by , on February 8, 2012
January, 2012 : A 22 year old electrician was critically injured while working on an electrical socket at a New Zealand Cafe.  An employee heard him cry out and immediately switched off the main.  The electrician was in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital but has been updated to serious but stable condition....
by , on February 8, 2012
January, 2012: A UK investment firm has been fined after employees were injured in an electrical accident.  The two employees cut through a 1kV electrical cable while trying to locate a water leak. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the firm had not assessed the risks and failed to provide a safe work...
by , on January 30, 2012
One worker died and six others were hurt after a metallic bar they were holding came into contact with a  high-voltage transmission wire on Dec. 7th.  One worker was pronounced dead at the hospital and the others remain hospitalized. Click here to read about electrical accident in Phillipines              
by , on January 30, 2012
On December 13, 2011 two Massachusetts electricians subcontracting at Horizon Beverage were injured by an electrical accident. Both men were working on an electrical panel and were transported to the hospital.  One worker sustained 2nd degree burns to his face and the other received minor burns. The cause of the accident is under investigation.  NFPA 70E...
by , on January 30, 2012
A 31 year old employee of the Pulverdryer plant near Battle Creek Michigan suffered injuries due to an electrical accident and later died at the hospital. Pulverdryer is a manufacturer of technology for pulverizing and drying systems.   The Michigan OSHA has opened an investigation of the accident according to the Springfield Department of Public Safety. Click here...
by , on January 30, 2012
In This Issue December Survey Results: Holiday Safety? January Survey: Electrical Safety Audits? CSA Z462 Revision OSHA Fines this Month Burn Up the Myth Arc Test Dates Updated 2012 Classes New Magazine Article on Gloves Electrical Safety in the News Past Magazine Articles WA State CEU Update ASTM Potential Certification Program F18.55 NFPA 70E 2015...
by , on January 17, 2012
NFPA 70E announced today the first meeting date for the 2015 cycle.  Proposals due 6/22/2012 and meeting will be August 22-25, 2012 in Denver, CO. Click here to visit the NFPA 70E Next Edition Page
by , on December 30, 2011
In This Issue November Survey Results: Arc Flash Incident? December Survey: Adequate Safety Training? New Team Member ISHN Power 101 NETA News OSHA Fines this Month Burn Up the Myth Arc Test Dates Proposed Non-Leather Glove Protector ASTM Standard ASTM Standards Update Electrical Safety & Accident News Season’s Greetings ATTEND the IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop...
by , on December 29, 2011
Caterpillar has not released details but is working with authorities following an electrical accident at the Peoria facility.  One of the victims is in the hospital with serious burns to his arm, leg and abdomen.  The other has been released.  The two victims were working for another company at the Caterpillar factory. Click here to read...
by , on December 28, 2011
This is a classic good news/bad news story. Entergy’s Pallisades Nuclear Plant was shut down by an arc flash, electrical fault.  The good news is that “no workers were injured”.  In the past, a worker or two would have been hurt AND the plant would have  been shut down.  What might make spectacular news with...
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