Donnie’s Accident – “I Was Too Good To Need My Safety Gear”

On August 12, 2004, I was connecting large electrical generator in preparation for Hurricane Charlie. The meter I was using failed and blew carbon into the gear and created an electrical arc which resulted in an arc blast. The electrical equipment shown in the video is the actual equipment after the explosion when my co-workers … Continue reading Donnie’s Accident – “I Was Too Good To Need My Safety Gear”

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“Donnie’s Accident” – “I Was Too Good To Need My Safety Gear”

On August 12, 2004, I was connecting large electrical generator in preparation for Hurricane Charlie. The meter I was using failed and blew carbon into the gear and created an electrical arc which resulted in an arc blast. The electrical equipment shown in the video is the actual equipment after the explosion when my co-workers … Continue reading “Donnie’s Accident” – “I Was Too Good To Need My Safety Gear”

“NFPA 70E – 2017” – “LOTO & Arc Flash Proposed Changes From Second Draft Meeting “

The second draft meeting for NFPA 70E was held in Salt Lake City on July 18th through July 21st. There were 173 public comments acted on at the meeting. There are a few proposed changes to the standard that were acted upon that may garner the most attention. NOTE:  The official position of the committee … Continue reading “NFPA 70E – 2017” – “LOTO & Arc Flash Proposed Changes From Second Draft Meeting “

“New NFPA 70E – 2015 Standard Explained”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO7e97-Kelg The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E introduces a major change in how stakeholders evaluate electrical risk, so that owners, managers, and employees can work together to ensure an electrically safe working area and comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. • Key changes throughout the Standard replace the phrase "hazard … Continue reading “New NFPA 70E – 2015 Standard Explained”

“New! ” NFPA 70E – 2015 Standard Released”

The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E introduces a major change in how stakeholders evaluate electrical risk -- so that owners, managers, and employees can work together to ensure an electrically safe working area and comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. • Key changes throughout the Standard replace the phrase "hazard … Continue reading “New! ” NFPA 70E – 2015 Standard Released”

Arc Flash Regulations Overview

  New Regulations, NEC Labeling Requirement OSHA is now citing and fining employers for failure to protect employees from the dangers of arc flash. For guidelines on best practices for protecting employees, OSHA refers employers to the 2012 edition of NFPA 70E standard, "Standard For Electrical Safety In the Workplace." The NFPA 70E 2012 edition instructs … Continue reading Arc Flash Regulations Overview

Safety Photo of the Day – “What’s Wrong With Using This As A Face Shield?, It’ll Work Just Fine!”

Want Water With That face Shield? Face shield protection is an important part of personal protective equipment (PPE). OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.133 gives the requirements for employers to follow on the appropriate use and selection of face shields and protective eyewear. OSHA relies on ANSI to provide manufacturing standards for face shields as well … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Day – “What’s Wrong With Using This As A Face Shield?, It’ll Work Just Fine!”

OSHA Safeguards For Electrical Personal Protection – Arc Flash

This is probably the second most-viewed arc flash video online. It shows three workers working in the open door of an exterior electrical substation when an arc flash occurs. They all sustained burns—one was very serious. Read more about this story here. This video shows the supervised re-energizing of a switchgear box that led to … Continue reading OSHA Safeguards For Electrical Personal Protection – Arc Flash