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by , on September 21, 2012
James R. White has just released his book discussing the interaction between OSHA Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices regulations ( (29CFR1910.331 – .335) and NFPA 70E.  The title of the book is  “Electrical Safety:  A Practical Guide to OSHA and NFPA 70E”. Jim is a thoughtful member of NFPA 70E and a member of ASTM F18. One...
by , on September 21, 2012
Philip Gonski, PE, of Keystone Engineering Group in Frazer, PA, has written an article on arc flash hazards as related to water and wastewater facilities. Summary:  “Preventing long term outages and promoting employee safety are the ultimate goals of arc flash calculations. While the engineer can often drastically reduce arc flash hazards by modifying device settings,...
by , on September 21, 2012
Two workers were burned at a construction worksite in India when a screwdriver with which the electricians were testing the current in different phases slipped from their hands, connecting both the phases.  The screw driver had melted because of the impact of the high voltage current. Find out more from The Hindu article dated 9/18/12.
by , on September 21, 2012
A construction worker in western Henrico County, VA, was seriously injured when the scaffolding he was moving touched a high voltage power line. Find out more from the Richmond-Times Dispatch website dated 9/20/12.  
by , on September 21, 2012
An electrical apprentice in England received a serious head injury when his ladder upon which he was working touched a live wire and he fell to the ground. Get the details from ABC Online dated 9/20/12. A Parks Authority worker was fatally injured in Pakistan when he accidentally touched a live wire while trimming trees....
by , on September 21, 2012
Emerson Network Power has written a white paper providing an overview of how the safety and maintenance changes required by NFPA 70E impact data centers.  This could be a very important paper.  Balancing reliability with safety. Get details from the Emerson Network Power website dated 9/13/12. Go directly to the Emerson Network Power white paper.
by , on September 21, 2012
The Attorney-General introduced a bill to state parliament to make changes to the Electrical Safety Act, including abolishing the electrical safety commissioner, the safety education committee and the equipment committee, replacing them with an elected chairman and advisory committees that meet when the need arises.    Three safety inspectors and an additional three other vacant positions...
by , on September 21, 2012
Logan Machine Co. of Akron, OH, was cited by OSHA with proposed penalties of $66.6k for safety & health violations.  Electrical safety violations included  failing to establish proper lockout/tagout procedures for the energy sources of equipment, as well as failure to use explosion-proof electrical fixtures in the paint room. Find out more from the OSHA...
by , on September 21, 2012
The Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division of 3M has published its Safety Outlook and Trends Report compiled from the latest research on global occupational health and safety trends. It is designed to help safety and health professionals stay on top of the latest industry developments and best practices. The section on Personal Protective Equipment...
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