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by , on November 11, 2014
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Q.  I just received a list of arc rated clothing available in an industry catalog. Three of the items are short sleeved arc rated shirts. NFPA 70E categories HRC 1 and HRC 2 require LONG SLEEVED arc rated shirts. How can short sleeved shirts be HRC rated? I understand the material may be arc rated to...
by , on November 10, 2014
Electrical Standards for Construction and General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements* OSHA solicits public comments concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Electrical Standards for Construction (29 CFR part 1926, subpart K) and the Electrical Standards...
by , on November 7, 2014
On Monday, November 3rd, in Cameron, W. VA, two linemen were replacing copper wiring on a unit that had been stolen on a prior day. One worker was injured and flown to the hospital, while the other was pronounced dead by the Marshall County authorities.  No names have been released and what caused the injuries...
by , on November 3, 2014
Per our earlier post, it looks like there is going to be another extension on this temporary policy change. OSHA has decided to extend the compliance dates for those sections of the newly revised 1910.269 from October 31st to December 31, 2014.  During this 60 day period EEI will be working with OSHA to ensure...
by , on October 28, 2014
We’ve made a list of 9 Safety Conferences that you should attend to learn about electrical safety, NFPA 70E and other standards. These are the top safety conferences that YOU should attend.  You can never learn too much.  Do you have a favorite conference that you’ve attended?  Be sure to share or comment below!  This list...