By Jason Moore, CESCP, Contributor While the value of preventive maintenance has long been known, it comes with an unfortunate financial reality and often requires facility outages impacting production. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has historically identified these activities as Recommended Practice, however, effective January 16th, 2023, NFPA has progressed this document to be…Read More >>
By Dean Austin, Contributor Safety in the workplace is multi-faceted. There are frequently different hazards encountered with each specific type of job or task. A safe working environment is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Section 5 (a). This section tells employers that they are to provide a work environment that is…Read More >>
By George T. Cole, Contributor Ever since electricity was first harnessed as a clean, affordable, reliable, and efficient form of energy, it has brought about untold improvements to the quality of life for countless people around the world for nearly a century and a half. However, no different than any technological advancements, electrical energy too…Read More >>
By Dave Hernandez, Contributor As an engineering consultant specializing in arc flash studies, it is essential to understand the professional engineering licensure requirements governing this field. Conducting arc flash studies involves assessing electrical power systems for potential hazards, calculating incident energy levels, and implementing appropriate safety measures to mitigate the risks associated with arc flash…Read More >>
Contributed by Grace Technologies Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures are crucial for ensuring electrical safety in the workplace while complying with NFPA 70E and OSHA standards. Compliance with LOTO regulations not only protects employees but also helps companies avoid costly citations and accidents. In this article, we will delve into the significance of LOTO safety, discuss best…Read More >>
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