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by , on February 13, 2014
Burning Questions Arc Flash
CASE STUDY: A lineman from a Canadian company was involved in a flash that gave him a retina burn. He recovered fully after 2-3 days. In due diligence the company line crew supervisor and safety advisor began looking for new information on the arc flash glass industry. He states: “We, as most line personnel in...
by , on January 30, 2014
An article from Safety and Health magazine (October 26, 2013) discusses the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector. It focuses on the extraction of coal, crude petroleum, natural gas and other naturally occurring minerals. The article looks at the rate of employment in this sector and the injuries that occurred in a one...
by , on January 28, 2014
OSHA  issued an interpretation for Standard 1910.1200(d); 1910.1200 on December 27, 2013. The interpretation is to be used by compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) in determining  “whether manufacturers or importers have properly classified their products for combustible dust hazards under the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).” From OSHA.gov: This guidance shall be used when...
by , on January 27, 2014
The Homer Tribune of Homer, Alaska reports a lineman is in being treated in a Seattle hospital for serious injuries after receiving a severe electric shock working near Diamond Ridge last week. The man, Jacob Adams, an Homer Electric Association lineman was doing maintenance work on a high-voltage transition box when the accident occurred on...
by , on January 22, 2014
In an article from The Pueblo Chiefton, Black Hills Energy is reportedly appealing the $75,000 fine OSHA is reported to have issued to them. The company is under investigation  for an incident involving company workers being exposed to serious shock dangers from power lines during repairs from a thunderstorm. A worker suffered serious electrocution injuries. ...
by , on January 21, 2014
Members of BICSI, the association of information technology systems workers, may now receive credit for e-Hazard electrical safety courses. Effective  December 26, 2013, BICSI recognizes  Electrical Workplace Safety NFPA 70E Low Voltage Qualified training for 7 BICSI  ITS  Continuing Education Credits (CECs). BICSI issues CECs to support renewal of the following BICSI credentials:  RCDD; RITP;...
by , on January 20, 2014
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by , on January 15, 2014
  Having trouble viewing this email?Click here   January 2014 OSHA T&D Partnership with IBEW, EEI, NECA and Large Utility Contractors Renewed    OSHA has renewed its strategic partnership with electrical transmission and distribution contractors and associations to reduce worker injuries, deaths.  The Partnership provides a specialized OSHA 30 hr. training on 1910.269 (which is slated...
by , on January 14, 2014
Ken Cheng, Steve Cress and Don Minini have published on DC arc flash as it relates to rail systems. This ground breaking paper addresses some issues with the DC calculation models we have today and introduces assistance from Kinectrics in difficult DC applications.  Kinectrics contracts arc flash calculations jobs in the US through e-Hazard.com or their...
by , on January 10, 2014
Something as simple as a job briefing can stop a fatality.  That is the contention of this OSHA citation.  A line worker was fatally electrocuted in an incident this year and the fine is based on two citations.  One was considered willful.  Be sure all your workers understand how critical a job briefing is to electrical...
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