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  1. OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.157 "1910.157(d)(4) "The...

    OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.157 "1910.157(d)(4) "The employer shall distribute portable fire extinguishers for use by employees on Class B fires so that the travel distance from the Class B hazard area to...
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    Why 20? PPE Cat. 1 is 4 cal, Cat. 2 is 8 cal., 3...

    Why 20? PPE Cat. 1 is 4 cal, Cat. 2 is 8 cal., 3 is 25, and 4, 40. Which will you be exposed to? If you want comfort, get a shirt and pants of at least 4 cal. (but you'll probably wind up with 12...
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    Why? Do you know of anyone who's had one blow...

    Why? Do you know of anyone who's had one blow up? Or just being cautious?
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    Closing a CB for the first time

    When our guys close a 480V (or sometimes more) CB or switch for the first time, they always gear up in arc-rated PPE. It got me wondering: How often do they flash the first time they're operated,...
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    Just a thought: The Fluke tick tracer in your...

    Just a thought: The Fluke tick tracer in your picture is only sensitive to 90V, but 50V can kill.
  6. Thread: Look up.

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    Absolutely! Otherwise, YOU become the employer...

    Absolutely! Otherwise, YOU become the employer and have to cover anything their policy doesn't. AND, it proves that they have liability insurance to begin with.
  7. Thread: 2018 NFPA 70E

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    ...because young folks think it can't happen to...

    ...because young folks think it can't happen to them, and even if it does, they'll come out OK. Funny how OSHA's been around since 1970 and 70E got hot on arc flash and energized electrical work in...
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    Definition of the Arc Flash Boundary (70E, Art....

    Definition of the Arc Flash Boundary (70E, Art. 100): "Boundary, Arc Flash. When an arc flash hazard exists, an approach limit from an arc source at which incident energy equals 1.2 cal/cm2 (5...
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    If all they want is IR thermography, all you'll...

    If all they want is IR thermography, all you'll be doing is opening/removing the panel covers and dead fronts. 70E says that opening or removing covers presents an arc flash hazard. If the testing...
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    Call the nearest OSHA office...

    Call the nearest OSHA office https://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html They won't take down your name or anything, and they truly want to help. Ask to speak with the Compliance Assistance Specialist (if...
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    Lead is not asbestos. Lead awareness training is...

    Lead is not asbestos. Lead awareness training is completely irrelevant.
  12. No: That means that insulated tools with that...

    No: That means that insulated tools with that rating are must be used if you're working within the Restricted Approach Boundary of an exposed current-carrying conductor, even if you're wearing...
  13. Vinyl caution tape? How 'bout Mylar?

    Vinyl caution tape? How 'bout Mylar?
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    The essential lesson for everyone is: Ultimately,...

    The essential lesson for everyone is: Ultimately, YOU are responsible for your safety. The only thing you can rely on is YOUR lock and tag and YOUR ground.
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    Just as all licensed electricians are not...

    Just as all licensed electricians are not qualified to work on all electrical equipment, all qualified persons do not necessarily need licenses, depending on the state you're in.

    For example, in...
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    I'll bet a doctor would know more about this...

    I'll bet a doctor would know more about this "sickness" than any of us. Tell the guy to bring in a physician's note attesting to his fitness for duty. You certainly don't want anyone working with...
  17. ...when you're working on power generation,...

    ...when you're working on power generation, transmission or distribution, yes.
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    The saw's hardwired.

    The saw's hardwired.
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    Don't invest in a "system." One size does not...

    Don't invest in a "system." One size does not fit all. There are many different disconnects and breakers. Start with locks and tags, then take a look at what you'll need to put the lock on.
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    I sorta think you guys are over-thinking this. ...

    I sorta think you guys are over-thinking this. The original problem was that the blade needed to be changed. There was no suggestion that the saw had malfunctioned in any way. If this were your...
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    Sorta. Let's walk through it: 1. Changing...

    Sorta. Let's walk through it:

    1. Changing the blade would be considered maintenance and operations, not construction, alteration or repair, so we know Part 1910 applies, not 1926.

    2. The...
  22. Whoa! You guys are looking at two different...

    Whoa! You guys are looking at two different sections of the OSHA standards, two different worlds!

    .269 covers power generation, transmission and distribution. They probably don't mention...
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    Safety lenses aren't enough! I've gone to a...

    Safety lenses aren't enough! I've gone to a couple of optical shops for safety glasses, and have been told "all glasses are safety glasses." But if you ask for "industrial safety glasses," you get...
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    OSHA is silent on both issues. I haven't seen...

    OSHA is silent on both issues. I haven't seen any ANSI or NFPA consensus standards on either.
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    What do you mean by "Person(s) who have lock and...

    What do you mean by "Person(s) who have lock and tags attached"? You put your lock on when you begin work on the equipment, take it off when you're done. Conditions cannot have changed while your...
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