e-Hazard Blog

by , on February 16, 2011
GE’s  Arc Vault  claims to stop an arcing fault in less than eight milliseconds (ms)  with equipment doors open or closed. There are so many new ways to prevent arc flash.  Keep posted.  We are going to feature many of them this year.  I want folks to use PPE but other means will prevent or reduce...
by , on February 16, 2011
An Ontario Canada company was  fined a total of $81K  following a serious accident that occurred in 2009.  A worker was seriously hurt and underwent an amputation after coming in contact with a crane’s hook and receiving an electrical shock. Click here to read more about Ontario electrical shock incident
by , on February 16, 2011
Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are powered by high-voltage batteries.  These batteries can be in excess of 400 volts. When responding to an accident, are first responders safe to use power cutters on the vehicle?  This is a good question.  There will need to be training on these cars.  They are the future but all new technologies require...
by , on February 16, 2011
According to the story an  employee of a Connecticut company suffered an “electrical shock” while in a bucket working on a utility pole. A nearby lineman used bolt cutters to free the wires from his injured co-worker and pulled him into his own bucket. The injured man suffered burn injuries to the face and was sent...
by , on February 16, 2011
An electrician who was performing an electrical inspection at the Marriott Hotel on Grand Cayman was burned when the electrical panel box exploded.  He was taken to the hospital with burns to his face, hands and arms.  Arc flash doesn’t just happen in industrial settings.  This is the second person we have seen burned in a hotel....
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