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OSHA announces final rule for power generation, transmission and distribution standard

40-year-old standard revised
April 2, 2014

OSHA’s final rule revising the standards for power generation, transmission and distribution will be published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2014.  It will be effective 90 days following publication, although OSHA has adopted delayed compliance deadlines for certain requirements.


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Implement electrical maintenance safety devices programs

February 3, 2014
Electrical accidents, such as arc flashes, happen daily; however, there are ways companies and individuals can reduce the occurrence of these accidents and protect everybody concerned from the physical, financial and statutory consequences.


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Here’s what your kids might be learning in school

(It’s a good thing)
January 31, 2014

If you live in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Washington D.C. or Pennsylvania and have school age children, they may see a theatrical performance in the coming months that will educate them about fire and electrical safety while it entertains them.


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Workrite Uniform Company announces Preferred-Partner Status Account with Staples Advantage

January 31, 2014

Workrite® Uniform Company, a leading provider of flame-resistant (FR) workwear worldwide, has opened up new channels for consumers to buy their high-quality FR clothing, highlighted by preferred partner status with Staples® Facility Solutions.


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See the Difference – IRISS IR Windows

January 31, 2014

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IRISS IR Windows achieve internationally recognized DNV certification

Largest Maritime & Offshore Industry Classification Society Confirms IRISS IR Windows are Ideal for Harshest Environments
January 14, 2014

IRISS, a leader in the electrical maintenance safety devices (EMSDs) market, receives DNV accreditation to add to their growing list of over a dozen certifications for their infrared (IR) windows. The IRISS VP and CAP Series industrial-grade IR windows for thermal electrical inspections are the only windows approved by DNV for use in marine and offshore applications.


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Would your business pass a surprise electric safety NFPA 70E arc flash audit from OSHA?

January 10, 2014

An Internet forum discussion… Sadly, there are not many that would. NFPA 70E arc flash is probably one of the most misunderstood safety requirements in industry today. When I do run in to companies that have enough knowledge to be dangerous, typically their span of PPE is a set of level 2 rubber gloves and training is a 30-second video of what an arc flash is.


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Snack maker exposes workers to amputations

Correcting hazards not enough, says OSHA
January 6, 2014

Terrell's Potato Chip Co. Inc. faces $115,500 in OSHA fines after being cited for 23 violations of workplace safety standards at its manufacturing plant in Syracuse, NY. The inspection was conducted under the agency's Site-Specific Targeting program.


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An arc flash victim tells his tale: “Tell my wife and kids I love them…”

December 6, 2013

On August 16, 2007, Master Electrician William Giffen, owner of CAMAND Electrical Services, Ottawa, Canada, and an experienced 17-year veteran of electrical maintenance services, was testing secondary fuses at a high-tech data center (after it was hit by lightning for the second time that day) when he was caught in an arc-flash incident at a 13.8kV switch.


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The price of intense electrical burns: Nearly 1,800 days of lost work

November 27, 2013

Most electricians will tell you that safety is always their #1 priority. When considering electrical hazards on the job, arc flash is perhaps the most lethal threat with temperatures exceeding 35,000 degrees.


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