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Author:Phil Allen, President, Grace Engineered Products
Fusing a panel-mount voltage indicator ensures an electrically secure installation as per NEC, but it simultaneously decreases electrical safety as per NFPA 70E. The reason for this is the propensity of false negative readings from the voltage...
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 587 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Phil Allen, President, Grace Engineered Products
An electrical-safety program is safer when workers can determine a zero-electrical-energy state without exposing themselves to voltage. Article 120.1(1)–(6) provides a six-step procedure for creating an electrically safe work condition. Here is a...
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 859 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Phil Allen, President, Grace Engineered Products
The practical side of electrical safety gets much easier when this one simple principle is embraced: elimination of risk. The Risk Control Hierarchy in ANSI Z10 Standard explains that hazard prevention is much more effective than hazard...
Monday, 28 May 2012 | 968 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Phil Allen, President, Grace Engineered Products
Electrical safety boils down to a single objective: Reduce electrical risks. Consider, for example, the fact that a 120VAC outlet is riskier than 13.8KV power distribution equipment. The reason is because many more people are exposed to 120VAC. The...
Monday, 16 July 2012 | 1359 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Phil Allen, President, Grace Engineered Products
Companies across the U.S. and Canada are investing time and resources in establishing effective NFPA 70E/CSA Z462 programs to stem the risk of arc flash and other electrical hazards. Design changes are implemented with the purpose of keeping workers...
Friday, 14 September 2012 | 976 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Randall Noon, P.E., Cooper Nuclear Station
While the nature of bad news may differ, people react in strikingly similar ways when they receive it. In her 1969 book entitled On Death and Dying, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, a Swiss psychiatrist who had studied behavior-coping patterns...
Monday, 11 June 2012 | 2062 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Raymond L. Atkins, Contributing Editor
Whether it’s related to personnel or processes, safety is everyone’s concern.
Monday, 11 June 2012 | 1547 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Rick Carter, Executive Editor
Businessman, philanthropist and NFL great Richard Dent goes green with a plan for a community-based project devoted to all things sustainable.
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 566 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Rick Carter, Executive Editor
When we last asked Reader Panelists about their sustainable (or “green”) efforts in 2009, responses were tepid and uncertain. While their reported actions at the time were actually more significant than some of them realized, their overall...
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 967 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Rick Carter, Executive Editor
The Japan-based bearing maker equates the low-friction, energy-saving qualities of its products with its aggressive campaign to cut waste and pollution. Its NSK Americas group is a strong part of the team.
Monday, 28 May 2012 | 1001 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More

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