e-Hazard Blog

by , on July 16, 2013
When buying PPE, for example a shirt or a suit, OSHA, NFPA 70E and ANSI C2 (NESC) all agree: you should look for the AR (Arc Rating) label. Most of the industry turns to the national consensus standards such as ANSI/IEEE’s National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) or NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the...
by , on July 12, 2013
Hugh Hoagland and his team from e-Hazard went to Louisville Processing and Cold Storage to conduct a series of experiments on anti-fogging technologies in face shields. The experiments were conducted in the facility’s Cold Room, a controlled environment of -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 Celsius).  The experiments were a simulation of workers using Personal Protective Equipment...
by , on July 8, 2013
One of the questions most frequently asked about electrical safety training relates to whether employers are legally obligated to offer NFPA 70E® training. While NFPA 70E training is NOT required by law except for contractors to the Department of Energy [10CFR 851.23(a)(14)], meeting OSHA requirements for electrical safety training IS required by law. OSHA has...
by , on June 25, 2013
In an article for OH&S, James R. White writes about the application of personal protective grounds. He states: Personal protective grounds go by several names in the industry: “temporary protective grounds,” “ground sets,” “ground clusters,” or just plain “grounds.” Personal protective grounds are used whenever workers perform tasks on electrical power systems that may become...
by , on June 19, 2013
Question: We have a volunteer Emergency Response Team in the plant trained in fire fighting, rescue and HazMat.  Twenty four of the 75 members are EMT and they are available at all shifts. If needed, our team can respond within a very short time. With the availability of trained emergency personnel, do we need to...