- Safety equipment selection - Identify the safety needs of the project and specify equipment and practices required.
- Using Personal Protective Grounds in Industrial Facilities [PDF] The primary purpose of personal protective grounding is to provide adequate protection against electrical shock causing death or injury to personnel while working on de-energized lines or equipment. For medium- and high-voltage applications, protective grounds are required as part of the lockout/tagout program.
- Analyzing Electrical Hazards in the Workplace [PDF] In analyzing electrical hazards in any industry, we must follow a path that will lead to a comprehensive analysis of the problems that exist and provide a quantified value to ensure the selection of appropriate PPE and clothing.
- Action After Analysis [PDF] After a hazard analysis has been completed, a clear and enforceable safe work program must be instituted.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in the application of safety equipment
- Safety and Medium-Voltage Starters [PDF] The use of the correct voltage detection equipment by qualified persons and using remote switching and racking would eliminate most injuries.
- Combining Safety with No-Outage Testing [PDF] Certain types of activities on and around energized equipment are more dangerous than others and while proper safety guidelines must be followed at all times, also realize that the chances of an incident occurring during some activities are greater than others.
- Arc-Energy Mitigation Techniques [PDF] It is a safety imperative to reduce incident energy levels to the lowest possible value and/or eliminate the exposure of your workers.
- Be knowledgeable of NFPA 70E including uncommon safety situations
- A Model for Quantifying Risk for Arc-Flash Hazards [PDF] This article presents a simplified method for evaluating and quantifying risk factors associated with arc-flash electrical hazards.
- Electrical Safety Should Never Take a Holiday [PDF] The following incident is based on an actual event that resulted in tragic consequences for the workers involved.
- Safety Grounding [PDF] In electrical testing, safety must be viewed with regard to both the tester and the test item.
- How Not to Feel Like a Biscuit [PDF] Two operations that expose workers to elevated risk from an arc flash are inserting and removing a circuit breaker (racking) and the application of personal protective grounds. This article will discuss racking circuit breakers.
- The Case of the Energized Breaker Racking Handle It was a sunny Friday afternoon on the job, with nothing but two vacuum circuit breakers to test before the maintenance crew could head home for the weekend.
- Third-Party Incident Review of Fatal Shock [PDF]
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