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Create a Safe Work Environment with Arc Flash Labeling

July 18, 2022

By Derek Vigstol, Contributor When it comes to arc flash risk assessment, the truth is that a properly labeled environment is a safer environment than one without arc flash hazard labels. When the safety of an employee is at stake, employers can’t be over prepared. There are two options here, perform the arc flash risk…

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Three Simple Ways to Create Arc Flash Boundaries That Protect Workers

July 18, 2022

By James Strohecker, Contributer In an arc flash, the most common and most severe injuries are burns. These burns are caused by the extreme heat given off by the runaway arc; the radiant heat that spreads out in all directions. As a result, NFPA 70E includes a “stay-back” distance intended to limit these burns. The…

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One Electrician’s Life Lesson: The Case for Electrical Safety Training for both Electricians and Non-Electricians

April 19, 2022

By Corey Hannahs, Contributor The sirens were deafening, even to my 13-year-old ears. My good friend, Heath, and I were playing an intense game of summer basketball in my driveway. The fact that I was losing and, as always, determined to win, should have been reason enough for my focus to be on the game…

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Reconstructing How We Deliver Electrical Safety Knowledge to Minimize Exposure and Help Save Lives

February 17, 2022

By: Corey Hannahs, Contributor Electrical safety is without question a critical component to a successful electrical installation. Yet many seem to have differing viewpoints on what is safe and what risks should be taken. At the root of every electrical safety incident is a person who made a choice, based on the information they had…

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Changes to NFPA 70E® 2021 for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®

November 5, 2021

Sponsored By GlenGuard Compliance IMPORTANT TO KNOW Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard, for both people who work directly with it – such as electricians and engineers – and others who may work with electricity indirectly. Potential sources of exposure are many: overhead lines, cable harnesses, circuit assemblies and more. In…

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Ensuring Worker Safety and a Safe Electrical System Through the Proper Grounding of Electrical Equipment

October 12, 2021

By Dean Austin, Contributor Grounding, grounded, bonding, and bonded are all terms an electrician, electrical engineer, or facility manager is familiar with and use frequently, but what does it mean to properly ground electrical equipment? The initial thought is, it’s just connecting the branch circuit equipment grounding conductor to the electrical equipment grounding terminal. In…

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Congress Urges OSHA To Act on Arc Flash PPE

October 12, 2021

Scott Margolin, Co-Chairman, The Partnership for Electrical Safety At least half a million industrial electrical workers STILL are not provided arc rated clothing and other PPE they need to do the job safely. The Partnership for Electrical Safety (PES) has admirable goals, dedicated members, and bad timing. PES was founded in early 2020, with its…

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Arc Flash Relays: A Critical Component of Your Mitigation Strategy

October 12, 2021

By Ralph DeLisio, Contributor Every day it is estimated between 5-10 arc flash incidents occur in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is approximately 1,800 to 3,600 each year. Most occur when something is moving. Opening a door, removing a cover, and operating a disconnecting means or a closing contactor are frequent…

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Live & Virtual. The Best of Both Worlds.

September 10, 2021

Attend Live Classes. Right from Home. Introducing NFPA Live Virtual Training. Attend live training and be part of a virtual classroom. It’s the same high-quality learning experience and expert instruction you’ve come to expect from NFPA® in-person classroom training—only it’s from the comfort of your own home computer. Stay Up to Date Even If You’re Staying Home…

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Don’t Think Your Company Needs Arc-Rated Clothing? Four Big Reasons That’s Probably Wrong

July 19, 2021

By Scott Margolin, Co-Chairman, The Partnership for Electrical Safety If you’ve ever asked the question, or even just wondered “Does my company need arc-rated clothing?” chances are very high the answer is yes, even if the answer you got at the time was no. That’s because many people misunderstand one or more of four major…

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