December 2, 2013
The Energy Independence and Security Act has created a law that’s phasing out period (which started on 1/1/12) will end January 1st, 2014. This Regulation is under Section 321 of EISA and was created to improve the sustainability of lamps, and in trying to acquire this they have set minimum efficiency standards for general service incandescent bulbs.
This is valuable information to be aware of as a consumer because this regulatory law encompasses many of the most popular lamps we all use in our homes and businesses, such as: 100W, 75W, 60W, and 40W A 19 shaped incandescent lamps. The chart below shows this in better detail.
For legislation on other lamps and related information please visit:
With the enactment of this law, all lamps that are within the standards that EISA feels are environmentally inept, will need to be switched out for more economic and efficient versions. Within the next few years the inefficient lamps mentioned will be moving toward or already discontinued in favor for more efficient versions.
Not only should users of these lamps switch them out because it’s the law, they should, but also do so in an effort to engage in sustainability. Werner Electric is proud to sell Phillips products, as well as participate in the support of Section 321 of EISA. Click the link below to browse the variety of Phillips lamps we have to offer.
Philips LED Stock Guide
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October 14, 2013
Pre-registration is closed for our Safety Solutions & Training Expo, but we will have onsite registration. Don’t miss our panel discussion on Electrical Safety in the Workplace! Gary Ballesteros, Vice President, Law from Rockwell Automation and Dan Nesser, Field Application Engineer from Eaton’s Bussmann Business will be discussing key components of the development of their electrical safety programs, proposed changes for the next revision of NFPA 70E, and the impact an electrical safety program could have on a company’s bottom line. The discussion will be moderated by Werner Electric’s Larry Olsen. Read more about all three below.
Gary Ballesteros is responsible for Rockwell Automations’ litigation, and has been instrumental in bringing down the costs of litigation while still providing a robust legal defense. He also oversees the Records Management function, the Environmental and Safety organization, and the Product Safety organization and works closely with those groups to practice preventative law to avoid issues before they rise into litigation.
Dan Neeser is a Field Application Engineer with Eaton’s Bussmann Business. He had been employed with this company since 1996 and specializes in training on the design and application of overcurrent protective devices in electrical distribution systems in accordance with the National Electrical Code®, and equipment in accordance with the various product standards. He participates in IEEE (Sr Member) with Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, NEMA, NFPA (committee member for NEC CMP-13 and NFPA 79), UL (508, 508A, and 508C) and IAEI activities.
Larry R. Olsen has held various positions with Werner Electric Supply over the past 21+ years including in the areas of sales, technical support, branch team leader, product management, and project management. Larry is presently serving as Vice President – Capital Projects. Larry began his electrical career at Consolidated Papers, Inc. in Wisconsin Rapids becoming a Journeyman Maintenance Electrician in 1979. Since then, his career has included time working as a Field Service Representative working in northern California and southern Oregon; working in marketing and sales for a major electrical equipment manufacturer; then working in sales and service for a Wisconsin-based systems integrator prior to coming to Werner Electric in 1992. Throughout his career Larry has focused primarily on the application of adjustable speed drives, motors and related power control, power distribution and power transmission products in a wide variety of industries.
October 11, 2013
Werner Electric’s Safety Solution & Training Expo is almost here! Sign up online through Monday, onsite registration will be available Tuesday and Wednesday.
Registration includes hearing keynote speaker Mike Miller Saftey, Global Business Development Manger for Rockwell Automation.
Over 30 years of manufacturing systems engineering and design experience with focus on safety that covers a wide range of applications in heavy industry, pharmaceutical and entertainment industry. Over 20 years ’ experience focusing on Machinery safety, encompassing risk assessments, safety system design, implementation, validation, and safety standard committee participation.
Member: IEEE, ASSE, NFPA, ISA, ANSI
TUV Functional Safety Expert/Trainer – TUV Rhineland Certificate No.: 150/10
Certified Functional Safety Expert – TUV SUD Certificate No.: CFSE TA11010124
Certified Functional Safety Expert – EXIDA Certificate No.: CFSE 100630 003
October 8, 2013
Meet the Experts!
Werner Electric is proud to be hosting our first ever Safety Solutions & Training Expo. We are bringing in experts from all over the country. Read more about Daryld Ray Crow, one of our keynote speakers.
Daryld Ray Crow (S’68, M’72, SM’03, LM’07) graduated from the University of Houston in 1969 with a BSEE degree. After graduation Ray went to work for the Aluminum Company of America where he provided engineering support for Alcoa plants worldwide on the design, installation, and operation of power and rectifier systems, provided plant engineering support which included electrical safety, served as team leader for writing a number of Alcoa electrical standards including the development of and training for Alcoa’s electrical safe work practice standard. He retired from Alcoa in 1996. After retiring from Alcoa, Ray worked for Fluor Global Services and Duke Energy as a Principal Technical Specialist providing design and consulting electrical engineering for plant power distribution systems and safe work practice programs, standards, and assessments/audits.
Ray presently is the Principal Technical Specialist for DRC Consulting Ltd. and performs consulting work on electrical safe work practices standards, assessments/audits, electrical safe work practice training, and electrical engineering projects.
He was chair of the Petroleum and Chemical Industry (PCIC) safety subcommittee 2004-2006, chair of the 2004 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop, is an alternate member on the NFPA 70E technical committee”Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace”, a member of the IEEE 1584 Committee, and was the working group vice chair for the 2012 revisions to IEEE 463 “Standard for Electrical Safety Practices in Electrolytic Cell Line Working Zones”.
Ray has co-authored and presented papers and tutorials on electrical safety and auditing for the IEEE IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference (PCIC) and has presented safety topics and tutorials at the IEEE Industry Applications Society Electrical Safety Workshops, IEEE IAS Pulp and Paper Industry Conference, and the PowerTest conference. In 2010 Ray received the IEEE IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee Electrical Safety Excellence award.
Interested in hearing Daryld Ray Crow ? Sign up for Werner’s Safety Solutions & Training Expo here.
September 20, 2013
It will soon be cold outside which is very exciting because that means Milwaukee’s M12™ Cordless Heated Gear is Back! What is that? It is the first-ever line of wearable products to harness the power of REDLITHIUM™ battery technology and provide hours of active heat both on and off the jobsite. M12™ Heated Gear conveniently utilizes the same batteries driving our M12™ tools. Engineered for those who don’t let cold weather stand in their way, the durable carbon fiber heating elements give users the extra boost they need to power through the harshest winter. From heated pockets to high visibility striping, M12™ Heated Gear offers a variety of features that help our users be the best at what they do.
If I haven’t said enough already here are some features that make these jackets top of the line:
- Water and Wind Resistant
- Easy Touch Heat Controller (3 heat settings per zone)
- Lasts up to 6 hours of continuous heat on low
- In-pocket USB Port for electronic devices
- Washer and Dryer Safe
- In-pocket hand warmers
Werner Electric is stocking these jackets and hooded sweatshirts in multiple sizes and colors (from RealTree Xtra® to Class 3 High Visibility). If you have any questions on what we offer please contact a local Werner Representative near you.
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November 6, 2012
In a day where having protective equipment on site or at your facility is required by the employer rather than the employee I see a lot of companies running into the same issue. Who should budget for PPE? Who should create the policies for Safety? When I talk with customers there are a lot of different ways companies have incorporated safety programs, budgeting, and purchasing. Here is a great article as seen in the October 2012 issue of ISHN. For more information, go to www.ishn.com.
From the trenches: Strategies for buying PPE
Recently we came across this online discussion group topic: “Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)…. Which department in the company should budget and pay for it? What do you think of safety department paying for PPE for all departments in the company? “
Here are the responses:
“Every department should be charged for its PPE but Engineering should pay 65% of cost of PPE and Maintenance be charged 20% of PPE cost. E/OHS department could be charged between 3% – 5%.
This encourages Engineering to find means of eliminating the hazard or engineering a means of reducing exposure or substituting a less hazardous product or process that reduces hazard severity and/or worker exposure.
It also encourages Maintenance to have and follow detailed preventative maintenance program to eliminate hazards associated with equipment not being within specifications and SOP.
It also encourages each production department to train workers on proper equipment operation, associated hazards, how minimize exposure and where to get additional information about the hazard(s).
“This approach will help minimize the need for PPE and increase worker understanding and proper use of appropriate PPE. “
“I don’t believe completely charging PPE to the E/OHS department is a good practice. When things are getting eliminated to lower the budget, safety is all too easy a target in as much as it’s not always easy to recognize injuries/illnesses that aren’t happening and conclude the expense is wasted.”
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