by , on August 31, 2012
Precision Steel Services Inc. of Toledo, OH, was cited with proposed fines of $66k for violations including failing to provide lockout/tagout procedures, and provide electrical safe work training and utilize electrical personal protective equipment. Also included was a violation for failing to mark lockout/tagout devices with an employee identifier. Click here to read the OSHA...
by , on August 30, 2012
Watch Hugh Hoagland’s latest Electrical Safety Webinar. Title: Good, Bad, and the Ugly: Using the Changes in NFPA 70E-2012 and NESC 2012 to Improve Your Electrical Safety Program Sign-up and Watch Now (FREE) Overview Hundreds of deaths and thousands of disabling injuries still occur annually due to shock, electrocutions, arc flash, and arc blast, although...
by , on August 23, 2012
By Mark A Lies II Because electricity is present in every workplace, employers must focus on this potential hazard every time there is a power outage, equipment servicing and maintenance and modification of equipment and distribution systems. Because of the hazards of working around electricity, particularly when it is necessary to work on the electrical...
by , on August 22, 2012
The last 15 years have seen tremendous progress in protecting working against the heat energy associated with arc flash. One major area of improvement has been the steps taken to get workers into safer clothing. The arc rating system developed by ASTM and the development of the predictive equations identified in NFPA70E and IEEE1584 have...
by , on August 21, 2012
Jim Phillips, founder of www.brainfiller.com and www.arcflashforum.com, wrote a good article on the conflict between selective coordination and arc flash protection.  NEC Article 240.87 states: “Where a circuit breaker is utilized without an instantaneous trip, one of the following or approved equivalent means shall be provided:  1 “Zone-selective interlocking 2 “Differential Relaying 3 “Energy-reducing maintenance...
by , on August 21, 2012
Administrative actions, engineering, or PPE hazard assessment steps to take as an employer during the hot summer months as written by author, Brian Hill, of www.oshasure.com. Click here to read the article in Workerscompensation.com from 6/22/12.
by , on August 21, 2012
Download the free eC – InspectionPad application by eCompliance;  it can do electrical safety audits and is to be used for designing, performing and reporting on inspections, audits and checklists for any industry. Click here for eC-InspectionPad download site.
by , on August 21, 2012
The effect of specific mining industry contaminants on protective properties of arc rated flame resistant fabric is described in this report.  Contaminants used in the study were a 1% saline solution to simulate body sweat, diesel fuel (to represent lighter hydrocarbons such as gasoline and other lighter fuel oils), dry lime, nickel dust palladium dust, sodium hydroxide...
by , on August 20, 2012
ArcWear/e-Hazard Arc Flash & Safety Newsletter August 2012 In This Issue Updated 2012 Classes July Survey Results August Survey Question Q&A:Reducing Maintenance Switch Q&A:Reducing Maintenance Switch Arc Test Dates Train the Trainer Class Train the Trainer Class 2012 Ugly’s Available IsoArc Gloves Layering Results Class Comment OSHA Heat Publications 2013 IEEE Expo Social Media NESC...
by , on August 8, 2012
A NY electrical contractor was replacing  a distribution switch in the main electrical room of a Norwalk CT commercial building when an arc flash occurred.  He suffered burns to > 40% of his body. Click here to read the news article from Norwalk Daily Voice from 6/26/12.
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