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OSHA releases bulletin on hydrogen gas purging

Washington – Hydrogen gas-cooled electric generators are used by many electric power plants, and employers should ensure the gas is properly purged before maintenance to minimize the risk of fatal flash fires, a new Safety and Health Information Bulletin from OSHA warns.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY

Avoiding arc flash

Electrical events can severely injure – or kill – workers
NIOSH estimates that five to 10 arc flash incidents occur every day – each with the potential to cause serious injury or death. The National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 70E standard provides guidance on arc flash safety, and its newest edition aims for further clarity while focusing on risk assessment.
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