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The Main Circuit Breaker For This Control Panel Doesn’t De-energize The Panel Introduction This control panel is like thousands of control panels out in facilities today, and maybe even many in your facility. It controls a machine on the factory floor. It has four motor starters, individual circuit breakers for those motor circuits, ice cube…

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…

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[1] 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…