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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Friday, December 14, 2012

More Electrical and Arc Flash News

What is the Main Goal of NFPA 70E Compliance?

An article on the Faith Technologies web site discusses the purpose of the NFPA 70E standard.

The article states:

"The real goal behind conducting an electrical NFPA 70E assessment of any facility is to provide the information in a format that supports your employee’s needs on a daily basis. The primary objective of NFPA 70E, and OSHA for that matter, is to provide employees a clear and concise process to safely de-energize equipment."

The conclusion is, "The simple truth is most safety policies are not adequate enough to support NFPA 70E goals."

Read the article here.

High Holborn closed off after electrical "explosion"

The London Loves Business web site reports that High Holborn, a road in central London (U.K), was cordoned off by police after an electrical explosion at a construction site for London’s Crossrail project. The explosion was caused by a worker cutting through an electrical cable. The electrical incident is said to have caused a gas explosion. The worker sustained burns and is being treated.

Three fire engines and 15 firefighters, along with ambulances and police flocked to the area.

Read the story in London Loves Business

Labeling and Arc Flash Safety

An article by Jack Rubinger on the DuraLabel web site, is called "Ensure Electrical Safety by New Arc Flash Guidelines" discusses NFPA 70E 2012. 

For those who need to get up-to-date on the current NFPA 70E labeling requirements, this article provides a good overview of arc flash labeling requirements, including helping you determine when danger, warning or caution labels should be used.

Use this link to read this arc flash safety article.

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