e-Hazard Blog

by , on January 11, 2010
"willful and serious citations after an investigation into a fatal explosion at the company's Griggs Road facility in Houston. Proposed penalties total $1,477,500. In July 2009, an employee cleaning a tank was killed in an explosion when an altered piece of equipment ignited flammable vapors inside the tank. The fatality was the third death in less than a year at this employer's facilities; two hydrogen sulfide exposure-related deaths at a related facility, Port Arthur Chemical & Environmental Services LLC (PACES), occurred in December 2008 and April 2009."
by , on January 8, 2010
We hear in training all the time. “My guys are not electricians, we don’t need arc flash training.” We don’t just do “arc flash training”. All training must be electrical safety training with an arc flash component. Most fatalities are from shock. NFPA 70E rules would have eliminated this fatality. He should have been wearing...
by , on January 4, 2010
Was this guy following NFPA 70E rules? Most likely not. Rarely do we see any burns when NFPA 70E is followed. Work in a data center must often be done live. If proper electrical safety rules are followed, most folks walk away with little or no injuries. Eaton has some NFPA 70E trainers and I...
by , on January 2, 2010
These firefighters had a real challenge putting out a fire in a 4160V switchgear at the TVA plant last week. Interesting comment on how they put the fire, caused by an arc flash, out. Click here to read the news story. Al Havens at e-Hazard.com teaches classes on electrical safety for first responders.
by , on December 31, 2009
This guide doesn’t give enough detail for an unqualified worker to understand totally but could be a good guide to create a course with examples. Click here to read the guide.