by , on April 23, 2013
The question of a worker’s safety when walking by—but not interacting with–remotely operated electrical equipment has become a VERY HOT TOPIC lately!  This is coming up more and more as power houses and larger industrial facilities move towards remote operation, remote breaker racking and similar devices to eliminate the arc flash hazard during interaction with...
by , on April 23, 2013
WEST CHESTER TWP., OH A man working at a Procter & Gamble facility was taken to the hospital this morning following what initially was reported to be an electrocution. Dispatchers, who made the call just at 7:57 a.m. to respond to P&G’s Beckett Ridge Technical Center, 8256 Union Centre Blvd., reported someone could be heard...
by , on April 22, 2013
In cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, Fluke Corporation has issued a recall for 5 of its products.  Details about the 5 recalled products can be found at www.fluke.com/fluke/usen/support/safety. Products include: Fluke 373, 374, 375 and 376 Digital Clamp Meters Fluke 190 ScopeMeter Fluke T2 Electrical Tester Fluke 333, 334, 335, 336 and 337...
by , on April 22, 2013
Dallas, TX – April 12, 2013 As the last of the attendees left for the Dallas Fort Worth airport, they stopped by to congratulate Dan Doan, Chairman of the 2013 Electrical Safety Workshop, “I know you’ve heard this a lot, but great event – this was the best ESW yet.” Dan just smiled, “glad you...
by , on April 17, 2013
In March 2013 OSHA made several changes to the regulations from 1910.269, 1926 and 1910.300 series affecting utilities, construction and general industry. This webinar will review these changes and their impact on industry. Most companies following the latest version of NFPA 70E or the NESC will be unaffected as these regulations bring the OSHA standards...
by , on April 17, 2013
Three workers were injured by an arc flash while working in the switch yard at the Callaway Energy Center in Missouri on April 2. The accident, which happened outside the nuclear plant’s protected area, did not affect power generation. However, local media reported that the accident occurred around 5 p.m. on Tuesday and caused burns...
by , on April 17, 2013
The arc flash in a switchyard with injuries is normally a sign of a safety breakdown (rules broken, poor training, improper or no PPE, unqualified workers, steps missed, etc). From the NRC report one might think the grounds were put on an energized part.  This is not certain but possible. Workers often do not wear...
by , on April 17, 2013
According to an article on ansi.org, the British Standards Institution (BSI), the United Kingdom’s member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has submitted a proposal for a new international standard that would specify requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National...
by , on April 4, 2013
  Power   Reactor Event   Number: 48879 Facility:   CALLAWAY Region: 4 State: MO Unit: [1] [ ] [ ] RX Type: [1] W-4-LP NRC Notified By: TIM HOLLAND HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER Notification   Date: 04/02/2013 Notification Time: 20:30 [ET] Event Date: 04/02/2013 Event Time: 17:07 [CDT] Last Update Date: 04/02/2013 Emergency   Class: NON...
by , on March 29, 2013
In a traveling e-mail concerning an article in ISHN magazine E. Scott Geller posted a white paper on “Safety Bullying” There has been much discussion in the safety industry on the idea of “safety culture” as it relates to managing employees in safety related occupations. Visit the ISHN website for the April issue of ISHN...
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