Free electrical measurement safety videos
Fluke Corporation has updated its interactive Electrical Measurement Safety video, aimed at reducing hazards for people measuring electrical circuits to help minimize risk and liability for employers. The latest revision includes guidelines from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E standard for electrical safety in the workplace, which specifically addresses arc flash hazards.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), electrical safety compliance training violations were number seven (electrical wiring) and number ten (electrical, general requirements) on their 2005 Top 10 List of most frequently cited standards. OSHA regulations include a six-point plan to minimize potential arc flash danger for personnel that addresses issues such as requirements for safety programs, training, and use of appropriate tools for safe working conditions.
The complete program includes five parts:
Safety video—Hazards of electrical testing and appropriate precautions;
Test tool post-test—Check your equipment against current safety standards;
Interview with an arc blast survivor—A real story with important lessons;
Does your meter measure up?—Conduct your own safety audit; and,
Safety application notes—Topics suitable for safety meetings and reference.
Fluke is a world leader in electronic test tools. One copy of the program on CD is available free through their Web site . It is also available on DVD for $20.
—Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Peter Welander , process industries editor