e-Hazard Blog

by , on March 16, 2010
Another tool for utility workers to comply with the OSHA standards. This standard was promulgated in 1994 and was state of the art at the time. It has been superceded by the 2007 NESC but it is law so not following this is illegal. Still lots of fuzzy language but its intent is pretty clear....
by , on March 16, 2010
See Mark Saner’s article on high vis ANSI 107/CSA Z96/EN 471 and flame resistance. Mark surveys the requirements. Click here to read the OH&S article.
by , on March 16, 2010
There are a lot of free resources online for arc flash safety. e-Hazard.com is a great site to pick up some of those resources and get help if you need consulting, training or arc flash studies. ArcWear.com offers arc flash testing, using ASTM F1959, F1506, F2178, F2676, F2621 and IEC 61482-1-1. Click here for a...
by , on March 16, 2010
"Safety Council awards The North Dakota Safety Council recognized several North Dakota companies, that displayed exemplary safety performance throughout 2009, during its annual Occupational Safety and Health Awards Banquet on Feb. 3 in Fargo. Friend of Safety and Health: Given to individuals or organizations making significant contributions that lead to a safer community and environment outside of their usual course of employment. Recipients: Monsanto/ Interstate Seed and Trihydro Corporation. Lifesaver Award: Awarded to individuals who have acted above and beyond the call of duty to assist and/or rescue another individual(s). Recipients: Jeff Hawn; and Gary Sanders, Emmons County Sheriff’s Department. Occupational Safety Merit Award: This award is given to companies showing an incidence rate which is equal or less than the national average in its North American Industrial Classification System code. Recipients: Baker Boy Bake Shop, Inc., Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bureau of Reclamation, Cardinal IG, Corval Group, Dan’s Supermarket, Inc.-Corporate Office, Dan’s Supermarket, Inc.-Dan’s No. 1, Dan’s Supermarket, Inc.-Dan’s No. 2, Dan’s Supermarket Inc.-Dan’s No. 4, Grotberg Electric, Inc., Infinity Windows, Integrity Windows-Fargo, Integrity Windows-West Fargo, John Deere Seeding Group-Valley City, Marvin Windows and Doors, Monsanto, Montana Dakota Utilities-Great Plains Natural Gas, Ottertail Power Company, Otter Tail Power-Coyote Station and Trihydro Corporation. Outstanding Safety Professional of the Year: One award presented annually to an individual who has been instrumental in the development and implementation of safety programs that increase the safety of an organization or the community. Recipient: Lynn Beiswanger, Basin Electric Power Cooperative."
by , on March 15, 2010
Electric Arc & Safety Newsletter The Most Authoritative Source for Electrical & Arc Flash Safety News In This Issue Arc Test Dates NFPA 70E Thinks De-energized United Relay Patent on Arc Flash Energy Reduction Articles Accidents & Videos Chicago Electrical Trauma Research Program now an Institute Fines by OSHA & OHSA on Electrical Hazards New 5.5 oz...