In a survey of 500 people working in fields exposed to arc flash and flash fire, 38 per cent did not wear flame resistant (FR) clothing for work. The most prominent reason was that the clothing was not provided by their workplace (38 per cent), with other reasons including being expensive, uncomfortable, or too hot.
A brief explosion created by an "arc flash" from a 600-volt electrical panel that seriously injured a Ware River Power Inc. (Massachusetts) employee was accidental, investigators from the state fire marshal's office have concluded.
A Georgia utility company is facing $112,000 in proposed fines from federal workplace safety regulators after an arc flash severely burned an electrician at one of its plants.
OSHA cited Georgia Power Co., a unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co., after a 48-year-old electrician working on an electrical cabinet that was still powered was injured by an arc flash at the utility's Plant Bowen generating facility in October 2015, according to an agency news release issued on Monday.
An arc flash can be started by several causes. Some of these, like accidental contact and dropping tools are avoided by just not opening up energized equipment. Arcs can initiate from tracking across insulators, most commonly seen in high voltage equipment and caused by surface contamination on the insulators.
As part of its annual holiday safety awareness effort, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is urging the public to Make Safety a Tradition by providing resources that promote electrical safety during the holiday season.
At a Learning Lab session Monday on the Expo floor, Wesley Wheeler, Director of Safety, National Electrical Contractors Association, discussed the new regulations surrounding NFPA 70E and employers’ and contractors’ responsibilities.
With Hurricane Hermine making its way steadily toward the United States, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is reminding residents that danger may linger in your home even after the storm has passed.
Announcing AVO Cable U - AVO Training Institute’s new multi-purpose cable field lab and new training courses
August 23, 2016
After careful planning, design and construction, AVO’s Cable U is here. Located at AVO’s main training location in Dallas, TX, it is designed to accommodate our updated Medium-Voltage Cable Fault Location & Tracing and new Cable Testing & Diagnostics courses. It allows cable technicians the most technologically advanced, real-world, place to train for every electrical cable testing and diagnostic application.
Graphic Products has released a video about arc flash boundaries and the importance of electrical safety. This light-hearted video is available online at the Graphic Products YouTube Channel and describes the three arc flash safety boundaries outlined in the NFPA 70E standard, along with what’s required for staying safe.
This report covers the benefits of corrosion resistant lights and cords, as well as its applications in relevant industries. The paper focuses on unique corrosion resistant materials used to manufacture such products and its long-term advantages over traditional lighting options. Businesses, operators, engineers and lighting specialists may find the information helpful in minimizing risks and injuries in the workplace.