by , on January 16, 2018
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Unfortunately, there seem to be many stories about people killed because of a downed  power line. We hear too often of a vehicle that hit a power pole and the lines landed on the vehicle, making that vehicle a path to ground. The people inside the car decide to get away as quickly as they...
by , on January 16, 2018
Prevent OSHA's Top Ten with e-Hazard electrical training
Choosing the right electrical training for employees and following the e-Hazard Safety Cycle™ can help employers prevent most of OSHA’s Top Ten Violations for 2017. According to Deputy Director Patrick Kapust of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, “…many of the deficiencies we find involve training”. E-Hazard’s electrical safety training classes cover these issues and more. Our material...
by , on January 9, 2018
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Q: If you were working inside of a panel with high and low voltage, would it be allowable to have a shield installed to separate the two so that you could work on the low voltage equipment without needing to put on all of the arc flash and shock PPE? A: Electrical hazards are made...
by , on January 4, 2018
Did something about the balaclava change recently in NFPA 70E®2018? Recently I completed an arc flash engineering study (part of an arc flash risk assessment) and then labeled the electrical equipment. I was asked by the electrical engineer at the plant as to whether the arc flash engineering study was based on NFPA 70E® –...
by , on November 22, 2017
Many people think of a refinery as a potential place for a flash fire, and many would have thought this hazard had been “engineered out” at this location. Here is how things happen. Most of the engineering out of the hazard is for operations, but maintenance can often bypass, or render ineffective, the safety engineering....
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