e-Hazard Blog

by , on October 9, 2009
This is exceptionally sad. Family business, son dies. Wish we had better electrical safety training for small contractors. I’m taking my training online even if it hurts profits. There should be no excuse for good quality electrical safety training. We can do better. Read the story here ….
by , on October 7, 2009
This company like so many others have NEVER read ASTM D6413. It has NO pass/fail criteria! You cannot have flame resistance with JUST D6413 testing ONLY. This jacket will melt onto a worker in the event of a flash fire or electric arc and hurt or kill them. Amazing it is advertised in safety magazines....
by , on October 7, 2009
Milliken FR Introduces New Comfort Fabric Milliken FR™ now offers UL recognized NFPA 70E (HRC2) and NFPA 2112 compliant protection in one of the lightest weight fabrics you can buy. Amplitude® now comes in a 6.0 ounce weight, offering even more comfort and breathability than before. Several new 6-7 oz fabrics meeting HRC 2 now....
by , on October 7, 2009
Worker electrocution a few months back resulted in a small fine for a fatality. Smurfit had 16 violations but they were ONLY serious. Willful are the really bad things. “Three of the serious violations and two lesser violations cited as taking place “on or about March 10” involved electrical hazards, including not de-energizing live parts...
by , on October 6, 2009
Again a good company with excellent safety credentials struck by an arc flash. BC Hydro uses arc rated clothing so we’ll see. BC Hydro was one of the first Canadian electrical utilities to starting using arc rated coveralls for energized work. Long before many of the standards were in place for flame resistant clothing. Click...