John D. Aeiker

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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 number of switching steps involved, switching should be done following a written switching order or procedure. Planning switching operations provides the(More)
An electrical hazard analysis is often performed to understand the hazards of an electrical system in order to identify the personal protective equipment necessary to do work on that system. The typical electrical hazard analysis includes a shock hazard analysis and an arc flash analysis. In the industrial world, a hazard analysis is typically a more(More)
The knowledge of how the emergency response teams function within the incident management (or command) system aids in the planning and preparation stages for an electrical-related incident and, then, in an actual incident itself. The knowledge of how an industrial fire brigade or emergency response team operates is important for electrical safety(More)
This article addresses an analysis of electric power disruptions from "inside the fence" causes over a four-year period in the global operations of a large chemical company. The underlying causes suggest problems in maintaining knowledge, skills, and experience in engineering, technical, and risk-management disciplines essential to power system operations.(More)
This paper provides electrical safety professionals with a general overview of the emergency response process to better prepare them to work with emergency response teams or fire brigades. This paper will explore how an emergency response team works, their function, and their authority. Emergency response planning, knowledge, and skills are required to(More)
Electrical safety professionals are not born as electrical safety professionals. We learn, grow, and develop the knowledge and skills to be effective in our field. A number of means are available to us to learn and develop. These include conferences, seminars, workshops, training courses, and self directed study. This paper will examine the stages of(More)
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