I want to thank the Central Indiana ASSE, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and most of all the 50 people that attended my talk today, at the Indiana Safety and Health Conference, Electrical Safety For Managers, Updated For 2018 70E. It was a fun session and a great turnout. Watch for next years conference February 26-28,…
70E Topics Snapshot Introduction This is meant to serve as a snapshot of important 70E topics. Before work begins on equipment that would expose workers to electrical hazards, it must be de-energized, unless you can justify working live. OSHA and 70E are clear on this. The three ways to justify working live are if de-energizing…
When selecting arc flash PPE using the category method; the fault current and clearing time parameters are key to doing it correctly. It’s time we got serious about these parameters
Mark your calendar, there are things we are required to do on schedule. Training, audits, visual inspections, testing, etc. are required by NFPA 70E to be accomplished on a strict schedule. We have gathered those here to help remind you when these things need to be done.
Electrical safety in an R&D facility or laboratory can be challenging. The rules for R&D labs have been broadened in the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E.
You know your crew needs to wear FR clothing that meets a certain arc rating. But do you understand what that protection level means or how FR fabric gets its arc rating?
Liability In Arc Flash Incidents A great article from our friends at Westex. Last year, a Los Angeles County jury found Qualcomm liable for $7.1 million in damages as a result of a burn incident. Qualcomm, a telecommunications equipment company, was found negligent in an electrical fire incident, where a third-party contractor suffered third-degree burns…
VIDEO: Appropriate shock and arc rated PPE must be worn while verifying an absence of voltage when verifying an electrically safe work condition.
VIDEO: Your facility needs to create an energized electrical work permit as required by NFPA 70E. Include it in your electrical safety program, and you electrical safety training.
VIDEO: Arc flash incident energy analysis has hidden benefits you will receive that can help your facility for years.