Big Changes In NFPA 70E For 2015

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3 min read The NFPA 70E changes for 2015 are substantial. Business owners and safety managers—not just electricians—need to be aware. Hear from the NFPA’s Bill Burke in this podcast. Bill explains the philosophical shift since the 2012 Standard For Electrical Safety In The Workplace. The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E is in effect now. We talk about new PPE tables, elimination of HRC (0), and the Prohibited Approach Boundary. Bill also encourages company owners and safety personnel …

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Available Fault Current Labels

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3 min read Available fault current is the maximum current in a short circuit. Electrical service panels must be labeled with the current, and the date it was calculated. If it changes, the label needs to be replaced with the new calculation and date. In this podcast we review the change in the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code 2011. The code requires continually updated available fault current labels. If your service equipment labels were placed before 2011, they …

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Machine Safety At Work

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2 min read Machine safety at work requires constant attention. In our industrial age, there are many moving parts and sharp edges. Listen for tips on machine safety. In this podcast, we review nine rules to keep workers safe around machines. Important issues covered include lockout/tagout, loose clothing; flame resistant clothing, PPE, and more. In the battle of human vs. machine, machines usually win—unless you are careful. Employ good machine safety. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and effects (:04) …

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Hazard Labels

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3 min read Hazard labels give critical information. Labels are the glue that hold the whole safety system together. From manufacturing to office settings, proper labeling of hazards is important for employee safety, and fit well with 5S, Six Sigma and Lean systems. Hazard labels should be put on dangerous chemical containers to GHS standards, and pipes. The labels are visual indicators for important safety devices such as fire extinguishers, eyewashes, and AED stations. Another benefit from hazard …

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Industrial Labeling Made Easy

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3 min read Industrial labels are cheaper to make in-house. And quicker. For a manufacturing, in a warehouse, or almost any work site, consider buying a quality industrial label printer. Think about about all the signs a workplace might need: safety signs, 5S and Lean labels, warehouse markings, pipe markings, arc flash, chemical labels. Doing industrial labeling yourself is less expensive than sending the job out, and substantially faster. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and effects (:04) Dan Clark: …

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OSHA Compliant Safety Labels – Pt. 1

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3 min read Safety labels from an industrial label maker can help you pass an OSHA inspection, and keep employees safe. An inspection from OSHA could come at any time. Inspections often focus on signs and labeling. Follow along with this short radio-cast from Dan Clark as he relays the story of a facility safety manager who needed to come up with a plan to get the facility into shape. Dan covers various aspects of the job and …

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