by , on June 10, 2015
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Q: Why are ASTM F887 Harnesses tested to 40 cal/cm² and not lower? A: In the ArcWear research leading up to this standard, many years ago the U.S. Electric utilities looked at the best harnesses on the market and determined that Nylon and Kevlar harnesses with the proper keepers, arc rated coverings for labels and a...
by , on June 9, 2015
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Employers are tasked with ensuring that personnel who are considered “qualified electrical personnel” are properly equipped to perform any and all expected electrically-related tasks. These tasks include knowledge and application of applicable electrical safety rules and regulations, proper donning of PPE, use of voltage-rated tools and properly-rated meters, as well as a host of other skills...
by , on May 28, 2015
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A recurring question in many of our classes concerns verification for zero energy state, or verifying all energy sources are de-energized. One of our instructors recently contacted Kentucky OSH on this topic and received a formal reply pretty quickly. The complete letter follows: From: Pettit, Mike (LABOR) Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:53 PM Subject: Electrical...
by , on May 20, 2015
Duke Energy Florida has reached an informal agreement with OSHA concerning an employee fatality last October. In a prepared statement, Duke spokesman Valerie A. Patterson said: “Duke Energy representatives reached a settlement agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the citation from the tragic event (f) Oct. 15, 2014, that fatally injured...
by , on May 20, 2015
  An accident involving overhead power lines in Crockery Township, Michigan, ended in tragedy. A homeowner was using a lift to do work on his house when the boom made contact with overhead power lines. By the time he was found, he was lying in the front yard and was in cardiac arrest. The boom...
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