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Feb 19, 2019 | Written by Scott King, PMP | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

3 Requirements to Become a Qualified Electrical Safety Trainer


When I first started conducting arc flash assessments about 12 years ago, it never dawned on me to become a qualified electrical safety trainer.  We had always retained the services of a third-party vendor to provide this service to our customers.

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Feb 14, 2019 | Written by Scott King, PMP | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

4 Reasons Your Staff Needs Qualified Electrical Safety Training Today!


My team and I have been conducting arc flash assessments all around the United States, Canada and Mexico for over 15 years and it brings us tremendous comfort that our clients are completing this extremely important platform for compliance with OSHA and NFPA 70E and the safety of their employees.

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Feb 12, 2019 | Written by Scott King, PMP | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

Arc Flash Safety - Finding the information you need


Safety professionals are responsible for developing employee electrical safety programs for their organizations. Often, they learn about arc flash and electrical safety from on-line Google searches that lead to blogs that are typically written by other safety professionals who sell arc flash studies or electrical safety training... and it can get kind of stale.

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Feb 07, 2019 | Written by Scott King, PMP | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

Can Any Company Perform an Arc Flash Assessment?


I recently received an email from an individual who downloaded a recording of my webinar 3 Ways to Complete an Arc Flash Assessment on a Limited Budget.”  In the email, I was asked the following question:

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Feb 05, 2019 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering, Combustible Dust

A Practical Guide to 5 Important Properties of Combustible Dusts

In a previous blog, Combustible Dust Fundamentals and NFPA 652, I mentioned having your dust tested to determine important properties that are critical for protecting your personnel and facility.

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Jan 31, 2019 | Written by Kristian Montenegro | Culturally Different, Social Mission, Employee Ownership

What Employee Ownership Means to Me

ESOP – Employee Stock Ownership Plan.  To some people ESOP is simply another form of a retirement plan, and that is okay.  It means many different things to different people.

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Jan 29, 2019 | Written by Steve Comeau | Process Control and Plant Automation, Manufacturing Intelligence

Introduction and Optimization of Data Historians


A Data Historian is a type of time-series database designed to efficiently collect and store process data from a SCADA or automation system. The stored data can then be used to display trends of process data on charts, create reports, or perform data analysis.

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Jan 24, 2019 | Written by Ray Racine | Process Control and Plant Automation

Isolated Remote Site Deployments-Man Camp Part 1–Intro and General Preparation


They are called “Man-Camps” for a reason – you don’t often see women in them.  Some see only a few hearty and adventurous women.  Some never do.  Most are far from any place you might consider to be a town or village.  Lots of them are in tough locations – deserts, mountains, permafrost.

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Jan 22, 2019 | Written by Ian Moldovan | Culturally Different, Social Mission, zz Service Day CT-MA

Hallam-ICS Service Day – CT/MA Offices 2018

Proud-the first word that comes to mind to describe my feelings about working for a company that pays its employees to volunteer a day of service at a local organization that betters the community in which we live and work. It’s part of our company’s Social Mission, and we call it Hallam-ICS’s Service Day.

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Jan 17, 2019 | Written by Julie Gruenholz | Process Control and Plant Automation

6 Questions to Ask When Upgrading an Obsolete Control System While Keeping Your Plant Running

Upgrading your obsolete control system is a helpful 7-part blog series addressing the important technical aspects of upgrades and written by an industry professional with over 25 years of experience.

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