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NFPA 70E: Arc Flash Safety – Toolbox Talk

NFPA 70E: Arc Flash Safety – Toolbox Talk

An arc flash is, very simply, an electrical short circuit through air. It doesn’t matter whether it occurs from phase to ground or phase to phaser. What does matter for it to occur is that enough energy is present to perpetuate the arc. Both lightning and an...
Respiratory Selection – Toolbox Talk

Respiratory Selection – Toolbox Talk

Respirators come in a wide variety of types, shapes, and sizes. The specific type required for adequate protection depends on the type of hazardous substance in the work environment and the type of work being performed. To select the correct respirator, it is...
Lockout/Tagout Standards – Toolbox Talk

Lockout/Tagout Standards – Toolbox Talk

The Lockout Standard of OSHA for industry includes lockout requirements for the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment and any associated activities. Normal production operations are not covered by the standard unless an employee is required to remove or...
Sexual Harassment: Definitions – Toolbox Talk

Sexual Harassment: Definitions – Toolbox Talk

The decisions issued by the Supreme Court in 1998 provided distinct definitions of sexual harassment in the workplace and were guided by two main types. The first type is called quid pro quo. Quid pro quo is Latin for “this for that,” and refers to situations in which...
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