October 2017 10
Warn Personnel Regarding Electrical Hazards
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Three techniques to use to warn personnel regarding electrical hazards: Clearly mark and make visible safety signs and tags Place barricades strategically in conjunction with signs Attendants To learn more about other safety maintenance procedures…

October 2017 04
Methods to Determine Arc Flash PPE
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Two important methods permitted to determine Arc Flash PPE: 1. The Incident Energy Analysis Method – Incident energy at a location is estimated based on information in Informative Annex D of NFPA 70E-2015. Arc rated…

June 2017 22
What if an Arc Flash Hazard Exists?
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If an Arc Flash Hazard exists during an Arc Flash Assessment, three (3) important items are determined: Safety-related work practices to use Arc Flash Boundary PPE to use within the Arc Flash Boundary An arc…

June 2017 15
Shock Protection Boundaries – How are they determined?
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Shock Protection Boundaries, According to NFPA 70E-2015, is determined by a Shock Risk Assessment. The Shock Protection Boundaries as follows: Limited Approach Boundary. Unqualified persons may not cross a limited approach boundary, except if escorted…

June 2017 08
Qualified Persons Only to Work on Energized Equipment
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Qualified Persons Only Permitted to Work on Energized Equipment! But who is qualified to work on energized equipment? According to NFPA 70E-2015, QUALIFIED persons means: “One who has demonstrated skills and knowledge related to the…

June 2017 01
When is an energized work permit NOT required?
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Energized work permit not required, according to NFPA 70E-2015, if a qualified person is provided with and uses PPE and safe work practices under the following conditions: When testing, troubleshooting, and voltage measuring. When thermography and visual…

May 2017 25
When is energized work required?
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Energized Work Required Compliance Energized work must meet NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® requirements to be performed safely. Energized work is required when a person must show demonstrated skills and knowledge related…

May 2017 18
When is energized work permitted?
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Energized Work Permitted Compliance Energized work must meet NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® requirements to be performed safely. Energized work is permitted when: It can be demonstrated that de-energizing introduces additional…

May 2017 11
Circuit Breaker Panel Covers Provide Protection
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Circuit Breaker Panel Covers Provide Protection when they are properly installed and maintained. How many times have you seen circuit breaker panel covers with loose or missing screws? The covers are intended to prevent accidental contact…