The National Safety Council estimates that between 600 and 1,000 people die each year from electrocution. Prevent injury and death from electrical shocks, arc flash and arc blasts by using the NFPA 70E standard to develop an electrical safety program. Join us for the recording of Magid Glove & Safety’s complimentary 30-minute webinar with Hugh [...]
NFPA has a new way to make public comments. They are done electronically and with a new format. Here is the page to help with understanding how to make a public comment to an NFPA 70E proposal. To comment on NFPA 70E Proposals for 2015 cycle, click here. Give the committee your the input!
OSHA hasn’t made major changes to the U.S. electrical safety standards since OSHA 1910.269 was created in 1994. That should change in 2013. OSHA’s regulatory calendar issued last year announced it will update by March, 2013, this critical standard and some parts of OSHA 1926 (related to electric utility construction) and 1910.300 series related to [...]
From time to time we receive questions/comments on published articles. One such case is an email from a “concerned worker” in reference to an article posted on the OH&S website in 2011 regarding the importance of PPE and it’s proper usage. I wanted to thank you for your article from 2011. You mentioned in your [...]
James R. White has just released his book discussing the interaction between OSHA Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices regulations ( (29CFR1910.331 – .335) and NFPA 70E. The title of the book is “Electrical Safety: A Practical Guide to OSHA and NFPA 70E”. Jim is a thoughtful member of NFPA 70E and a member of ASTM F18. One [...]
Watch Hugh Hoagland’s latest Electrical Safety Webinar. Title: Good, Bad, and the Ugly: Using the Changes in NFPA 70E-2012 and NESC 2012 to Improve Your Electrical Safety Program Sign-up and Watch Now (FREE) Overview Hundreds of deaths and thousands of disabling injuries still occur annually due to shock, electrocutions, arc flash, and arc blast, although [...]
The last 15 years have seen tremendous progress in protecting working against the heat energy associated with arc flash. One major area of improvement has been the steps taken to get workers into safer clothing. The arc rating system developed by ASTM and the development of the predictive equations identified in NFPA70E and IEEE1584 have [...]
In a loss for Federal OSHA and worker safety in oil and gas drilling operations, a judge has ruled that the OSHA interpretation letter on requirements to use FR clothing on all drilling sites was not an interpretation but improper “rulemaking” without due process. The ruling agreed with PetroHunt’s attorney’s which argued that the letter [...]
SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) is not a heart attack (lack of blood), but rather involves the heart’s electrical impulses. CPR and AED (automated external defib) are needed when employees experience SCA in the workplace. 13% of workplace fatalities are due to SCA, with survival rates of only 1-5% if occuring outside of a hospital. If trained [...]
Here is the link to the direct page you can purchase it from NFPA. It is about 2 months earlier than they had promised. Click here to purchase NFPA 70E 2012 Electrical Safety in the Workplace from NFPA.