e-Hazard Blog

by , on March 17, 2010
Operator’s are often the victims of electrocution. Actually in some studies more likely. They need to know the hazards too. NFPA 70E committee considering adding Operators to the list of covered in the 2012 standard. It is clear in the standard they are doing “electrical tasks” when operating disconnects etc. Train your operators. Read the...
by , on March 17, 2010
We reported this, another sad fatality of a seaman in the line of duty. This one is another one which was completely avoidable. Electrocution shipboard. Ships are specifically excluded from many of the standards BUT the Navy is one of the MOST electrically safe organizations. Give me a nuclear navy trained electrician any day! I’ve...
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 It has been superceded by the 2007 NESC but it is law so not following this is illegal.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...