This is a great followup and use case for a home energy monitoring system, something I wrote about on the blog last week. My new ETS was broken, but how? The electric thermal storage (ETS) unit mentioned in that post stopped doing what its supposed to. When we had it installed I didn’t tie it into […]
When I am developing an Arc Flash Analysis report there are a few recommendations that always survive. They are near the top of the hierarchy of controls, and are set it and forget it type of controls. One of these is remote actuators and racking mechanisms. Both of these systems removes the electrical worker outside […]
Let’s talk about energized work permits. I’ve seen some extremely long and detailed forms outlining what needs to be in the energized work permit that were up to 6 pages. To make things worse, they duplicate a lot of the information that would be in the work order (WO) and job specific risk analysis for […]
Happy Friday everyone! This week I think we did pretty good, 4 days out of 5. In the video I try to explain a bit about what happened yesterday. Follow Friday Today I’m bringing back something that was a thing back in the early days of twitter #followfriday. Today, I want to bring to your […]
Today’s video is on electrical safety awareness and what I think of as the “told you so” mentality that exists after there is a fatality.
Something that I have been thinking about lately is: What are the electrical safety program requirements in Canada. OSHA covers all of the USA, and the minimum Electrical Safety Program requirements can be found here – 1910 Subpart S. In Canada, the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, part VIII mentions written procedures a couple […]
Today I’m starting a new-ish feature where I’m publishing a different thought as a twitter audio at least, and maybe a video depending on where I’m located. This first thought is on checklists, and their importance in every electrical safety program. This came to me, again, when I was meeting with a client and they […]
The second to last line of defence with arc flash mitigation, according to the Hierarchy of Hazard Mitigation, is administrative controls. Administrative controls are implemented after a facility is designed and built, and equipment has been purchased and installed. What the administrative controls really boil down to is your electrical safety program. I’ll break down what that […]