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  • Schneider Electric Recalls Safety Switches Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

    Schneider Electric has recalled about 1,079,000 units of the Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches because the power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the “OFF” position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.

  • Report Warns Some States Falling Behind on Electrical Safety

    NFPA noted that from 2010 to 2014, an annual average of more than 61,000 fires in the United States were attributed to electrical failures or malfunctions, causing more than $2 billion in losses and killing an average of 432 people each year.

  • OSHA Renews Alliance to Protect Entertainment Industry Workers

    During the five-year alliance, participants will provide USITT and IATSE members with information and educational resources that address falls, electrical hazards, ergonomics, and other industry hazards.

  • Learn What's Next in Electrical Safety

    Experts Hugh Hoagland and Lanny Floyd will share their insights on the future of electrical safety contained in NFPA 70E, NESC, IEEE 1584, IEC, NEC, and the ASTM Arc Flash Test Methods in a free OH&S webinar on Jan. 24. They'll reveal the future of electrical PPE, Safety-by-Design, Human Performance Factors, Risk Control Measures, and Continuous Improvement Models in a one-hour webinar Jan. 24.

  • OSHA in Wisconsin Dorm Project Partnership

    The partners have agreed to develop effective safety and health training programs and procedures and also to identify common construction hazards.

  • NYC Electrical Code Revision Committees Seeking Members

    Applications are due by Jan. 25. The Electrical Code revision cycle will include six Technical Committees and one Managing Committee, with the Technical Committees responsible for reviewing and developing amendments to the technical provisions of the Electrical Code by consensus and also reviewing administrative provisions of the Electrical Code in an advisory capacity.


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  • New Features in the 2017 National Electrical Code® Handbook

    The 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code® Handbook is now available! Take a look at the brief walk-through in this December 2016 NFPA video, which highlights the new features of this edition.

  • Anti Fog Face Shield Testing Revised

    Hugh Hoagland and his team from e-Hazard went to Louisville Processing and Cold Storage to conduct a series of experiments on anti-fogging technologies in face shields. The experiments were conducted in the facility's Cold Room, a controlled environment of -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 Celsius). The experiments shown in this May 2016 video were a simulation of workers using Personal Protective Equipment for arc flash protection in an extreme cold work environment. http://e-hazard.com

  • What are Tamper Resistant Receptacles?

    Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR) resemble regular receptacles but they’re so much more. In fact, they provide a permanent solution to childhood electrical shock cause by tampering with electrical outlets. TRRs feature built in safety shutters that block foreign objects from being inserted into the receptacle and avoiding contact with electrical current.