Category: Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment
by , on October 15, 2018
The dangers of a potential arc flash or arc blast occurring during a fire make the job of fire fighting that much more hazardous. Put that situation in an underground vault or a commercial building with 3-phase power, and the dangers increase. Some stations may have plans already established that include emergency response in underground...
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
ASTM 2522 – 12 (2017): Standard Test Method for Shield on Live Line Tools or Racking Rods 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...
by , on November 22, 2017
Many people think of a refinery as a potential place for a flash fire. Many also 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. PPE...