NEC Section 240.87 provides electricians and maintenance workers the overcurrent protective device technologies necessary to reduce distribution system energy. Courtesy: Eaton
PPE May 15, 2019

Overcurrent protection technologies change the calculations for PPE

NEC Section 240.87 provides guidance for safety, maintenance teams.

By Thomas Domitrovich, P.E., LEED AP
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PPE May 10, 2019

Four steps to a sound electrical safety culture

Training makes a difference, and so does communication.

By Eddie Jones, P.E.
PPE April 17, 2018

Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year Winners

The 2017 award recipients represent the best in innovation

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, Plant Engineering
PPE January 17, 2018

Welding ergonomics

Worker protection also delivers productivity gains.

By Andy Monk, Bernard; and Jack Kester, Marsh Risk Consulting
PPE December 8, 2017

Using wireless in safety shower alarm retrofits

Wireless monitoring systems save money compared to wired solutions.

By Alex Patterson and Marcio Donnangelo, Emerson Automation Solutions
PPE November 9, 2017

2017 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote now!

The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 12, 2018.)

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, and Amanda Pelliccione, Project Manager
PPE October 23, 2017

The singular measurement of safety

Despite changing politics, OSHA violations have largely remained the same. However, when measured using the Liberty Mutual Worker Safety Index, cost of injuries is down $2B from 2016. Whichever way you measure it, safety remains one of the biggest challenges in today's workplace.

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, CFE Media
PPE October 12, 2017

Reduce weld fume exposure by choosing the right option

Protecting employees against weld fumes is critical to providing a safe working environment. Choosing the right welding solution involves many key factors including the welding process, the type of fumes produced, and the OSHA standards relevant to the manufacturing process.

By Al Hilbert, Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
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PPE June 29, 2017

Seven ways to avoid potential safety hazards

With all the safety hazards posed by electrical equipment, proper training is imperative to the well-being of employees.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Figure 4: Conducting an electrical risk assessment wearing the proper PPE. Courtesy: AVO Training Institute
PPE April 13, 2017

Electrical test instruments: Safety is still the first tool

Safety is paramount with electrical test instruments and great care must be taken when using equipment or understanding the codes involved.

By Dennis K. Neitzel, CPE, CESCP, AVO Training Institute