e-Hazard Blog

by , on September 21, 2010
Electrical contractors in FL are required to do continuing eduction.  We are certified to perform this in FL using NFPA 70E but most don’t do that level of training opting for NEC (National Electrical Code) training which is mandatory.  Electrical safety and wiring safety are BOTH important. ” Test before touch” is a live saving event. ...
by , on September 18, 2010
Not mincing words, CalOSHA fined PG&E $176K in a recent transformer incident leading to the fatality to a 26 year old electrical worker in a vault. Read the news article citing the press release. Read San Jose Mercury News Article. Read SF Chronicle Article.
by , on September 18, 2010
The California Department of Industrial Relations has levied a $176,000 fine on Pacific Gas & Electric following a review of a Cal-OSHA report that alleged lax enforcement of safety rules to protect employees following the electrocution death of a PG&E utility worker.  The worker was upgrading a transformer in a vault that contained 12,000-volt power lines. ...
by , on September 15, 2010
Click here to read about the fatality.  NFPA 70E is being followed in more and more countries around the world.  Guyana might even have some sites using the standard.  But not this one. Click here to read the story of the barefoot electrocution.
by , on September 15, 2010
Could DI shoes have helped.  Only when a situation is analysed can you know but I have seen several times it could have helped.  You would almost not know if they worked.  One of those things you really wish you had recommended AFTER the accident.  Love to know more to help others if someone wants...