The NFPA 70E-2018 indicates that there is a need to use the hierarchy of risk controls. The first priority must be to remove the hazard. Preventive & Protective Risk Control Methods 1-Elimination 2-Substitution 3-Engineering Controls 4-Awareness 5-Admin Controls 6-PPE   To learn more about safety, safety maintenance procedures, and…

The 2018 NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® continues to evolve to address risk assessment. The following are updated guidelines: Risk Assessment is defined as an overall process that identifies hazards, estimates the likelihood of occurrence of injury or damage to health, estimates the potential severity of injury…

The NFPS 70E-2018 Edition, The Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, includes some significant and important changes. These are some of the updated definitions to know: Qualified Person - One who has demonstrated skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations and has received safety training…

The NFPS 70E-2018, The Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, defines Electrical Safety as identifying hazards associated with the use of electrical energy and taking precautions to reduce the risk associated with those hazards. Two Areas to Focus on to Reduce Electrical Safety Maintenance Costs: Effective Preventative Maintenance Reducing Breakdown…

24/7 Emergency Services Reuter Hanney’s emergency team is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our field technicians are on call around-the-clock, 365 days a year for emergency dispatch. We maintain an extensive equipment & parts inventory. All emergency calls are directly supervised by a full-time shop manager…

Various components of your power distribution system, from individual relays and switches, to circuit breakers and transformers, are interrelated, the failure of even one component can lead to catastrophic system failure. Power outages, damage to equipment and property, and even injury to employees can occur. That’s why a Reuter Hanney…

Three Important Benefits of a Preventative Maintenance Program:  Electrical equipment deterioration is normal and failure is inevitable, but preventive maintenance can delay equipment failure. Preventive maintenance can detect and resolve other causes of equipment degradation outside of normal deterioration. Without preventive maintenance, there is a much greater risk of serious…

According to IEEE 141-1993, the following are key benefits of improving your system power factor:  1. May reduce utility bills if there is a power-factor provision in your electric charges or if the utility company bills for kVA demand. 2. May increase your system capacity as fewer VARs are carried. 3.…