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How can OSHA fine companies for Non-Compliance with the requirements outlined by NFPA70E?

Posted by Martin Robinson on 10/6/15 10:30 AM

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) enforces electrical safety regulations in the United States. Although OSHA has not adopted and does not mandate NFPA 70E compliance it possible you can still be cited for non-compliance?

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Topics: Safety, Testing & Certifications, Standards & Regulations, NFPA 70E, OSHA

IRISS Blows Away the Competition with the New CAP-ENV

Posted by Martin Robinson on 7/13/15 3:07 PM

IRISS recently announced impressive testing results stemming from three of their products, the VPT and two of their new CAP-ENV IR Windows. (read the press release here)

IRISS’ VPT-100, CAP-ENV-6 and CAP-ENV-12 went under intense testing. The Arc flash test was performed in Poland, and the results were just down right impressive, the IR Windows were Arc Flash tested in line with the requirements of IEC62271-200 (1KV -50KV metal enclosed switchgear) at 6KV, 31.7kA, for 1.1 seconds, (was twice as long as standard tests).  All the IRISS products successfully passed this extreme test.

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Topics: Safety, Electrical Maintenance, Standards & Regulations, Electrical Inspection, NFPA 70E

Occupational Injuries From Electrical Shock and Arc Flash Events

Posted by Martin Robinson on 5/7/15 3:53 PM

Electrical safety in the workplace is an important topic that is addressed by NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® (2015 edition). This standard addresses arc flash and shock hazards, and there is a need for more empirical incident data on the actual hazards that may be experienced when equipment faults or adverse electrical events occur. The availability of such information allows for better-informed decisions for on-going revisions to this standard. 

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Topics: arc flash prevention, Arc Flash, Press Release, Arc Flash Safety, NFPA 70E, Fire Protection

2015 NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

Posted by Martin Robinson on 4/24/15 1:30 PM

NFPA 70E® compliance saves lives, reduces liability, and helps avoid unexpected downtime and revenue loss.

In a fraction of a second, an electrical incident can claim lives and cause permanently disabling injuries. In fact, hundreds of deaths and thousands of burn injuries occur each year due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast -- and most could be prevented through compliance with NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. Originally developed at OSHA's request, NFPA 70E responds to the latest information about the effects of arc flash, arc blast, and direct current (dc) hazards, and recent developments in electrical design and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Topics: Safety, Electrical Maintenance, Standards & Regulations, Electrical Inspection, NFPA 70E

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