by , on January 9, 2017
Upcoming Webinar I’ll be talking about proposed changes in NFPA 70E, NFPA 2112, ANSI/ISEA 107 and a new arc flash protection standard for multi-material protector gloves. The proposed changes could modify PPE purchasing specifications and buying patterns for garments, gloves, and other PPE affecting electrical & petrochemical workers. Info: When: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:00...
by , on January 5, 2017
Question: Your company provided training for us earlier this year, and I was hoping that you could help us with an electrical PPE question I had. The PPE requirements for a hazard risk category 1 state that an arc rated face shield is required. Under the footnotes in the HRC table, it states that the...
by , on January 4, 2017
The countdown to the 2017 Electrical Safety Workshop continues! If you haven’t registered already, now is the time to register as an attendee or an exhibitor for the 2017 ESW in Reno, Nevada. Info You Need to Know When: January 31 – February 3, 2017 Where: Reno, Nevada Venue: Peppermill Hotel How to register: Visit the website to register What...
by , on January 3, 2017
Here at e-Hazard, we field many phone calls from clients and potential clients concerning the need to make sure that the site’s electrical personnel are properly certified. This conversation typically evolves into a quick training session on a variety of terms and what these terms actually mean. To clarify the issue a bit, I have...
by , on December 15, 2016
Q: We understand that OSHA 1910.269 recommends and NFPA 70E requires Arc Rated shirts to be tucked in. We are an electric utility cooperative. If an AR (Flame Resistant, Arc Rated) t-shirt is worn that matches the hazard and the AR t-shirt is tucked in and an outer AR shirt is also worn, primarily for...
by , on December 13, 2016
Somber Reminder In Jacksonville recently, a worker died after being shocked and falling while working above a false ceiling. He was working on a new building being constructed at the Naval Air Station. He fell approximately 12 feet. Because this incident is still under investigation, not many other details are provided here. More accurate details...
by , on December 5, 2016
BE SAFE AROUND POWER LINES You’ve heard this advice before. Maybe you’ve heard it multiple times: Look around you before you start work, especially when the work is near or involves electricity, and ask yourself, “What could potentially hurt me in this situation?” During the holidays, people enjoy embellishing their outdoor spaces with all sorts...
by , on November 28, 2016
November 29-30, I’ll be speaking at one of the facilities of Chilquinta Energy in Chile. The participants will be representatives from 40 different companies in the electrical utilities, mining industry, and oil & gas industries. It’s an honor to speak to these industry leaders about electrical safety and arc flash.  Our passion is for everyone...
by , on November 28, 2016
Amid holiday preparations and time off from work, one of the last things we may be thinking of is next year’s Electrical Safety Conference. Don’t dismiss the thought too quickly. In 2017, the Electrical Safety Workshop will take place in January, just 10 short months since the 2016 Workshop. Mark your calendars! When: January 31 –...
by , on November 23, 2016
Questions still arise about how safe it is to wear contact lenses when working in an area that poses an arc flash risk. Fake News Even in Safety…. A story still circulating around the workplace is about a U.S. worker who was wearing his contact lenses when he was exposed to a welding arc. According...
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