by , on May 30, 2017
When it comes to electrical installation, perhaps one of the most violated sections of the National Electrical Code has been and continues to be proper torquing of electrical connections. In training across the United States, and even abroad, I have found that this failure to follow manufacturer’s torque specifications has proven to be the source...
by , on May 25, 2017
A couple weeks are left for the opportunity to review the next draft of CSA Z462, Workplace Electrical Safety. You can also submit comments. The review end date is June 7, 2017. Please go to this link if you would like to participate. You will be required to log in.
by , on May 23, 2017
In June, the e-Hazard website and newsletter (Arcnews) will be featuring our new articles on the e-Hazard Safety Cycle™. Our cycle builds on common safety improvement models to help companies understand how to grow their electrical safety program.  Being one of the largest electrical safety training companies and offering services in all aspects of electrical...
by , on May 22, 2017
A New Resource A new electrical safety video, Other Reasons, looks at how people behave toward their specific jobs at work. Workers are sometimes faced with challenging situations and may ask themselves, “Will I work safely today and follow the protocol? Or do I need to complete this quickly, so I’ll take a shortcut”? He or...
by , on May 11, 2017
About the App If you would find it helpful to access the 2017 NESC®  while on the field, there is now an app available for iOS, Android, and Windows™. This will provide convenient access to the Code via your mobile device or tablet. Downloading the app alone will not give you the full code, however....
by , on May 10, 2017
What is a Safety Blitz? An ongoing and integral part of the Ministry of Labour’s (MOL) strategies in Ontario, Canada, is contained in a Construction Electrical Safety Blitz that was completed in the late fall of 2016. The MOL preamble and a link with the results released in April 2017 can be found here: https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/sawo/blitzes/construction.php...
by , on May 2, 2017
New Video e-Hazard has produced a video, Task Qualified Switch Operations, to help you train your non-electrical employees who operate switches or circuit breakers. Whether you are one of our Train the Trainer graduates and need supplemental support, or you’ve attended one of our open classes and are on a strict timetable to train your employees...
by , on April 24, 2017
IEEE’s 53rd Industrial and Commercial Power System Conference will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on May 8-11, 2017. Mike Doherty of e-Hazard is scheduled to present a tutorial on Thursday, May 11. He will explain the changes and continual improvement process best practices as demonstrated between the 2015 and soon to be released 2018...
by , on April 18, 2017
A Job Usually Taken for Granted Lineman Appreciation Day was started to publicly thank our utility workers who construct and maintain our electrical lines – those who work in our communities today and those who worked in the late 1800s when electricity was a new commodity. The electrical industry has grown by leaps and bounds since...
by , on April 14, 2017
What is your reaction when you hear that your electrical department at your plant is going to be audited? If your stomach immediately churns or the tension in your neck precipitates a headache, you’re not alone. I’m not going to pretend that an audit is not a stressful time for employees and supervisors. Following are some...
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