by , on January 5, 2017
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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 December 15, 2016
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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
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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 October 13, 2016
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Question: I am having trouble reconciling OHSA 1926 Arc Flash requirements with Table 410-1 in the new 2017 NESC.  In addition to the problems with notes 7 and 8 that are retained in the 2017 version of the NESC Table 410-1, there are at least two and perhaps three questionable testing references used for Table...
by , on September 22, 2016
Shell Canada investigated an arc flash incident that affected three workers. The arc flash investigation resulted in no injuries. This is the kind of story we want to hear. The workers were taken to the “health facility as a precaution”, but were cleared for work that evening. Congratulations to Shell Canada, CSA Z462, Alberta OH&S, ESPS (one...
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