e-Hazard Blog

by , on March 18, 2014
Description The proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is a critical component of any electrical safety program, and yet proper PPE use often is overlooked, diminished, or simply disregarded by electrical workers in manufacturing. Plant Engineering presented this Webcast on December 5th that discussed the importance of PPE to mitigate arc flash dangers and...
by , on March 14, 2014
A paper written by Zarheer Jooma and Hugh Hoagland is featured in the March/April issue of HSME Magazine. The paper, Bridging the Protection Abyss: Arc Rated Gloves and The New ASTM Test Method, discusses a new glove protection standard and include advances by international standards committees.
by , on March 13, 2014
Citations were issued to the City of Sibley Electric Department, Timewell, and Current Electric of Sibley regarding an arc flash explosion last July in Sibley, Iowa. The IOWA division of OSHA has cited the parties for the incident caused when workers were switching over electric lines. Five people were taken to the hospital after the...
by , on March 10, 2014
March 2014 e-Hazard enjoyed participating in the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop 2014 in San Diego, CA. Take a moment to look through our photo gallery from the event. Thanks to Anthony Capkun of  Electrical Business Magazine for sharing his photos with us. More highlights...  See the FULL e-Hazard IEEE ESW 2014 Photo Gallery  We...
by , on March 6, 2014
Electrician Michael Hemond was electrocuted while working at Richford electrical substation in September of 2006. He remembers looking at a switching component in the facility and then was knocked to the ground. The electrocution resulted in the lose of the lower half of both his legs and various other injuries. Hemond is suing Frontier Communications...
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