Health & Safety News to LIVE By Q2-21
There is light at the end of the tunnel! We are so happy to bring our expanded team back onto client sites and our offices; the smiling faces and comradery were certainly missed!
We remain incredibly thankful to the essential workers, medical professionals, and first responders who saw our nation through this unprecedented time and encourage our community to remain vigilant in appropriate mitigation strategies and compassionate in understanding that the pandemic affected, and continues to affect, each of us differently.
Our Q1 Whole Body Health & Safety challenge announced in the previous newsletter edition detailed our commitment to community well-being. As a result, we held a virtual food drive through Philabundance. In total, our team, in conjunction with a generous employer match, donated $6,000 to this organization which will provide 12,000 meals to those in need!
We are so thankful to work with such caring and compassionate team members and who are proud to help make a difference!
In keeping with the WBHS theme, we are thrilled to announce our Q2 challenge has been going fantastic! To encourage folks to get outside and moving, we created a “Bingo” card of activities for our employees and their families to complete.
Pictures and results coming soon!
The NFPA 70E Standards have been updated and published for the 2021 Edition. The major changes include:
Article 110 “General Requirements for Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices” was re-organized to promote a more logistical progression.
Subsection 110.5(K) implemented which requires company electrical safety programs to now “include an electrically safe work condition policy.”
Article 360 “Safety-Related Requirements for Capacitors” implemented to specifically identify hazards associated with capacitor use due to the influx of alternate energies.
Section 350.9 includes revisions to the energy thresholds of electrical equipment and systems in laboratories.
Table 130.5(C) revised to aid in estimating the likelihood of an arc flash incident.
Article 130 “Work Involving Electrical Hazards” has two rewritten sections- 130.1 General and 130.2 Energized Electrical Work Permit.
For more information, visit the NFPA 70E website at www.nfpa.org and search “2021 Fact Sheet.”