by , on August 22, 2017
Q: Do we need arc rated protection or shock protection (like rubber gloves or arc rated gloves) when switching inside industrial panelboards similar to the ones we have at home (e.g. 120V)? A:  It really depends on the individual situation. What are the most common operations on 120V panelboards (fed from transformers that are generally...
by , on August 22, 2017
Question: Can a shirt with a metal snap or a metal zipper meet ASTM F1506 and NFPA 70E? Answer: This is a matter of opinion and there is some controversy about the issue. ASTM F1506 has NO prescription forbidding metal snaps or zippers. It states in 6.1 that, “closures used in garment construction shall not...
by , on August 15, 2017
The PDF version of the NFPA 70E® 2018 will be available August 25, 2017. The standard softbound book will be available September 20, and the e-book will come out October 6, 2017. We will be using the 2018 version in our next Low Voltage, High Voltage, and Train the Trainer classes in Louisville, October 16-19, 2017....
by , on August 15, 2017
Warehouses, silos, and logistic operations are exposed to the electrical hazards of arc flash and electrical shock. In fact, unique risks are present when the electrical utility bill is one of the smaller budget items, as is the case in warehouses, silos, and logistic operations.  This, together with the rather infrequent performances of electrical operations,...
by , on August 10, 2017
e-Hazard is “Racing to Zero” this year to Indianapolis, IN, to participate in this year’s National Safety Council Congress and Expo. Congress dates:  September 23-29 Expo dates: September 25-27 Venue: Indiana Convention Center Zarheer Jooma and I will be speaking Monday afternoon on Implementing the NFPA 70E 2018 Changes: A “Shockingly” Simplified List. During this session,...
by , on August 7, 2017
Electrical safety training is an OSHA and an NFPA 70E® requirement. In the case of high voltage work, some training is required annually if the skills are not used regularly. Training has to be documented, but a critical step that is often left off of training is opportunity for interaction with a subject matter expert...
by , on July 31, 2017
Mike Doherty will be standing behind the podium rather than sitting in the audience this September, presenting an IEEE Safety Technical session paper and also co-teaching a tutorial at the Petroleum Chemical Industry Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (For those who don’t know him, that’s Mike in the green shirt pondering the information from another...
by , on July 26, 2017
We’ve made available on our website the video Other Reasons, streaming option only. This is an educational safety video designed to supplement your company’s electrical safety training. An instructor’s guide is also available for download. The stories of Mark Standifer and Donnie Johnson are well-known in the electrical industry. On the days of their relative...
by , on July 25, 2017
According to a recent article, less than a third of recently surveyed female workers in the United Kingdom say they are issued properly-fitted PPE by their employers today. Over half of those women said the PPE they do have are ill-fitting and hamper the work they need to do. Here is a list of those...
by , on July 24, 2017
This week e-Hazard is hosting our first class of the NEC® 2017 for Industrial Installations. As hot as the weather has been in Louisville lately, it’s a relief to be indoors. And what better way than learning about all the updates to the National Electrical Code®, NFPA 70. Our class is unique in that it...
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