by , on July 20, 2017
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To continue our focus on Risk Assessment in the workplace this month, we’re highlighting an article written by Mike Doherty, which first appeared in Electrical Business Magazine, March 2017. You can read the article here. Risk assessment procedure in Canada is found CAN/CSA-Z1002-12, “Occupational health and safety – Hazard identification and elimination and risk assessment...
by , on July 17, 2017
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“What innovations and technologies are here or on the horizon?” Safety + Health magazine recently posed this question to leading PPE manufacturers and industry experts. They also asked, “What recent PPE trends have you observed?” This is my reply to the 1st question: We are seeing more innovation in arc flash gloves with the ASTM...
by , on July 13, 2017
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Q: Is there a difference between electric arc and arc flash? I have been referring to them as the same thing, using both terms to describe the same thing. Is this wrong? Can you advise on your view? A: The terms “electric arc” and “arc flash” are interchangeable. Arc flash describes the event from an...
by , on June 26, 2017
OH&S Webinar
Mike Doherty and I will be giving a webinar on Electrical Safety in Construction: Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities. We’ll talk about these topics: Perspectives on the current state of electrical safety in the construction sector Current improvement initiatives in regards to awareness, case histories and consensus standards Best practices in quality job planning as it...
by , on June 5, 2017
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In 2006, OSHA responded to questions on several topics. Some of these questions still come up. The first question and response on marking of electrical equipment for arc flash hazards, are copied below. To read the answers to other questions, concerning FR clothing requirements for electrical installations covered by Subpart S and General Duty Clause violations,...
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