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NFPA 70E 2012 Edition – Full head protection

The 2012 edition of NFPA 70E is presently being finalized.  The 2* hazard risk designation in Table 130.7 (C)(15)(a) and Table 130.7 (C)(16) will likely be deleted. If the proposed revision is finalized, all hazard risk category 2 job tasks will require both an arc-rated … Continue reading

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NFPA 70E – The FRC Daily Wear Conundrum

During the last 10 years I’ve taught quite a few courses on NFPA 70E. By far, the biggest area of pushback and resistance deals with my recommendation that qualified persons wear hazard risk category (HRC) 2 flame resistant (FR) clothing as … Continue reading

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State Department Worker Electrocuted in Iraq

Improper electrical wiring – failure to properly ground equipment – has been a chronic problem with US installations in Iraq. On September 1, a contractor for the US State Department was electrocuted while showering in Baghdad. Failure to properly ground … Continue reading

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NFPA 70E – CPR Training Requirements

The 2009 edition of NFPA 70E – Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace contains several changes over the previous edition. One change addresses CPR training for qualified persons. Article 110.6(C) states: “…Employees shall be regularly instructed in methods of … Continue reading

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How safe is that bleacher seat your sitting on?

A client recently contacted me after attending his son’s soccer match. He was concerned about the poor condition and stability of the bleacher seats inside the soccer stadium and asked me if there are any periodic inspection requirements for bleacher … Continue reading

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Must flammable safety cabinets be grounded?

Some flammable safety cabinets are equipped with grounding connections. However, NFPA 30 – Flammable and Combustible Liquids – does not require the cabinet to be grounded. The connection is merely provided by the manufacturer.  Grounding and bonding becomes a concern … Continue reading

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