electrical safety Articles

  • Electric Safety in the Workplace

    Every day, in every business, there is one bill the employer will pay and that is the electricity bill. Electricity is used constantly, whether it is boiling a kettle, using a computer or equipment. It is intrinsic to our lives and is vital for our day to day activities. It is easy to take for granted; every now and then we are reminded of its importance. An example of this is when there is a ...

  • SHEilds Christmas Gifts #1 – Electrical Safety

    Free Safety Tips for the Season It’s that time of year again! Time to start getting serious about Christmas shopping, dig out the annual decorations and of course switch on our seasonal lights. There’s an undeniably positive boost created by lights covering the inside and outside of the household; whether it’s to brighten up dark winter days, amaze your children ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Lightning Safety

    How Lightning is Created.The conditions needed to produce lightning have been known for some time. However, exactly how lightning forms has never been verified so there is room for debate. Leading theories focus around separation of electric charge and generation of an electric field within a thunderstorm. Recent studies also indicate that ice, hail, and semi-frozen water drops known as graupel ...

  • What is Intrinsic safety and ATEX?

    What is intrinsic safety? Intrinsic safety (IS) is a low energy signalling technique that ensures the safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas by limiting the energy – both electrical and thermal – available for ignition. ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Safety Tips: Holiday Lighting

    The holiday season is upon us and nothing is more festive than outdoor holiday decorations. While the final look is certainly important, it is extremely necessary to guarantee that you don’t get hurt in the process of installing your decorations. The best outdoor decorations are gorgeous as well as safe. As a homeowner, safety should be the first priority when preparing your holiday ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Working and Safety with Overhead Powerlines

    Safety considerations for OHPL It’s safe to assume almost everyone is aware of the considerable dangers presented by powerlines, but how well do you understand the attached risks? Would you know what to do in an emergency situation involving downed powerlines or while working close by? Regulation 14 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that work may be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

  • Nuclear desalination and electricity production for islands

    Nuclear desalination is an established and commercially proven technology that is now available and has the potential of further improvement. The technology of a small-sized reactor for desalination and electricity production will be an economically viable option and will also be suitable for islands with geographic, climatic, ecological and hydrological specifics. The operating experiences and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study - Hawaiian Electric Company

    Providing support to power plants, electrical sub-stations and base yards across the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) Environmental department had a goal to replace their current manual methods of data collection and reporting with a software solution to help streamline environmental related reporting across the company. In 2005/6 E2 was retained to develop a corporate ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Purpose and value of safety and health audits

    Untitled Document Purpose and value of safety and health audits Introduction/Overview The word 'audit' puts many ...


  • The Safety Overshoe Has Come of Age

    When the safetytoe was first conceived – a steel toecap inserted into a rubber galosh – some in the safety world considered it unworthy. However, although referred to as an “ugly duckling, it had a practical purpose. It was its practicality that allowed it to survive, even in the face of some fierce institutional opposition. The safetytoe was a very cost-effective alternative to ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • How to prevent electrical injuries at work and at home

    At CH2M, we’re committed to safety; in fact, working safely is embedded into everything we do. For 10 months we’re focusing on a different hazard – the Top 10 safety hazards that reflect the most common risks and hazards we face every day in our jobs at CH2M, and ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Select Top Suppliers for Best Electric Pressure Washers

    Choosing the perfect cleaning equipment for your commercial or industrial cleaning needs is not an easy task. Everyday, newer and better machines appear on the market, promising faster and more efficient cleaning. However, not all these machines perform as expected. If you opt for cheap versions of electric pressure washers simply to save money, you could easily be purchasing a replacement in a ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Gas-to-Energy plant; production of electricity with landfill gas

    Type     Degassing installation HOFGAS®-C7/1000 + HOFGAS®-Ready 600 Commissioning      May 2002 Site     Landfill of Iles Les Meldeuses Situation The landfill is being degassed by a plant we supplied in 1998. For the planned extension phase Hofstetter France Sarl was committed to work out a concept for the enhancement ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Gas-to-energy plant; production of electricity with landfill gas

    Type      Degassing installation HOFGAS®- Ready 600 Commissioning      January 2002 Site      Landfill of Bovenfeld (NL) Situation The 9ha large landfill site Bovenfeld is located 150km northeast of Amsterdam. The resulting landfill gas has to be cleaned, in accordance with the local legislation. A degassing ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • The electric car: a brief history and what’s next?

    At the end of the 19th century, any vehicle not pulled by a horse or mule was considered an alternative power vehicle, powered by steam, electricity or gasoline. But oil was discovered in Texas in 1901 and by 1920, gasoline fueled internal-combustion engine vehicles dominated the marketplace. Electricity and steam powered vehicles became distant also-rans. Oil was cheap, effective, readily ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Running performance of front–and–rear–wheel–independent–drive–type electric vehicle suitable for next–generation electric vehicles

    A front–and–rear–wheel–independent–drive–type–electric vehicle (FRID EV) is being developed as the next–generation EV with optimum characteristics compatible with driving performance and safety. Development of the FRID EV has involved studying the driving performance and safety of all types of propulsion systems. Since the FRID EV has propulsion systems that can control the driving and braking ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The role of the trade unions in fostering safety culture

    Trade unions can play a relevant role in managing active policies on safety at work, above all in nuclear activities. Italian experience in safety at work is in the vanguard and has produced noteworthy outcomes. A significant figure is the Safety Workers’ Representative (SWR), directly elected by workers. The SWR has four basic rights: to be informed, to be trained, to be involved and to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Questions and answers on the amended Nuclear Safety Directive

    What is new in the directive? The amended Nuclear Safety Directive strengthens the nuclear safety framework of the EU. The amendment reinforces the provisions of the existing directive. It: strengthens the role and independence of national regulatory authorities; introduces a high-level EU-wide safety objective, emphasizing accident prevention and ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Design aspects of safety critical instrumentation of nuclear installations

    Safety critical instrumentation systems ensure safe shutdown/configuration of the nuclear installation when process status exceeds the safety threshold limits. Design requirements for safety critical instrumentation such as functional and electrical independence, fail-safe design, and architecture to ensure the specified unsafe failure rate and safe failure rate, human machine interface (HMI), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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