Safety Update: Products, Training, and Services
Machine safety has become more recognized than ever before. Employers and equipment manufacturers are tasked with providing equipment that is free from recognized hazards yet remain efficient, productive, & competitively priced.  Revere Electric Supply, in partnership with Rockwell Automation, provides the tools needed to improve compliance, simplify development, reduce design time, and reduce costs. 

Introduction of (EN) ISO 14119 "Interlocking Devices Associated with Guards" 
The (EN) ISO 14119 standard applies to interlock system designers (e.g. machine builders, integrators) as well as the interlock device manufacturers. It is important to note that this applies to the design of new machines. Existing installations are not necessarily affected; however there are some requirements relating to maintenance, function testing, and replacement of components.

The new standard provides clarification of many existing "grey areas" and also acknowledges the use of contemporary technology in the design of interlocking switches. The downloadable paper below is intended to summarize the changes from the previous edition.

Rockwell Automation GuardLogix 5580 
Manufacturers are continually looking for control solutions that adhere to the latest global safety standards while dealing with competitive pressures to reduce costs and improve productivity. 
 
As the latest addition to the ControlLogix 5580 family of controllers, the GuardLogix® 5580 delivers scalable options for high performance, integrated safety in standard and conformally coated formats.

Hubbell Wiring Devices Circuit-Lock® 30A Disconnects with LED Indicators
Hubbell's new 30A Circuit-Lock Disconnect with integral  phase indication LEDs redefines the benchmark for safety by providing insight into the enclosure while in use. Six highly visible LEDs (3 line side/3 load side) communicate the electrical status of the switch by phase.  This voltage detection feature significantly  improves existing safety and maintenance procedures by visually providing personnel critical information prior to removing the enclosure cover; e.g. a welded contact or dropped phase.

Panduit Verisafe - The Safe Way to Verify the Absence of Voltage
The VeriSafe™ Absence of Voltage Tester product from Panduit is the latest in groundbreaking electrical safety tools, designed to minimize risk of electrical hazards in about ten seconds. This 2018 NFPA 70E compliant, SIL 3 rated product can determine voltage status before equipment is accessed with just a push of a button, keeping your people and assets safe. 

Littelfuse: MP8000 Series - Bluetooth Overload Relay
he MP8000 are advanced motor protection electronic overload relays, fully programmable via Bluetooth® using an iPhone® or Android™ smartphone or tablet with the Littelfuse App. It is easy to use and arc-flash safety is increased because the app allows settings to be modified and real-time operational information viewed. Viewing operational information and faults on the app does not require the user to open the control panel. The MP8000 protects any motor drawing 0.5-1,000 full load Amps (external CTs are required above 100 Amps). It is designed for single or 3-phase systems with operating voltages of 90-690 VAC (use of external potential transformers can extend upper voltage range above 690 VAC). Common applications include conveyor systems, HVAC equipment, saws and grinders, fan motors, and almost any pumping application.

Live Webinars
Grace Engineered Products: Importance of Risk Assessment and Risk Control Hierarchy in Electrical Safety Programs: NFPA 70E - April 16th - 10 am and 2:00 pm
Risk reduction is the foundation of a profound electrical safety program. Electrical safety is all about minimizing risks to acceptable levels that protects both workers and employers from devastating effects of electrical shock and arc-flash hazards. 

Electrical safety is only achieved when the equipment design, safety controls, policies and procedures all come together in harmony when a task is performed by the worker. No piece of equipment, device, or a safety policy by itself can make a system absolute safe. It is imperative that employers thoroughly understand, identify, analyze, and evaluate the risks their workers’ are exposed to while performing their tasks and implement robust risk control techniques and procedures in place to protect their workforce.

Recent changes to NFPA 70E, 2018 standard puts more emphasis in risk assessment area by introducing risk control hierarchy to the standards section and further added human factors, such as human error to the risk assessment. This webinar will focus on the basic principles of risk management, hierarchy of risk controls, hazard based and task based risk assessment methods.

Additional topics of discussion will include changes to NFPA 70E on risk assessment, guidance and sample job hazard analysis examples with risk quantification calculations in mechanical and electrical lockout/tagout tasks.
Learning objectives:
a. Understand why risk assessment is critical to electrical safety
b. Understand six process elements to risk management
c. How to identify, analyze and evaluate task risks 
d. Understand risk control hierarchy methods such as elimination, substitution, engineering controls, awareness, administrative controls and PPE
e. Significance of NFPA 70E 2018 changes related to risk assessment and hierarchy of controls

 April 16, 2018 @ 10am and 2pm CST 
OnDemand Webinars
Grace Engineered Products: NFPA 70B: Basics of Developing a Safer Electrical Preventive Maintenance Program
In this tutorial, you’ll learn about the importance of safety in electrical maintenance programs and basic considerations for developing a safer program. You’ll reference NFPA 70E and NFPA 70B documents for electrical safety standards and recommended practices for electrical equipment maintenance. The 70B discussion focuses on electrical loose connections and temperature rise that leads to potential hazards, including arc flash. You’ll also learn about the risk control hierarchy, various technologies, and trends in temperature monitoring.
Rockwell Automation: Modernizing Lockout-Tagout for Today's Industries
An OSHA-compliant Lockout-Tagout program requires 5 essential components (Training, LOTO Procedures, Policy, Locks and Devices, and Auditing), but these key elements can also be common points of failure in even the most well-intentioned program. ScanESC adds sustainability to your LOTO program by allowing you to graphically audit and monitor your compliance in real time, and course correct as needed. With our approach, you can ensure all elements of your program are working together seamlessly and efficiently. We help you:
  • Ensure the necessary components are in place for compliance
  • Employ alternate protective measures, such as Alternative De-Energization Procedures (ADPs) for routine tasks, saving time without increasing risk
  • Implement a sustainability plan to help you drive efficiency and achieve maximum ROI
Join Us at Rockwell Automation on the Move
May 16-17, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI
You are invited to the Rockwell Automation on the Move™ event. This two-day event allows you to discover new manufacturing solutions through technical sessions and hands-on labs. With solutions for end users, equipment builders, system and more, this event is a great educational opportunity for you and your company. 

Some of the safety topics include:

  • Develop Advanced Safety Applications Using the Allen-Bradley® Integrated Safety Controller Platform
  • Develop Safety Applications Using Guardmaster® 440C-CR30 Configurable Safety Relay
  • Introduction to the Allen-Bradley® Integrated Safety System
  • Streamline the Safety System Development Process 
  • Introduction to the New Kinetix® 5700 Safety Monitoring Capabilities
  • Process Safety and Safety Instrumented Systems: Comprehensive Solutions Portfolio for Fail-safe to TMR Safety Applications
  • Machine Safety – Performance Level Selection and Design Realization
  • Short Circuit Current Ratings: Understanding Their Importance and Tools for Determining Their Value
  • Arc Flash Hazards and Arc Resistant Equipment – Understanding Standards and Solutions
  • Lock Out/ Tag Out – When, Where and Why