J. D. Aeiker

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Auditing is a key element to ensure that an effective electrical safety program exists in your facility. It is recommended that internal audits be performed at least once each year and that external audits be performed not to exceed once every three years. Auditing provides the means to understand performance versus established standards and identify areas(More)
This paper explores the use of auditing as an important element of any program. Auditing provides the means to understand performance versus established standards and to identify areas for continued improvement. To have an effective electrical safety program, an auditing process must be an integral element of the electrical safety program. This paper(More)
This paper describes a global science and technology company's experience in optimizing the synergy between a state of the art electrical safety program and process safety management. Process safety management tends to focus on equipment and systems that are directly associated with hazardous manufacturing processes. Electric power, control and data systems(More)
Auditing is a critical element of an electrical safety program. It is the verification of what is working and what is not working within company policies, procedures, and programs. It identifies gaps in a company's standards, programs and work practices that do not meet the local or federal regulations or industry consensus standards, such as NFPA 70E(More)
Electrical equipment isolation or switching can be relatively straightforward or extremely complicated depending upon the complexity of the electrical distribution system. Regardless of its size or the number of switching steps involved, switching should be done following a written switching order or proce dure. Planning switching operations provides an(More)
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