by , on January 14, 2015
IEEE ESW
Don’t Miss Out! Only a few short weeks are left until the biggest electrical safety conference of the year: the IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) for 2015.  This marks the 22nd annual IEEE ESW.  This year the event will be held at the downtown Marriott in Louisville, Kentucky on January 27-30. This year will feature...
by , on January 14, 2015
  NFPA 70E 2012 and 2015 do not allow even wedding rings to be worn when doing electrical work. I have often heard people complain about not being able to wear their wedding ring when working as an electrician.  Some worker’s never wear a rings and while the spouse may understand and support you there may...
by , on January 13, 2015
According to OSHA For the eighth time since 2011, Domestic Casting’s iron foundry has been investigated, cited, and fined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for not protecting its employees from safety and health hazards. OSHA’s three most recent inspections in June and July 2014 at the Shippensburg, Pa., facility...
by , on January 12, 2015
Reportedly, two workers were removing 11 KV lines when an electrical accident occurred.  While working on the wires the line became live, electrocuting the two men and killing the two “in a gruesome death” according to the story.  Both the police and fire department were called to the scene, but it took them over an...
by , on January 7, 2015
The CSA Z462 is now available for purchase online. Overview The new edition of CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety has been extensively revised and updated, with expanded criteria and guidance material. It has also been aligned with the changes and revisions to the 2015 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I and in parallel with...
by , on January 7, 2015
Back In 2011 A Case Was Settled For 13.9 Million After A High Voltage Circuit Exploded An employee of Process Control Solutions was solving software problems.  The Reading Materials plant had more or less shut down its entire asphalt manufacturing operation.  During this work a high voltage breaker exploded, creating an extreme heat that from  an arc...
by , on January 7, 2015
This updated guide provides inspection techniques that may be used to examine electrical protective rubber products for irregularities. The methods have applications in manufacturing locations, testing facilities, and in the field where the products are used. F1236 – Standard Guide for Visual Inspection of Electrical Protective Rubber Products has been revised to F1236-14 developed by Committee F18.60,...
by , on January 6, 2015
The 2012 edition of NFPA 70E has marked a way-point in electrical safety standards, and has continued to evolve to meet the electrical safety needs of both employers and employees. The 2015 edition of the NFPA70E has continued this legacy. New research, new technology, and technical input from users of the standard have provided the...
by , on January 5, 2015
Hugh Hoagland’s class for IP Magazine which gives credit toward a CUSP is now online at IP Magazine.  To access the class sign up Click Here
by , on December 31, 2014
Q.  We supposedly had an incident energy analysis done, however the majority of our labels indicate hazard level 0 at 18 inch arc flash boundary. After reading your newsletter question, can you even use the term hazard level on the label?  Can the level of protection only be defined by the terms PPE category or...
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