Category: Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment
by , on March 27, 2018
three workers discussing job planning in manufacturing facility
Five elements that will launch electrical safety hazard reduction in your company are featured in a recent article in Facility Safety Management. It is possible to accomplish these in a relatively short amount of time. Determining qualifications of the electrical worker Providing appropriate electrical safety training Incorporating an electrical safety program Following a job planning process...
by , on January 4, 2018
Did something about the balaclava change recently in NFPA 70E®2018? Recently I completed an arc flash engineering study (part of an arc flash risk assessment) and then labeled the electrical equipment. I was asked by the electrical engineer at the plant as to whether the arc flash engineering study was based on NFPA 70E® –...
by , on December 7, 2017
This test method is intended for determining the heat attenuation factor (HAF) of a shield material and the effective heat attenuation factor (EHAF) at the location of the worker in a specific test set up. These shields are used by some utilities for switching padmount gear when it may have an arc flash potential and...
by , on November 22, 2017
Many people think of a refinery as a potential place for a flash fire, and many would have thought this hazard had been “engineered out” at this location. Here is how things happen. Most of the engineering out of the hazard is for operations, but maintenance can often bypass, or render ineffective, the safety engineering....
by , on August 15, 2017
large, mostly empty warehouse
Warehouses, silos, and logistic operations are exposed to the electrical hazards of arc flash and electrical shock. In fact, unique risks are present when the electrical utility bill is one of the smaller budget items, as is the case in warehouses, silos, and logistic operations.  This, together with the rather infrequent performances of electrical operations,...