How to become a qualified electrical worker (2021)
Have you ever tried to figure out if you or someone you work with would be considered a qualified electrical worker? Or did you already think you were qualified through your many years of service with the company? Well… in either case, you might want to keep reading because most of the prerequisites for being a qualified worker are not being met by a staggering amount of people who are performing electrical work.
Arc Flash and Due Diligence: Bill C45
If you are a manager, superintendent, supervisor or foreman you most likely know this, but let's have a quick review of the highlights….and think of them from an electrical worker perspective engaged in many various aspects of the very diversified electrical trade/discipline in your plant or facility.
The difference between arc flash working distance and approach distance
If you work with electricity then you are probably well aware of the hazards (arc flash and shock) but something you might not be so comfortable with is the safe limits of approach and what is referred to as the working distance. In my experience, these distances seem to back seat to the incident energy level of an arc flash or the voltage level of a potential shock hazard but they are critical in determining one's safety. In fact, if they are ignored or misinterpreted then the risk of injury is definitely going to go up. In this article, we will go over what each of these distances actually means and why they are important to you or anyone who is working on or near exposed energized electrical parts.
How often is arc flash training required?
If you want to assume you can just satisfy the absolute minimum requirement and ignore all the caveats that surround it… then your answer is every 3 years. But, if you’ve given it as much thought I as have and want to make sure that the training is effective… then it gets a bit more complicated. In this article, I want to share some of my thoughts on the matter.
How to Read Arc Flash Labels (2021)
In this article, I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about how to read an arc flash label. Reading an arc flash label is paramount to your safety in the electrical field and from my experience too many people don’t understand all the information on the label.
Arc flash training: 13 learning objectives your course needs to cover
Are you wondering what topics your arc flash training needs to cover in order for you to be in compliance? Then you’re in the right place. Because today I’m going to lay out 13 learning objectives that you must have in your training as well as the specifics on what to cover in each one.
What Is Electrical Safety Consulting All About Anyway?
When people ask me the age-old question, "So what do you do?", I often wonder what my answer of "Electrical safety consulting" means to them. I wonder if they picture me explaining to someone the dangers of phishing a burnt bagel out of a toaster with a fork, or straightening their hair while sitting in the bath. Sometimes I'll add the word industrial which should at least shift the thought of the toaster to the lunch room at work. But in all seriousness, I wanted to write this article to make sure those who do have a need for electrical safety consulting can have an appreciation for what it's all about.