e-Hazard Blog

by , on September 5, 2017
Task qualified operator training is an important part of an electrical safety program. Employees are a company’s greatest asset. Without their creativity and productivity, companies would suffer and eventually fail. There are many ways an employer can support and encourage employees to be creative and productive, and foremost on that list would be providing a good...
by , on August 22, 2017
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Q: Do we need arc rated protection or shock protection (like rubber gloves or arc rated gloves) when switching inside industrial panelboards similar to the ones we have at home (e.g. 120V)? A:  It really depends on the individual situation. What are the most common operations on 120V panelboards (fed from transformers that are generally...
by , on August 22, 2017
Question: Can a shirt with a metal snap or a metal zipper meet ASTM F1506 and NFPA 70E? Answer: This is a matter of opinion and there is some controversy about the issue. ASTM F1506 has NO prescription forbidding metal snaps or zippers. It states in 6.1 that, “closures used in garment construction shall not...
by , on August 15, 2017
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Warehouses, silos, and logistic operations are exposed to the electrical hazards of arc flash and electrical shock. In fact, unique risks are present when the electrical utility bill is one of the smaller budget items, as is the case in warehouses, silos, and logistic operations.  This, together with the rather infrequent performances of electrical operations,...
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...
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