by , on April 14, 2017
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What is your reaction when you hear that your electrical department at your plant is going to be audited? If your stomach immediately churns or the tension in your neck precipitates a headache, you’re not alone. I’m not going to pretend that an audit is not a stressful time for employees and supervisors. Following are some...
by , on March 28, 2017
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Q: Could an end user wear a 12″ High voltage protector over a Class 00/0 14″ rubber glove? The difference between a 13″ Class 00/0 protector and a 12″ Class 1-4 protector is the cuff color. A: Some companies will not allow this because they want the protector cuff cover to indicate that the glove is...
by , on March 20, 2017
Choosing PPE for your employees can be a daunting task. You not only have to decide the appropriate pieces to purchase, but you also must consider your employees’ comfort and the proper donning and use of each PPE. Then you’ll want to teach your employees how to care for your investment. Feeling overwhelmed? You are...
by , on March 15, 2017
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Question: I have been asked by our Radiation Safety (at a nuclear power plant) manager if there is a known hazard with wearing nitrile gloves under voltage rated rubber gloves with leather protectors. Our company’s consensus is that even if a person were subjected to a 40 calorie event, there would not be enough heat transfer...
by , on March 15, 2017
In Saskatchewan, Canada, a SaskPower supervisor was fined $28,000 after being found guilty of Occupational Health & Safety violations. The accident occurred in Wakaw, Saskatchewan in 2014. Kleon Swahn and his crew were called to repair a line break on a high voltage line. When it was discovered that the available bucket truck did not...
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