Applying the Hierarchy of Hazard Controls to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response

The hierarchy of hazard controls is a long-standing system that involves methodically taking steps to eliminate and reduce personal risk from a known hazard. In 2018 the hierarchy was added to NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace training manual.

Can we use this approach to respond to a new known hazard such as the novel coronavirus? Let’s look at the methods, from the most effective to the least effective, and review how they may apply:Read More

Remember: Distance Is Safety

Arc-flash safety is hot topic in trade and technical publications these days. While most of the articles address personal protective equipment (PPE) and other effective arc-flash reduction technologies, a great deal of them fail to highlight the applications of remote racking and remote switching equipment. To date, these are among the most-effective and affordable measures a company can take to enhance worker safety.Read More