City of Alcoa Commissions Two Studies to Assess Arc Flash Hazards

The city of Alcoa, TN, recently commissioned two studies for their public utilities. City commissioners want arc flash hazard assessments for both their electric department and the public works and engineering department. Their vote on the issue was unanimous. From these assessments, they will know whether their utility workers have the appropriate equipment and information […]

8 Electrical Safety Resolutions

Do you make work resolutions? Some people challenge themselves by setting personal goals for the next 12 months. In the spirit of starting a new year on the right foot, we’ve re-publishing a list of habits that you may want to adopt as your new year’s resolutions. These suggested electrical safety habits are not listed […]

Holiday Safety Checklist – Not Just for the Professionals

Santa and safety pros are not the only ones with a checklist. Before your celebrations begin, please make time to go over a safety checklist for the holidays. (And it may not hurt to check it twice!) We got these six tips from Electrical Safety Foundation International, or ESFI. While ESFI has plenty of safety […]

Human Performance Issues from the Perspective of Safety Experts

“Workers, supervisors, managers and VPs can all have human performance issues.” Cited in a recent ISHN (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News) interview, Mike Doherty, an e-Hazard electrical safety consultant, continues, “Everybody has human performance issues. In time, everyone will be working far more comprehensively with human performance concepts and tools.” His statement comes from a […]

Hierarchy-of-Controls Approach to Workplace Hazards

The Hierarchy of Controls in the NFPA 70E is no longer an informational note. As per the 2018 70E, the Hierarchy of Controls can now be found in 110.1(H)(3). Most, if not all, of you know this already. Most of you know, as well, that wherever there is voltage, there is also the potential for […]