Safety in any workplace is extremely important. In the case of the electrical industry, safety is critical and the codes and regulations which determine safe practices are both diverse and complicated. Employers, electricians, electrical system designers, inspectors, engineers and architects must comply with safety standards listed in the National Electrical Code, OSHA and NFPA 70E. Unfortunately, the publications which list these safety requirements are written in very technically advanced terms and the average person has an extremely difficult time understanding exactly what they need to do to ensure safe installations and working environments.
This book will tie together the various regulations and practices for electrical safety and translate these complicated standards into easy to understand terms. This will result in a publication that is a practical, if not essential, asset to not only designers and company owners but to the electricians who must put compliance requirements into action in the field.
Best-practice methods for accident prevention and electrical hazard avoidance Current safety regulations, including new standards from OSHA, NEC, NESC, and NFPA Information on low-, medium-, and high-voltage safety systems Step-by-step guidelines on safety audits Training program how-to's, from setup to rescue and first aid procedures
Electricians Construction Engineers Construction Managers Contractors Plumbers HVAC Engineers Safety and Health Engineers
CHAPTER ONE Regulatory Agencies and Organizations: What Are They and What Do They Do? American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Electrical Code (NEC) National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) CHAPTER TWO Establishing An Effective Electrical Safety Program Elements of a compliant, practical safety program Safety trainings Effective safety meetings Pre-job briefings Maintaining records Promoting safety in the field CHAPTER THREE Recognizing the Real Dangers of Electricity Effects of electricity on Blast and flash injuries Fire Electrocution CHAPTER FOUR Working on Energized Parts and Equipment Understanding qualified, unqualified and non-essential personnel Energized Work Analysis and Permits Lockout/Tagout procedures Stored energy Re-energizing protocols CHAPTER FIVE Safe Grounding Principals Safety grounding locations Applying safety grounds and jumpers What is an Equipotential Zone? Control and removal of safety grounds CHAPTER SIX Electrical System Grounding and Bonding Grounding electrical systems Grounding electrical equipment Bonding conductive materials CHAPTER SEVEN Understanding Arc Flash and Arc Blast Hazards NFPA 70E requirements Determining safe approach distance Establishing flash protection boundaries Calculating required Arc protection levels Personal Protection Equipment CHAPTER EIGHT Specific Requirements of the NESC Electric supply installations High voltage systems Power lines and transformers Communication utilities CHAPTER NINE NEC Standards of Safety Minimum and maximum conductor sizes Maximum loads Hazardous and classified conditions Enclosures and minimum clearance requirements Arc welding CHAPTER TEN OSHA Regulations Simplified Clothing and PPE Confined spaces Surviving an OSHA hearing CHAPTER ELEVEN Accident and Injury Prevention and Procedures Ergonomics - not just for offices anymore Hardhats, eye and ear protection and gloves Ladder and equipment safety What to do in case of an injury Accident investigation CHAPTER TWELVE Safe Work Practices How to make safety your top priority Save money- reduce your Workers Compensation MOD rating Utilizing voltage measurement instruments Hot sticks and high voltage glove maintenance Using the proper tool for the job Job-site safety check list APPENDIX: Terminology Safety Meeting Sheets Contact Information for Various Agencies Quick Reference Compliance Sheets
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