by , on April 22, 2014
Abstract This specification covers manufacturing and testing of rubber insulating gloves for protection of workers from electrical shock. Two types of gloves are provided and are designated as Type I, non-resistant to ozone, and Type II, resistant to ozone. Six classes of gloves, differing in electrical characteristics, are provided and are designated as Class 00,...
by , on April 22, 2014
1. Scope  1.1 This specification covers manufacturing and testing of rubber insulating sleeves for protection of workers from electrical shock. 1.2 Two types of sleeves are provided and are designated as Type I, nonresistant to ozone, and Type II, resistant to ozone. 1.3 Five classes of sleeves, differing in electrical characteristics, are provided and are designated as Class...
by , on April 18, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Operational Safety issued a publication in 1984 reporting the data analysis of hydrocarbon pool and vapor fire. The report indicates the flame geometry and thermal radiation data from a series of large scale experiments involving liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and gasoline spills on water. According to the abstract...
by , on April 17, 2014
ArcWear.com has performed testing on ear plugs in arc flash.  This testing is included in e-Hazard.com electrical safety training classes such as the Low Voltage Qualified (NFPA 70E) class and the NESC, OSHA 1910.269 Line Mechanics and Meter Technician Class. The results are that foam does melt but some foams may not ignite easily.  Red...
by , on April 17, 2014
Region 5 News Release: 13-2457-CHI Dec. 23, 2013 Contact: Scott Allen      Rhonda Burke Phone:       312-353-6976 Email: allen.scott@dol.gov      burke.rhonda@dol.gov US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Pure Power Technologies after worker burned by electrical arc flash at Waukesha, Wis., foundry   WAUKESHA, Wis. – Pure Power Technologies LLC has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety...
by , on April 17, 2014
In celebration of Electrical Safety Month in May 2014, the Electrical Safety Foundationis excited to announce the launch of Electrical Safety Illustrated. The new magazine addresses up to date electrical safety issues, providing the necessary information to adequately protect you from electrical hazards. Each issue focuses on various electrical safety topics while at the same...
by , on April 17, 2014
Burrows Paper Corp. of Little Falls, NY has been cited by OSHA and received $298,100 in proposed fines. The inspections that resulted in these violations were completed by OSHA’s Syracuse Area Office as part of the agency’s Site-Specific Targeting Program. Inspections were conducted after the company reported “higher-than-average illness and incident rates in 2009 and...
by , on April 16, 2014
Hugh Hoagland has been scheduled to speak at the 2014 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo in San Diego on September 13 -19,2014. Hoagland will be addressing the recent updates to OSHA 1910.269 and other electrical standards in 2014. Attendees will learn how these new standards affect the  electrical safety program of their company and...
by , on April 11, 2014
OSHA published the long awaited final rule revising the standards for power generation, transmission and distribution on April 11, 2014.  The document is now available in the Federal Register.  The document becomes law July 10, 2014, although OSHA has adopted delayed compliance deadlines for certain requirements including Fall Protection, PPE, new determination of MAD distances...
by , on April 9, 2014
Have questions on the recently released standard (OSHA 1910.269)? Visit the e-Hazard forum today and ask our electrical safety experts questions about how it applies to you. Connect with electrical safety professionals around the globe! The e-Hazard forum allows you to be a part of the conversation with our electrical safety team regarding arc flash...
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