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Electrical Safety

Systems, Sustainability, and Stewardship, 1st Edition

Edited by Martha J. Boss, Gayle Nicoll

CRC Press

415 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Description

Learn How to Implement Safety Codes and Regulations Effectively

A number of electrical fatalities and injuries that occur each year can be overcome by a thorough understanding of electrical concepts. Yet due to the complexity of regulatory requirements, many safety professionals may not be fully equipped to handle the task. Electrical Safety: Systems, Sustainability, and Stewardship addresses the problem by simplifying the knowledge acquisition process, and arming safety professionals with the tools needed to successfully meet safety and efficacy goals. From power generation facility to electrical device, this text combines knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and real-world experience to provide a detailed explanation of electrical power generation, transmittal, and use.

Explains the Concepts behind Electric Code

The book introduces the basic sustainability and stewardship concepts inherent to reliability centered maintenance (RCM). It explains how these concepts apply to the components of an electrical system (the concepts can be used when auditing for electrical safety, training on electrical safety, and overseeing an upgrade or extension of a building's electrical system). In addition, it addresses general electrical safety, electromagnetic field shields, ohm/resistance study criteria, arc flash hazard analysis, and hazardous energy control. The authors outline OSHA requirements and the reasons for those requirements, and explain the implementation exigencies.

This book:

  • Describes power generation, transmittal, and usage
  • Contains regulatory summaries from the OSHA electrical safety standards
  • Presents the various types of electrical studies including arc flash, electromagnetic field, and ohm resistance investigations
  • Discusses earthing grounds and overcurrent devices as overall components of electrical control and safety
  • Offers an up-to-date discussions of arc flash criteria and evaluation needs that are linked to general electrical safety and grounding requirements
  • Considers electromagnetic field physics, measurement, and control alternatives

Electrical Safety: Systems, Sustainability, and Stewardship provides a step-by-step dialogue of the OSHA requirements and more importantly the reasons for those requirements. Describing electrical use within industrial settings, and presenting a ground approach to understanding how electrical power is used, this book lays down the ground work for making important decisions.

Reviews

"I found this book to be well outlined for a quick reference of topics on electrical safety. … I would be glad to have this on my bookshelf."

—Frank Pfeifer, CSP, CHMM

Table of Contents

Electrical Sustainability and Stewardship; Martha J Boss

Electrical Components; Gayle Nicoll and Martha J Boss

Transformers; Gayle Nicoll and Martha J Boss

Generators; Gayle Nicoll and Martha J Boss

Circuit Breakers; Gayle Nicoll and Martha J Boss

Relays; Gayle Nicoll and Martha J Boss

Fuses; Gayle Nicoll and Martha J Boss

Substations and Switchyards; Gayle Nicoll and Martha J Boss

Direct Current Utilization; Gayle Nicoll and Martha J Boss

Circuit Disconnects, On/Off Switches, and OSHA; Martha J Boss and Dennis Day

Grounding; Martha J Boss and Dennis Day

Electrical Safety and OSHA; Martha J Boss and Dennis Day

Special Installations and OSHA; Martha J Boss and Dennis Day

Distance Requirements and OSHA; Martha J Boss and Dennis Day

Arc Flash, Personal Protective Equipment, and Classified Locations; Gayle Nicoll, Martha J Boss, Reza Tazali, and Robert Zweifel

Electrical Testing; Martha J Boss and Gayle Nicoll

Electromagnetic Shielded Equipment, Instrumentation, and Facilities, Part One; Randy Boss and Martha J Boss

Electromagnetic Shielded Equipment, Instrumentation, and Facilities, Part Two; Randy Boss and Martha J Boss

Solid-State Technology; Martha J Boss

Motors; Martha J Boss

Hazardous Energy Control and OSHA; Martha J Boss and Dennis Day

Glossary

Bibliography

Appendix RCM Evaluation Tables

Index

About the Editors

Martha J. Boss has led teams in the inspection, analysis, and risk management of electrical safety components, including electromagnetic field (EMF) analyses. Boss earned her BS and BA degrees from the University of Nebraska and the University of Northern Iowa in biology, with a chemistry and physics emphasis. She edited and contributed to Building Vulnerability Assessments, Biological Risk Engineering Handbook, and Air Sampling and Industrial Hygiene Engineering (CRC Press). Martha is also the co-author of Evaluation of Stored Energy Hazards in Underground Coal Mines during and after an Emergency, provided to the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOSH).

Gayle Nicoll has extensive experience in a variety of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) endeavors, including industrial facilities, nuclear research facilities, chemical laboratories, and metal-working facilities. She holds BS degrees in physics and chemistry from Indiana University, a MS in analytical chemistry from Purdue University, and a PhD in chemistry education from Purdue University. She was a contributor to Building Vulnerability Assessments (CRC Press) and co-author of the Evaluation of Stored Energy Hazards in Underground Coal Mines during and after an Emergency, provided to the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOSH).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety