by , on September 7, 2017
4th Year Win for New Product of the Year e-Hazard has been awarded the OH&S New Product of the Year award for the 4th year running. This year, our winning product is our video Task Qualified Switch Operations, which can be purchased or rented through Vimeo. The DVD is available for sale as well. From...
by , on September 5, 2017
Employees are a company’s greatest asset. Without their creativity and productivity, companies would suffer and eventually fail. There are many ways an employer can support and encourage employees to be creative and productive, and foremost on that list would be providing a good electrical safety training program.¹ The quality of training provided to employees can make...
by , on September 1, 2017
IEEE has approved e-Hazard as an education provider eligible to give IEEE certificates to students, indicating that our courses are sanctioned by this highly reputable professional association (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). These certificates will be available on most e-hazard classes for a fee when needed for PDH’s in states accepting IEEE certifications.  Many...
by , on August 28, 2017
Mike Doherty and I will be guest speakers at a one-day Electrical Safety in Construction Workshop sponsored by the NAC (National Academy of Construction) Strategic Planning and Safety Committees.   It will take place in Washington DC, October 25, 2017, and will precede the annual meeting of the NAC. You can register here. The workshop...
by , on August 25, 2017
Was it a typo or a delay? We’re not sure, but the PDF is now delayed until AFTER the print version according to the NFPA website. The print version has also been moved to for a release date of October 20th, 2017.
by , on August 25, 2017
The new standard clarifies that the fabric, in fabric based hoods, can be the limiting factor in an arc rating. While ArcWear’s arc flash testing has always assumed this, other labs have wondered.  This will keep hoods from being over-rated, a concern ArcWear has always addressed. The other changes may not affect ratings but will...
by , on August 22, 2017
Q: Do we need arc rated protection or shock protection (like rubber gloves or arc rated gloves) when switching inside industrial panelboards similar to the ones we have at home (e.g. 120V)? A:  It really depends on the individual situation. What are the most common operations on 120V panelboards (fed from transformers that are generally...
by , on August 22, 2017
Question: Can a shirt with a metal snap or a metal zipper meet ASTM F1506 and NFPA 70E? Answer: This is a matter of opinion and there is some controversy about the issue. ASTM F1506 has NO prescription forbidding metal snaps or zippers. It states in 6.1 that, “closures used in garment construction shall not...
by , on August 15, 2017
The PDF version of the NFPA 70E® 2018 will be available August 25, 2017. The standard softbound book will be available September 20, and the e-book will come out October 6, 2017. We will be using the 2018 version in our next Low Voltage, High Voltage, and Train the Trainer classes in Louisville, October 16-19, 2017....
by , on August 15, 2017
Warehouses, silos, and logistic operations are exposed to the electrical hazards of arc flash and electrical shock. In fact, unique risks are present when the electrical utility bill is one of the smaller budget items, as is the case in warehouses, silos, and logistic operations.  This, together with the rather infrequent performances of electrical operations,...
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