Wednesday, July 25, 2018

ELECTRICAL SAFETY HANDBOOK By John Cadick, Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer and Dennis K. Neitzel

ELECTRICAL SAFETY HANDBOOK By John Cadick, Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer and Dennis K. Neitzel


Contents:
Chapter 1. Hazards of Electricity
Chapter 2. Electrical Safety Equipment
Chapter 3. Safety Procedures and Methods
Chapter 4. Grounding of Electrical Systems and Equipment
Chapter 5. Electrical Maintenance and Its Relationship to Safety
Chapter 6. Regulatory and Legal Safety Requirements and Standards
Chapter 7. Accident Prevention, Accident Investigation, Rescue, and First Aid
Chapter 8. Medical Aspects of Electrical Trauma
Chapter 9. Low-Voltage Safety Synopsis
Chapter 10. Medium- and High-Voltage Safety Synopsis
Chapter 11. Human Factors in Electrical Safety
Chapter 12. Safety Management and Organizational Structure
Chapter 13. Safety Training Methods and Systems
Preface:
It seems like only a few days since the second edition of this handbook was completed; however, in the five years that have passed, amazing things have happened in the world of safety. First, the 2000 edition of NFPA 70E has become the 2004 edition with a multitude of changes. Second, the electrical world seems to have become much more aware of thhazards of electricity and has started to embrace many, if not all, of the more modern safety requirements, such as flash-hazard evaluations. Finally, companies throughout the world are starting to gear up to provide enhanced safety programs for their personnel and work in teams to achieve that goal. The Electrical Safety Handbook has continued to receive remarkably broad acceptance in the electrical safety world, perhaps because it is the only independent reference source for all of the various aspects of electrical safety. With this in mind, we have expanded virtually all of the previous chapters in this edition as well as added a brand new chapter covering the safety aspects of electrical maintenance. We truly hope that the increased detail in the old chapters and the addition of the new chapter will be met with the same enthusiasm as the previous edition. Chapters 1, 2, and 3 continue to serve as the central core of the book, by presentingthe case for electrical safety (Chapter 1), a broad coverage of electrical safety equip ment (Chapter 2), and a detailed coverage of electrical safety procedures (Chapter 3). The changes in Chapter 3 should be of special interest to the reader since we have updated the arc energy calculations to be consistent with new industry innovations as introduced in IEEE Standard Std 1584 and NFPA 70E. Chapter 4 has been revised to include references to the 2005 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Additional information has also been added that includes fer roresonance. Chapter 4 continues to provide a detailed overview of the general require ments for grounding and bonding electrical systems and equipment. This chapter also provides some needed explanations, illustrations, and calculations necessary for applying the requirements of NEC Article 250 as well as OSHA 29 CFR 1910.304(f). It should be emphasized, however that this chapter is not intended to replace or be a substitute for the requirements of the current NEC or OSHA regulations. Always utilize the most current standards and regulations when designing, installing, and maintaining the grounding systems within a facility. Chapter 5, new to this edition, introduces a broad coverage of safety-related 
maintenance concepts. The chapter is not intended to be a maintenance reference, rather it introduces the economic and safety-related reasons for performing maintenance on an electrical power system. We also introduce the current philosophies on good maintenance including discussions of topics such as reliability-centered, predictive, preventive, and condition-based maintenance. Finally, the chapter covers the eight broad steps of a good maintenance program and introduces a cross section of maintenance and testing procedures for a variety of electrical equipment.

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