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Issue 3 • May-June 2017

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Staff Listing

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  • Making a Difference [From the Editor's Desk]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 3
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  • Recognition - A Critical Responsibility [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):4 - 72
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  • Dangers of Distractions [Electrical Safety]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):5 - 72
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  • History of Aircraft Wiring Arc-Fault Protection [History]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):6 - 11
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    In both new and aging military and civilian aircraft, all critical power wiring has been typically protected against overheating by using combinations of thermal and magnetic circuit breakers or solid-state power controllers (SSPCs). However, the conventional types of these protective devices do not detect and react to hazardous arcing faults, and it is important that they do so to mitigate the ri... View full abstract»

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  • Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace: Applying Prevention Through Design to Voltage Testing

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):12 - 23
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    Fundamental to an electrical safety program is establishing electrically safe work conditions. De-energizing equipment, following adequate lockout/tagout procedures, and verifying the absence of voltage are key to accomplishing this. As industry strives to make the practice of de-energizing equipment before performing electrical work standard practice, verifying the absence of voltage has become o... View full abstract»

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  • Arc-Flash Mitigation: A Systematic Approach for Company Standard Power System Schemes

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):24 - 32
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    Arc-flash hazard assessment studies involving a very large oil and gas company's equipment rated 38 kV and below revealed locations with excessive arcflash incident energy. After conducting many additional studies of power distribution systems for various plants (e.g., refineries, gas plants, gas-oil separation plants, and natural gas liquid plants), we realized that dangerous locations (greater t... View full abstract»

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  • Improving Electrical Safety : Risk Perception and Decision Making in Hazard Analysis

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):33 - 41
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    Electricity is unique among energy sources in that its use is virtually ubiquitous in everyday life, yet it also has the potential to be instantly fatal when contacted. Due to its familiarity and commonplace use, people are often complacent about electrical hazards and underestimate the risks associated with exposure to electricity. Many veterans in the electrical industry came of age in an era wh... View full abstract»

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  • The Human Contribution to Workplace Incidents: Addressing the Human Element in Electrical Safety

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):42 - 47
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    Studies by high-risk industries indicate that human error-the human element is often a contributing cause of incidents. In these industries, identifying and addressing the human element of safety is referred to as human performance. In this article, human-performance theory will be discussed, human-performance modes will be identified, and human-performance tools will be applied with the objective... View full abstract»

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  • Insulated Bus Bars in Low-Voltage Systems: Reducing Arc Duration and Energy Emissions

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):48 - 53
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    Power distribution equipment is the backbone of any industrial process infrastructure. Safety and reliability are the two most important criteria in the proper functioning of the power distribution system. Low-voltage switchgear (LVS) is an important part of power distribution. Minimizing arc faults in the switchgear is a matter of utmost concern to maintain a safe environment. Arc-resistant LVS i... View full abstract»

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  • Lighting Matters in Industrial Environments: A Framework Linking Workplace Safety to Lighting Quality Metrics

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):54 - 63
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    Lighting affects human performance and, therefore, safety in industrial environments. Recent developments in light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technology offer an opportunity for a scientific evaluation of the quality of light in industrial spaces. For this article, the possibility of reducing the risk of key causes of occupational hazards through the effective application of lighting was evalua... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated Safety Management: Creating an All-Inclusive Electrical Safety Program

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):64 - 70
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    Electrical safety is imperative for keeping workers safe, and a safety management system is a means to implement it. The safety management system known as Integrated Safety Management (ISM) is a formal and proven system for the safe execution of work activities. The ISM system can be incorporated into a work-control process and structure an electrical safety program through its guiding principles ... View full abstract»

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  • Safety and Standards -- Closely Interlinked [Standards News]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):71 - 72
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  • What's Going on at CMD? [Chapter News]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):73 - 74
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  • Two Successful 2016 IAS Conferences [Conference News]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):75 - 76
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  • [Conference Calendar]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 78
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  • My Best Decision [Memoirs]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 80
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IEEE Industry Applications Magazine publishes articles concerning technical subjects and professional activities that are within the Scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) and are of interest to society members

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