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e-Hazard Safety Cycle™ White Papers Commemorate Electrical Safety Month

This month the e-Hazard blog will be featuring our new white papers on the e-Hazard Safety Cycle™. Our cycle builds on common safety improvement models to help companies understand how to grow their electrical safety program. Being one of the largest electrical safety training companies and offering services in all aspects of electrical safety, we wanted to continue to educate companies - whether they are e-Hazard customers or not.

Many of the presentations over the years at the IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop have emphasized the Deming/Ishikawa model of Plan, Do, Check and Act. In explaining this to customers for many years, we have developed a strategy for improvement of electrical safety programs.

Learning from other companies and especially from worker and management input from our training classes at thousands of companies all over the world, we have tweaked the Deming model to adapt the cycle for electrical safety. Don’t wait for an accident or an OSHA citation to start using the e-Hazard Safety Cycle™: Envision, Execute, Evaluate and Evolve. Start NOW.

This month you can read the following or subscribe to the newsletter and receive all of these in a printable PDF format:

  • The e-Hazard Safety Cycle™: Auditing
  • The e-Hazard Safety Cycle™: Electrical Safety Maintenance
  • The e-Hazard Safety Cycle™: Electrical Safety Program (ESP)
  • The e-Hazard Safety Cycle™: Incident Investigation
  • The e-Hazard Safety Cycle™: Risk Assessment (RA)
  • The e-Hazard Safety Cycle™: Training
What is your reaction when you hear that your electrical department at your plant is going to be audited? If your stomach immediately churns or the tension in your neck precipitates a headache, you’re not alone. I’m not going to pretend that an audit is not a stressful time for employees and supervisors. Following are some [...]

Question: Could an end user wear a 12″ High voltage protector over a Class 00/0 14″ rubber glove? The difference between a 13″ Class 00-/0 protector and a 12″ Class 1-4 protector is the cuff color. Answer: Some companies will not allow this because they want the protector cuff cover to indicate that the glove is...

IEEE’s 53rd Industrial and Commercial Power System Conference will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on May 8-11, 2017. Mike Doherty of e-Hazard is scheduled to present a tutorial on Thursday, May 11. He will explain the changes and continual improvement process best practices as demonstrated between the 2015 and soon-to- be-released 2018 [...]

A Job Usually Taken for Granted: Lineman Appreciation Day was started to publicly thank our utility workers who construct and maintain our electrical lines – those who work in our communities today and those who worked in the late 1800s when electricity was a new commodity. The electrical industry has grown by leaps and bounds since [...]


Mike Doherty, of e-Hazard Canada, was honored with the Technical Presentation Award – Best of Electrical Safety at the NETA PowerTest Conference Feb. 27-Mar. 3.  (NETA is the InterNational Electrical Testing Association.)

Mike’s presentation, Human Performance Best Practices in Electrical Safety, cited the fact that human error is often the cause of incidents, and human nature can get in the way of identifying the real facts of an incident.  Who wants to admit that their actions might have contributed to a problem or injury at work? However, it is also true that individuals themselves are rarely totally at fault, and Mike quotes noted management consultant W. Edwards Deming, who said “A bad system will beat a good person every time.”

Ultimately, it takes a strong, ethical top leadership team to establish an environment of accountability that is non-blaming, to look beyond the observable causes to the root causes of problems, and to learn from its mistakes.

Hugh Hoagland discusses the use of arc rated
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Electrical Safety Hour

This training video is ideal for anyone who operates switches or circuit breakers but is not required to open any electrical enclosures. Workers such as machine operators, mechanics, technicians, and their supervisors will benefit from this course.

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Arc Flash & Isolation Safety Conference 
May 10-11, 2017

Hugh Hoagland will be a keynote speaker at the 2nd Arc Flash & Isolation Safety Conference in  Manchester, England May 10-11, 2017.  His talk is titled International Standards for Electrical Safety, NFPA 70E 2015 and Arc Flash PPE Standards from US and EU.  He will share information from his own accident investigations and his extensive arc flash testing research. 

Conference information is available here

Lineman’s Rodeo Safety & Training Conference 
October 12, 2017

Hugh will also present on arc flash PPE at the International Lineman’s Rodeo Safety & Training Conference on October 12, 2017 at the Overland Park, Kansas Convention Center.  Organizers want to expand their commitment to promoting safe line work practices by offering attendees the opportunity to hear from experts on industry safety issues and hot topics.The event is free to all attendees.

More information is available at

NFPA 70E Low Voltage & High Voltage

We prepare and license qualified trainers to use  e-Hazard's award-winning training and materials.   
  • Learn in our expert-led classes
  • Practice Instructing, by preparing and delivering a training segment
  • Receive coaching from our trainers, peer reviews and video feedback
  • Find out how to access e-Hazard resources, order books and work with materials
Louisville, KY
June 5 - 8, 2017
Chino, CA
August 7 - 10, 2017
Training Based on NFPA 70E Standard

Our 8-hour low voltage qualified course focuses on electrical safety training for employees who work on 600V and less.

This low voltage qualified course goes beyond the theoretical to give attendees a complete understanding of the rules, regulations, and standards of electrical and arc flash safety, and how to apply them in real-world situations.

Gonzales, LA
May 16, 2017
Greensboro, NC
May 19, 2017
Tucson, AZ
May 23, 2017
Louisville, KY
June 5, 2017
San Jose, CA
June 13, 2017
Birmingham, AL
June 13, 2017
Maple Valley, WA
June 20, 2017
N Charleston, SC
June 28, 2017
Deerfield, IL
July 11, 2017
High Voltage Qualified Training Class

Working on or around 1 to 69kV industrial high voltage distribution systems requires qualification. In this training, attendees learn what it means to be HV qualified and which electrical tasks can only be performed by a qualified person.

Gonzales, LA
May 16 - 17, 2017
Tucson, AZ
May 23 - 24, 2017
Louisville, KY
June 5 - 6, 2017
June 13 - 14, 2017
Birmingham, AL
June 13 - 14, 2017
June 20 - 21, 2017  
June 28 - 29, 2017
Louisville, KY
July 11 - 12, 2017
Our 1910.269 Class

This class is designed specifically for the needs of utility workers working with – or near – low or high voltage lines or equipment, or for those managing individuals in these environments. 

Also available in our  Train the Trainer program !

Louisville, KY
May 23, 2017

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