Safety http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6637/more en Key Revisions to the 2015 Edition of NFPA 70E http://ecmweb.com/safety/key-revisions-2015-edition-nfpa-70e <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E reflects a major shift in how stakeholders evaluate electrical risk. In support of this, new definitions were added to Art. 100, including Hazard, Hazardous, Risk, and Risk Assessment.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/key-revisions-2015-edition-nfpa-70e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/key-revisions-2015-edition-nfpa-70e#comments Galleries Safety Thu, 21 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000 118321 at http://ecmweb.com A New Approach to Electrical Safety http://ecmweb.com/safety/new-approach-electrical-safety <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Organizations forced to send workers into the teeth of energized electrical equipment face a generally toothier set of rules for ensuring their safety heading into 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/new-approach-electrical-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/new-approach-electrical-safety#comments Contractor Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Mon, 18 May 2015 15:34:00 +0000 117521 at http://ecmweb.com Electrical Hazard and Risk Analysis http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-hazard-and-risk-analysis <div class="node-body article-body">What does risk really mean when working with electrical systems, and how do electrical workers decide what elements go into a risk assessment? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-hazard-and-risk-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/electrical-hazard-and-risk-analysis#comments Safety Silver Mon, 18 May 2015 15:22:00 +0000 117511 at http://ecmweb.com Let’s All Agree to Get Smarter About Electrical Safety http://ecmweb.com/blog/let-s-all-agree-get-smarter-about-electrical-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">How electrical apps are fueling growth in the mobile construction workforce</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/let-s-all-agree-get-smarter-about-electrical-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/let-s-all-agree-get-smarter-about-electrical-safety#comments content Safety Silver Industry Viewpoint Mon, 18 May 2015 14:58:00 +0000 117561 at http://ecmweb.com Arc Flash Clothing Labeling Requirements http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-clothing-labeling-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">In the late ’70s to early ’80s, the first arc flash suits began to appear on the market (Photo 1), most of which were made from double-layer 6 oz/yd2 meta-aramid and featured polycarbonate (plastic) windows for the face shield.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-clothing-labeling-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-clothing-labeling-requirements#comments Arc Flash Contractor Ops & Maintenance Silver Mon, 18 May 2015 14:05:00 +0000 117471 at http://ecmweb.com The Case of the Electrified Railing http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-electrified-railing <div class="node-body article-body">Like so many others before it, this case involved a host of unknowns — starting with an unsuspecting victim walking into what seemed like a typical job-site scenario until a hidden hazard made its abrupt entrance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-electrified-railing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/accidents-investigations/case-electrified-railing#comments Accidents & Investigations Shock & Electrocution Contractor Silver Mon, 18 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000 117421 at http://ecmweb.com The Top 8 Leisure Activities that Lead to Lightning Deaths http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/top-8-leisure-activities-lead-lightning-deaths <div class="field-byline"> EC&amp;M Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">In a recent study, the National Weather Service analyzed lightning deaths in the U.S. from 2006 to 2013. Among the 261 victims over this time period, nearly two thirds were struck and killed while enjoying outdoor leisure activities. Some of the activities that topped the list might surprise you. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/top-8-leisure-activities-lead-lightning-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/top-8-leisure-activities-lead-lightning-deaths#comments Shock & Electrocution Galleries Fri, 15 May 2015 20:32:00 +0000 117401 at http://ecmweb.com Eaton Joins ESFI to Combat Counterfeiting for National Electrical Safety Month http://ecmweb.com/safety/eaton-joins-esfi-combat-counterfeiting-national-electrical-safety-month <div class="node-body article-body">Eaton has joined with the Electrical Safety Foundation International to encourage workplaces in the electrical industry to join the dialogue about counterfeit electrical products</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/eaton-joins-esfi-combat-counterfeiting-national-electrical-safety-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/eaton-joins-esfi-combat-counterfeiting-national-electrical-safety-month#comments News Safety Thu, 14 May 2015 17:01:00 +0000 117391 at http://ecmweb.com OSHA Issues Final Confined Spaces Rule http://ecmweb.com/health-wellness/osha-issues-final-confined-spaces-rule <div class="node-body article-body">The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/health-wellness/osha-issues-final-confined-spaces-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/health-wellness/osha-issues-final-confined-spaces-rule#comments Health & Wellness Contractor Tue, 12 May 2015 16:04:00 +0000 117161 at http://ecmweb.com Electrical Contractor Electrocuted Working on Prison Power Plant http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/electrical-contractor-electrocuted-working-prison-power-plant <div class="node-body article-body">An electrical contractor was electrocuted at a power plant at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, Md., last week.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/electrical-contractor-electrocuted-working-prison-power-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/electrical-contractor-electrocuted-working-prison-power-plant#comments Shock & Electrocution Around the Circuit Mon, 11 May 2015 19:42:00 +0000 116981 at http://ecmweb.com MaxRiesgo/iStock/Thinkstock