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Regulations & Compliance



Big Changes In NFPA 70E For 2015

Big Changes In NFPA 70E For 2015

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.

Dan Clark | October 9, 2014 | NFPA 70E 2015, Podcast, Risk Assessment | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Equipment Labeling, Facility Marking, Labeling, NFPA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire extinguisher operation is not as easy as point-and-shoot. We explain the types of fires, the types of extinguishers, and how to use them. What’s burning? Is the source wood, gasoline, or electrical? What’s inside the fire extinguisher makes a difference. In this podcast, Dan describes the types of fires, and the various types of

Dan Clark | October 7, 2014 | Fire Extinguisher, Podcast | Fire Safety, NFPA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety



Lockout-Tagout Shortcuts That Kill

Lockout-Tagout Shortcuts That Kill

Lockout-tagout (LOTO) is not just for major equipment repairs. Do it for maintenance, cleaning, and even retrieving stuck items, or it could be fatal. In this podcast we discuss the importance of not taking shortcuts. Workers and managers should always “do it right” and use lockout-tagout signs and labels. Implementing this element

Dan Clark | September 9, 2014 | Lockout-Tagout, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), Podcast | Electrical Safety, Lockout Tagout, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Ammonia Hazards

Ammonia Hazards

Ammonia hazards are more common than you think. Many companies use this dangerous substance for refrigeration, and workers need to know the risks. In this podcast, we describe anhydrous ammonia, and how it’s used in breweries, cold storage warehouses, processing milk, cheese and meat. Ammonia hazards include its high flammability, and toxicity

Dan Clark | September 4, 2014 | Ammonia, Podcast | Ammonia Pipe Marking, Facility Marking, Hazcom, NFPA, Pipe marking, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Available Fault Current Labels

Available Fault Current Labels

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

Dan Clark | August 26, 2014 | Fault Current, National Electrical Code, Podcast | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Equipment Labeling, Labeling, NFPA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Wire Marking, Workplace Safety


Powered Industrial Truck Labels

Powered Industrial Truck Labels

Powered industrial trucks, also known as forklifts, need clear labeling to keep operators and pedestrians safe. This podcasts details the three main types of labels, CAUTION, WARNING and DANGER. We also discuss the factory-supplied nameplate, and what’s on it. Good labeling increases visuality for the operator. They will be more aware of

Dan Clark | August 21, 2014 | Forklift, Podcast, Powered Industrial Truck, Signs and Labels | Forklift Safety, Labeling, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety