by , on March 12, 2011
A 71 year old master electrician was electrocuted while working on an electrical panel at a California university.  He was working alone and his body was discovered when he did not return when expected.  The electrician had over 50 years of experience.  The investigation into his death is on-going. click here to read more about...
by , on February 22, 2011
In This Issue Poll Results: Arc Flash Protection Provided New Poll: What training to you provide? TTT: Last Chance OSHA Fines this Month NEW Electrical Safety Articles & Video Arc Test Dates Up Coming Training Events Blog Entries This Month Sponsor Sponsor Sponsor Sponsor 7 Electrical Safety Habits DVD 45 Min Video brings home 7...
by , on February 21, 2011
Good article that outlines standard specifications and test methods for arc rated PPE. Click here to read more about Global Standards on Arc Rated PPE
by , on February 21, 2011
An Otago, New Zealand firm has been fined $36K and order to pay the injured worker $15K in emotional harm reparation following an electrical incident that severly burned The employee was received severe burns when the metal spouting he was working with hit 11kV power lines at the property where he was working. Click here...
by , on February 21, 2011
 A Boston hospital faces $63,000 in OSHA  fines  for alleged “repeat and serious violations” of electrical safety standards following an investigation that resulted from a complaint from an employee. Click here to read more about the OSHA fines at Boston Hospital
by , on February 16, 2011
Two horses collapsed and died after apparently being electrocuted while standing in the parade area at Newbury race track in UK.  The track is closed while the  investigation proceeds.  OK, I love horses and hate to see them electrocuted.  Did you know that firefighter deaths, electrician deaths and the death of horses (pulling the fire...
by , on February 16, 2011
GE’s  Arc Vault  claims to stop an arcing fault in less than eight milliseconds (ms)  with equipment doors open or closed. There are so many new ways to prevent arc flash.  Keep posted.  We are going to feature many of them this year.  I want folks to use PPE but other means will prevent or reduce...
by , on February 16, 2011
An Ontario Canada company was  fined a total of $81K  following a serious accident that occurred in 2009.  A worker was seriously hurt and underwent an amputation after coming in contact with a crane’s hook and receiving an electrical shock. Click here to read more about Ontario electrical shock incident
by , on February 16, 2011
Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are powered by high-voltage batteries.  These batteries can be in excess of 400 volts. When responding to an accident, are first responders safe to use power cutters on the vehicle?  This is a good question.  There will need to be training on these cars.  They are the future but all new technologies require...
by , on February 16, 2011
According to the story an  employee of a Connecticut company suffered an “electrical shock” while in a bucket working on a utility pole. A nearby lineman used bolt cutters to free the wires from his injured co-worker and pulled him into his own bucket. The injured man suffered burn injuries to the face and was sent...