A look at 70E rules opens new Arc Flash U.
The second year of Arc Flash University, Plant Engineering’s successful series on the cause and prevention of arc flash injuries on the job, opened its second year on Feb. 26 with a look at the rule changes surrounding NFPA 70E regulations.
The second year of Arc Flash University, Plant Engineering ’s successful series on the cause and prevention of arc flash injuries on the job, opened its second year on Feb. 26 with a look at the rule changes surrounding NFPA 70E regulations.
Greg Foust of GE Energy led attendees through a look at the requirements in 70E, including the increased use of PPE when working on electrical systems. The presentation included both a detailed look at the rules and how plants will have to adapt training and procedures to meet the new regulations.
Archives of the first 2009 Arc Flash University Webcast, as well as archives of last year’s series, are available for review in the Webcast section at www.PlantEngineering.com . that’s also where plant personnel can register for the next Webcast in the series on May 28.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.