DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Safety Training - The Complete NEC and NFPA Codes

Information and news about safety training, plus links to articles providing "how to" information about workplace safety.

This section summarizes and links to magazine articles with useful information about safety. If you spot a particularly good article, please let us know so we can share it with everyone. My email address is: duralabelpro@gmail.com.

The "Other" 70E Arc Flash Analysis Table

An article in Plant Services magazine provides a look at the NEC, NFPA 70B, and NFPA 70E and discusses which portions are intended to be mandatory and which are optional.  It points out that we often miss important information in the "non mandatory" sections.  The article concludes with the following summary:

"By following the NFPA format used in the NEC many have missed the substantive and useful information in the back of the book. Employers have many effective tools to use today when attempting to provide their worker’s protection from the electrical hazards. All of these methods are still a best guess at what may occur. Training workers to have fewer encounters with energized circuit conductors and parts is still the most effective way to move towards greater protection."

Read the article here.

Essentials For A Successful Safety Initiative

This article, in the current issue of EHS Today, discusses how to successfully implement safety improvements.Overcoming old habits, in particular, is difficult. The article recommends a broad spectrum of principles to be used in combination to successfully change safety related habits.

"Habit is a hard thing to break, particularly at the plant level, where repetition is typically at the core of productive work. While information at the most basic level is essential for safety initiatives, organizations are well-served to find sources outside of the plant (unbiased as possible) to weigh the alternatives and find consensus for what needs to be done. Then, with the requisite organizational structure in place, those actions can be enforced. In the end, this strategy will move safety forward effectively."

Read the article here.

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