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Jeff Hendershot
Jeff Hendershot is a Property Specialist with Westfield. You can connect with him at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffhendershot
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Good heads-up! It is amazing that although this standard has been out since 1979, many of us (including the insurance industry) really we're not aware of the protection requirements until recently. Contractors (especially electrical) often still do not have a good grasp of NFPA 70E, let alone provide the necessary training and protective equipment! 2012 has numerous "tweeks", though the most significant change might be the addition of "AR" clothing requirements. Testing for AR resistance is important becuase not all FR material has sufficient resistantance to Arc flashes.
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In a previous blog (http://losscontrol.westfieldinsurance.com/2010/03/fire-hazards-of-spray-finishing-with-flammable-liquids.html), I wrote about spray finishing with flammable liquids. In that blog, I stated that flammable liquids should be stored in accordance with NFPA 30 Storage of Flammable Liquids. This blog will present the basics of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at Risk Factors
Working in the field of Risk Management over the past twenty years and having conducted hundreds of site surveys of the properties of medium and large businesses, one aspect of risk management that always seems to need attention is the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Risk Factors
The following is the third post in a three-part series on hot work. The series offers an overview of hot work, safety hazards, team members, permit programs and a precautionary checklist. Now that we have reviewed the basics of hot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at Risk Factors
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The following is the second post in a three-part series on hot work. The series will give an overview of hot work, safety hazards, team members, permit programs, and a precautionary checklist. When working in a field that involves high... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at Risk Factors
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Jan 24, 2011
Excellent point, Deepak! US OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) has a good online "tool" addressing not only the regulatory requirements for fire extinguisher maintenance, training, etc., but summarizes the primary points involved in making decisions on how much and what type of employee response/involvement there should be regarding using extinguishers to fight a fire at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/evacuation/portable_relation.html.
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2010 on Smoke Damage in Buildings at Risk Factors
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