field notes - WINTER 2018
Plan for Safety and Efficiency
Regardless of the industry or work environment, awareness of electrical hazards must receive extremely high priority. An effective maintenance program is key to the creation of a safe electrical system, and such a program will increase reliability and productivity as well.
NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT
Workers Make Errors, but There Are Tools to Help
Human Performance – a concept that argues people make mistakes and tools exist to help prevent or mitigate those mistakes – has been a fixture in industries such as nuclear and aviation for some time now. And it’s probably no coincidence that the aviation industry marked a notable safety milestone in 2017: no fatal crashes of a U.S. passenger airline (in fact, there have been none since 2009), and ten airline accidents worldwide, resulting in 79 fatalities—the first year with fewer than 100 deaths since 1946.
2018 NFPA 70E UPDATE
What’s New? What’s Changed?
Once again there are many significant changes such as a major reorganization of Article 120, the introduction of many new definitions, an even greater emphasis on the Risk Assessment, moving the hierarchy of risk control methods to mandatory language and the deletion of the informational note containing the 40 cal/cm2 reference.
National Acquires SouthWest Electritech Services
Nevada-based provider of third-party testing joins the National family. The move will expand National’s services to more Western state customers as well as new industries.
ON THE CIRCUIT
Highlights of Recent & Upcoming Events
Texas Electric Power Conference 2017 @ Bastrop, TX
1st Annual NAT’L Blood Drive @ Lewisville, TX
7x24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter 2017 Golf Tournament @ Grapevine, TX
DFW IFMA Holiday Gala @ Dallas, TX
NFS Lunch & Learn Training @ Dallas, TX
ABM Franchising Group’s 2018 Vendor Showcase @ Atlanta, GA
NCA 3rd Annual Member Showcase @ Las Vegas, NV
PowerTest 2018 @ National Harbor, MD
DFW IFMA FMexpo @ Plano, TX
ABC South Trust Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament @ Las Vegas, NV
Texas Electric Power Conference 2018 @ Bastrop, TX
21st PEARL Annual Conference & Exhibition @ Greenville, SC
NPFMA 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament @ Henderson, NV
NCA Annual Golf Tournament @ Las Vegas, NV
ABC 8th Annual Meet the GC Industry Expo @ Las Vegas NV