recommendations in accident investigations. The CSB didn’t even mention flame resistant clothing in the Imperial Sugar combustible dust explosion when it could have clearly made a difference. The Chemical Safety Board’s recommendations rightly place the main focus on housekeeping and other recommendations but they fail as...
by , on September 28, 2009
I think not. This is an interesting video for several reasons but mostly because they don’t know what an arc flash is. No one is hurt. Not a big flash but it begs the question if these guys are qualified. Watch the YouTube Here…
by , on September 28, 2009
An article on arc flash appeared in an Entertainment Today subsidiary on health and fitness articles. This shows arc flash entering the mainstream which is a good thing but the article looks like a Wikipedia research project. It misses the whole point of this being an electrical phenonenom and most likely to strike in live...
by , on September 23, 2009
This is a strong example of the new agressiveness and focus of OSHA on electrical safety. It is the 4th most common killer so shock and arc flash safety are really becoming a higher focus for OSHA. Companies who implement ANSI Z10 compliant safety programs, work on SHARP (OSHA small business designation) or VPP status...
by , on September 20, 2009
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