Incident Energy: The amount of energy impressed on a surface, a certain distance from the source, generated during an electrical arc event. One of the units used to measure incident energy is calories per centimeter squared (cal/cm2).[1. National Fire Protection Association. 2008. NFPA 70E-2009: standard for electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces. (Quincy, MA): NFPA.] […]
The more connected we become, and the more DIY projects we take on, the more aware we need to be of the hazards of electricity. There are two hazards directly associated with electricity: shock and arc flash. This said, there are many more indirect electrical hazards that can arise from misapplication, such has heat causing […]
The Ontario Electrical Safety Association (@homeandsafety) has a great video on Holiday Electrical Safety. Worth the watch before you put up your Christmas Ornaments this weekend. Stay safe this holiday season.