by , on September 2, 2016
The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health has developed a useful database that contains information on applicable standards and regulations on various PPE. I typed “arc flash” in the search field, and this is part of the list.  Does very well.  Not a ton of guidance but excellent in what it recommends. Click on...
by , on August 26, 2016
Mike Doherty will be facilitating a webinar September 14, 2016, titled “Risk Assessment in the Design Phase.” He will discuss a good electrical safety program by identifying hazards, assessing risks, and implementing the hierarchy of risk control methods. His focus will be on engineering designs, a more forward-looking strategy rather than “chasing safety afterward.” You...
by , on August 26, 2016
e-Hazard warmly welcomes Kevin Holm and Mike Doherty as independent electrical consultants and instructors based in Canada. We are excited that they are joining e-Hazard’s network of trainers. Both men will be teaching classes using e-Hazard materials in conjunction with CSA Z462, Canada’s standard for employee electrical safety. Kevin Holm is based in the province of...
by , on August 24, 2016
Recently, a woman in New York City witnessed another woman fall into the energized third rail on subway tracks and receive a shock. Her response was compassionate and instinctive. She jumped down to push the injured woman away from the rail. But when she touched her, she received a shock herself. She described it later:...
by , on August 9, 2016
It seems that the appetite for playing the Pokémon Go app has been overriding common sense and decorum. People have played the game at certain monuments and museums, sparking outcries about their disrespect for the monuments and disregard to visitors. Some of these locations have requested on social media that players refrain from playing at...
by , on August 4, 2016
A welder was electrocuted this past May while disassembling a live, 480-volt flexible cord. He worked at Homeyer Precision Manufacturing in Marthasville, Missouri. The company was cited for 11 serious and one other-than-serious safety violations. The proposed fines come to $59,000. OSHA’s investigation found Homeyer failed to: Train employees on electrical safe work practices. Isolate energy to machines and...
by , on August 3, 2016
IEEE & the IEEE Standards Association made two announcements this week: 1) the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC) is now published 2) the NESC has a new Chair and Vice Chair. Read here for more details. Several changes can be seen in this update, including revised requirements for substation impenetrable fences. IEEE launched a...
by , on August 2, 2016
Two men were seriously injured in an arc flash event in April 2016. A third worker was injured as well, but returned to the scene to help fire investigators the same day as the accident. The incident occurred at Ware River Power Inc. in Ware, Massachusetts. The cause, as determined by the fire investigator, was...
by , on July 27, 2016
July Webinar On July 20, I talked about the lessons I learned from just a few of the 165 investigations I’ve been a part of since 1995. I also explained why PPE is important, and what you should wear in different situations. I went through arc flash standards to try and help you understand what they...
by , on July 25, 2016
“Who is e-Hazard?” “What in the world do they do?” “When I search for e-Hazard online, why does a soccer player come up instead?” Maybe you’ve asked those questions before in one form or another. Maybe you’re here accidentally in your search for something else. Either way, we’re going to answer those questions and do our best...
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