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Are arc flash warning signs required by OSHA?

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A letter to OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP) regarding the agency's requirements and the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 70E-2004, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, posed the following question:


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Arc flash hazards tested in various scenarios

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A video produced by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) provides a fascinating look at arc flash hazards and how they are tested and assessed.


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Transmission, substation arc flash research

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Because most methods currently available for analyzing the arc flash incident thermal energy were developed for low and medium-voltage industrial and commercial settings -- and not applicable to practical transmission and substations situations – a study by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) aimed to:


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Occupational injuries from arc flash events

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Electrical safety in the workplace is an important topic that is addressed by NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® (2015 edition). This document addresses arc flash and shock hazards, and there is a need for more factual incident data on the actual hazards that may be experienced when equipment faults or adverse electrical events occur.


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NIOSH mining product: Arc flash awareness

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It is estimated that 5 to 10 arc flash incidents occur in electrical equipment everyday in the United States. These events have the potential to cause serious injuries and even death due to burns and other trauma.


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Weekly news round-up

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A national effort to prevent falls in construction, revisions to the head protection standard and a look at the status of government regulations that are currently in the pipeline were among the top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com this week.


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Republic Steel agrees to $2.4 million settlement over 100 violations

Company inspected after worker fell through a roof
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Republic Steel has agreed to settle health and safety violations at the company’s facilities in Lorain, Canton and Massillon, Ohio, as well as Blasdell, N.Y.


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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
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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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Weekly news round-up

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The federal government’s semi-annual release of its regulatory agenda, a deadly commuter train derailment in the Bronx and Franken-French-fries are among this week’s top EHS- and health-related stories as featured on ISHN.com:


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Electrical workers are creatures of habit, too

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Adapting to the safe work practices of NFPA 70E likely means some major changes in how your electrical workers have done things in the past. Your electrical workers likely didn’t think twice about opening an energized 480 volt electrical panel. Now with standards in place, they must first determine arc flash hazard levels, PPE, safety boundaries and fill out an energized work permit.


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