As we reach the middle of summer, July 4 is a great time to pause and look back on our progress - especially this year as we prepare to celebrate 10 years of service to the electrical industry.
At the heart of this year's Fourth of July celebrations at CBS ArcSafe are our people. People have always been the center to our mission. Just as it takes a team of employees pulling in the same direction to be successful, it also takes all of us to make the electrical industry a safe place to work.
As we approach one of our country's most important holidays, please accept our appreciation for trusting us for 10 years as your partner in electrical safety. May this holiday be a time of happiness and laughter for all of you and your families as we gear up for the second half of 2018.
Ashley Ledbetter McWhorter, President
CBS ArcSafe, Inc.
CBS ArcSafe Company News
Proper Racking Preparation: Training Can Save Lives
This NETA World article discusses steps for properly preparing employees to insert or remove a circuit breaker.
Technical and safety expertise are vital prerequisites before the breaker actually is accessed. Using remote racking devices provide safety to workers outside the arc-flash boundary. Read more.
CBS ArcSafe New Products
Redesigned RSA-114 Compact Unit; Easier Setup
The second-generation CBS ArcSafe RSA-114 for ABB/BBC/ITE LK air circuit breakers is smaller than prior models and features improved push-button operation for easier, more accurate setup. Technicians can remotely close or trip the breaker from up to 300 feet while remaining outside the arc-flash boundary. Read more.
CBS ArcSafe Remote Racking Solutions
PPE-Z Handheld Racking Tool Reduces Fatigue
The CBS ArcSafe PPE-Z is a handheld powered racking device capable of racking most rotary-style low- and medium-voltage switchgear. Thanks to its high-torque motor, the PPE-Z racks breakers at approximately the same speed as a human operator. This means greater productivity, less fatigue, and less time spent within the arc-flash boundary for operators. Read more.
CBS ArcSafe OSHA Resources
Fatality at NH Power Plant Results in OSHA Citations
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited EWP Renewable Corp., DBA Springfield Power, LLC, after an employee suffered fatal injuries in November 2017. OSHA issued 25 safety violations after inspectors found, among other issues, machinery lacking safety guarding and inadequate training. Read more.
CBS ArcSafe and EHS Today magazine's webinar "Employing Remote Operation to Prevent Electrical Arc-Flash Casualties" is available on our website! In case you missed it, you can listen now.
Want a Demo? We'll Come to You!
CBS ArcSafe can bring a demonstration of our remote racking and switching equipment directly to your doorstep. We'll bring our fleet with gear so you can see firsthand how our products protect technicians from arc-flash danger when installing and removing breakers.