by , on January 29, 2013
In This Issue Updated 2013 Classes OSHA Fines Burn Up the Myth What does it take to be qualified? New Team Member December Survey Reslts Electrical Safety News Arc Flash Training Forum Arc Test Dates Interactive Book from Westex ArcWear Video Highlights Sponsor Walls Sponsor   Revco Industries Sponsor Lenzing  Sponsor Milliken Upcoming Classes  Open...
by , on January 29, 2013
Homicide detectives investigate at Oakland campus of Carnegie Mellon University after Harold Taylor, a 59-year-old electrician, died while working on circuit breakers in a mechanical room.  From time to time workplace incidents can be considered homicide, manslaughter or other criminal acts. It is uncommon for this to occur without gross negligence.  In a few cases supervisors...
by , on January 28, 2013
Serious burns result from the explosion of a circuit breaker inside a Philadelphia area carpet Store. Two men, one of whom was reportedly “working on” the circuit breaker, received serious injuries and were taken to an area hospital for treatment.  Arc flash incidents like this are usually avoided by following NFPA 70E Read entire article...
by , on January 25, 2013
IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has released the IEEE C2-2012™, The 2012 National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) in PDF format! Electrical engineers need this resource and the PDF allows for quickly finding what you need for quotes or for citation. e-Hazard offers a class on NESC chapter 4 (the worker safety chapter) including 1910.269 basics.  Chapter...
by , on January 16, 2013
Marathon Norco Aerospace Inc. received eight serious OSHA health violations following an inspection in July. Workers had been exposed to hazardous materials and  electrical wiring deficiencies at the company’s facility in Waco. The penalties are estimated to total $41,220. Wiring according to NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code or NEC) avoids most of these penalties. Get...
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