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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...
by , on October 3, 2009
This case seems a good example. The policy didn’t even cite the right laws. Lots of companies put things in writing the workers never even hear about. No training, no auditing, and no real knowledgable supervision of arc flash and electrical safety hazards. This company “required” all work to be done de-energized in writing but...
by , on October 1, 2009
Wonder if he was wearing arc-rated uniform. Major arc flash. Glad he was coming out! Read the news story from today…
by , on October 1, 2009
I have taken some of my most read articles and updated them with more detail for the electrical safety training professional, concerned electrical worker and trainers and made them available through a free service on our arc flash safety training website. Click here to go to e-Hazard.com to sign up for the free papers…
by , on September 30, 2009
On May 23, 2009 a power plant in the Midwest experienced a severe arc flash incident. The incident occurred while racking in a closed Siemens 15 kV GMI breaker with a faulty interlock. When the (closed) breaker contacted the bus, a large arc flash occurred. The breaker was being racked in remotely (wireless), the operators...