e-Hazard Blog

by , on October 12, 2009
We try to make sure even electricians understand that contact with higher voltages results in BOTH arc flash and shock. This painter received a bad burn from contact with a powerline. His clothing ignited. A lot of the burns in these incidents is from the burning clothing. Workers need to keep themselves and tools at...
by , on October 10, 2009
Contrary to popular belief there are real requirements in marking off an arc flash boundary. I like that this company offering arc flash boundary tape but there are three requirements in the ANSI 535 standard cited in NFPA 70E and OSHA. What is the level of the hazard? What is the hazard? What does the...
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....