“OSHA Update! “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important” #LOTO #HazardousEnergy

OSHA Lockout Tagout Update - November 2017 The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to issue a request for information in April 2018 regarding potential updates to its lockout/tagout standard, a frequently cited violation that is increasingly deemed out of date. The lockout/tagout regulation was created to allow workers to safely service and maintain … Continue reading “OSHA Update! “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important” #LOTO #HazardousEnergy

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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”

Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety

Note: The photos above are not intended for page views or shock value as I don't believe that those methods truly teach you anything in and of themselves. I don't know the particulars of the above accident, but I do know that the lack of a proper lock out - tag out (control of hazardous … Continue reading Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out Is Vitally Important #LOTO #WorkplaceSafety

“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 “

Safety Comic of the Day – “Electrical Safety”

Electrical Safety - OSHA https://www.osha.gov/.../e...‎ Occupational Safety and Health Administration Electrical Safety. ... Electrical Safety. Electrical hazards can cause burns, shocks and electrocution (death). Assume that all overhead wires are energized at ... Safety and Health Topics | Electrical - OSHA https://www.osha.gov/.../e...‎ Occupational Safety and Health Administration Working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, and … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – “Electrical Safety”

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

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 7, 2013

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 05/06/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities MFRD: students ride fire boat; learn about fire safety on Mobile River (Alabama) Donated … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 7, 2013

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

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – January 23, 2013

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 01/21/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Volunteers Educate Neighbors on Fire Safety (Nevada) Volunteers Use MLK Holiday To Spread Awareness … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – January 23, 2013

On the Job Webinar Series – NFPA 70E – Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:00 PM CT

On the Job Webinar Series On the Job is a FREE online Webinar series designed to provide industry information and updates to help keep you informed about the latest trends affecting your business or organization. Industry experts and knowledgeable Grainger staff partner through On the Job to provide relevant solutions regarding some of the key … Continue reading On the Job Webinar Series – NFPA 70E – Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:00 PM CT