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Rumsey Electric December 2018 NFPA 70E Offerings

3 Great classes at same RUMSEY Location 15 Colwell Lane Conshohocken, PA 19428 Course Newsletter

2016 SSC Digital Brochure is now live!

STARK SAFETY CONSULTANTS 2016 Our first issue of our digital brochure is now available at the GET INFORMED button on our home page.  Or you can use the QR code below.   Thanks; Stark Safety Consultants.

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2015 NFPA 70E: Key changes for PPE

The new NFPA 70E is just a few weeks from being published.  Here are a few upcoming changes that may have impact on your PPE approach and methodology: Hazard Risk Category 0 has been removed Tables have been restructured -determine if task is an arc flash hazard…then separate page for verifying system parameters for PPE […]

Tyndale posts 1910.269 final rule Q&A

Tyndale OSHA 1910 269 FAQ

Arc flash – The dangers persists

According to data from National Fire Protection Association, the National Safety Council, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10 arc flash accidents happen every day in the U.S. – and more than 3,600 disabling electrical contact injuries happen every year. Last year in Oregon two workers were seriously burned in arc flash incidents: To read […]

Unqualified persons need for electrical training to be “qualified” to perform non electrical work.

They must know what is and is not safe to touch in the specific areas they will be entering… They must know the maximum voltage of the area … They must know the minimum approach distances for the maximum voltage within the area … They must be trained in the recognition and proper use of […]

Do you need PPE for Operating Breakers

“(Are) operating breakers – opened/closed considered an arc flash exposure even if the hinged cover is on?” NFPA’s 70E addresses that question in the “Informational Note No. 1 under the definition of “Arc Flash Hazard”: An arc flash hazard may exist when energized electrical conductors or circuit parts are exposed or when they are within […]

Accurate and up to date one line diagrams are required for valid LOTO applications

New Language in the 2012 NFPA 70E clarifies the importance of one line diagrams for verifying the proper sources of energy are being isolated: Changed From 2009 •120.2(F)(1)(a): Revised by indicating that the employer is responsible for providing an effective means for locating “all” sources of energy when up-to-date drawings are not available. Locating Sources. […]

Quick Points to NFPA-70E Compliance

1. Conduct a hazard assessment to determine the incident energy or hazard risk categories, use hazard assessment results to determine the types of PPE required, and designate the flash protection boundary accordingly. Apply equipment warning labels accordingly. It is critical to have an idea of the magnitude of the hazard before you can truly create […]