by , on February 27, 2017
Question: I have a technician requesting the testing schedule of 40cal suits. What is the recommended testing cycle for a 40 Cal arc flash suit? Are there required tests for arc flash suits in ASTM F1506, ASTM F2178, OSHA or NFPA 70E? Answer: There are none. Arc flash suits do not provide any shock protection. Shock...
by , on February 24, 2017
Q: Does winter wear or rainwear worn by an electrical worker have to be AR or just FR? A: Standards including NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910.269 require garments not to increase burns in the event of an arc flash. Both prohibit melting materials like polyester and nylon from being worn unless they are arc rated...
by , on February 10, 2017
Get your arc flash and shock PPE right the first time! Learn how to choose your arc-rated gear for multiple hazards, and the features that really matter. Rather than just going for the lowest price, what do you include in a spec to get exactly what you want, and how do you layer for protection...
by , on January 26, 2017
One electrical worker has died and another is still in the hospital following a shock incident and subsequent fire in Amarillo, Texas, a few days ago. Roper Copelin, 30, died early Sunday morning at the University Medical Center Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center in Lubbock, TX. Mr. Copelin’s boss is being treated for smoke...
by , on January 26, 2017
Policemen Save Worker Shocked at Worksite Quick thinking from two Shiloh, IL, policemen helped save a construction worker’s life in October 2016. The worker’s industrial concrete saw was believed to come into contact with an energized electrical line, rendering him unconscious. He ended up lying in water about 6 in. deep. At least one other...
by , on January 24, 2017
While most New Year resolutions center around personal matters, we offer some suggestions for resolutions you might want to follow at work. These electrical safety habits are not listed in order from least to most important, or any other order, for that matter. They are simply a list of some back-to-basics best practices that are...
by , on January 17, 2017
Utilizing fall protection is an important part of the job for an electrician who works in elevated work spaces. Just recently, we published a short article on a Jacksonville worker who fell from 12 feet after receiving an electrical shock. Many other stories are out there that describe the trauma of falling from heights because...
by , on January 11, 2017
Isn’t it frustrating when you are trying to resolve a technical issue with customer service, and the representative works through a checklist without listening or understanding what’s really going on? Well, that conundrum is about to be history…at least for electrical safety! e-Hazard has launched a forum dedicated to arc flash and electrical shock, and...
by , on January 9, 2017
Upcoming Webinar I’ll be talking about proposed changes in NFPA 70E, NFPA 2112, ANSI/ISEA 107 and a new arc flash protection standard for multi-material protector gloves. The proposed changes could modify PPE purchasing specifications and buying patterns for garments, gloves, and other PPE affecting electrical & petrochemical workers. Info: When: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:00...
by , on January 5, 2017
Question: Your company provided training for us earlier this year, and I was hoping that you could help us with an electrical PPE question I had. The PPE requirements for a hazard risk category 1 state that an arc rated face shield is required. Under the footnotes in the HRC table, it states that the...
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