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by , on August 23, 2018
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A frequently asked question often relates to what constitutes a qualified electrical worker. Let’s begin with a basic definition of the word qualified: Referencing dictionary.com, “qualified” means several things. Here are two definitions: a. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc.,that fit a person for some function, office, or the like b. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., required by...
by , on August 17, 2018
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The 4 Exemptions to the Energized Electrical Work Permit (EEWP) The energized permit requirement in NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 raised hackles in the beginning. But if you understand this document, you can see it isn’t an arbitrary requirement to make electrical work more administratively difficult.  The EEWP is a tool to help control unwarranted...
by , on August 16, 2018
In a March 2018 arc-flash incident, two workers were injured while working at Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant. Day & Zimmerman NPS Inc., the contractor and employer of the injured workers, received proposed penalties amounting to $71,599 in relation to the March arc-flash incident.  The work was being performed on a 6.9 kilovolt electrical bus at...
by , on July 26, 2018
A Mississauga, Ontario, company, Santoro Construction Ltd., was convicted and fined  in connection with a worker injury incident in 2016. The incident involved a worker employed by GMJ Electric, Inc. Santoro had contracted with GMJ Electric Inc. to complete all electrical projects at a job site in Toronto. Two GMJ employees were tying in and...
by , on July 13, 2018
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The short answer is, “‘Self-extinguishing’ means nothing for flash fire or arc flash.” Actually, because it could imply that the materials will “self-extinguish” safely in all conditions, we consider this term deceptive and dangerous. Self-exinguishing “Self-extinguishing”, or “SE”, is a relatively new term. “SE” is a marketing term used only by a few companies. No...
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