Excellent Free Resources for Electrical Safety from EFCOG

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If you are looking for free resources for electrical safety, you may want to learn more about EFCOG.

You might ask, “What IS EFCOG?”

EFCOG is the Energy Facility Contractors Group of the DOE (Department of Energy). I have participated in the electrical safety workshop which began in 2007.

From the EFCOG website:

Energy Facility Contractors Group’s Knowledge Portal

EFCOG promotes excellence in all aspects of the operation, management, and integration of DOE facilities in a safe, environmentally sound, efficient and cost-effective manner through the ongoing exchange of information on lessons learned.
The purpose of this Knowledge Portal is to provide a vehicle to allow members to keep abreast of the latest news, issues, and events across the DOE complex; for the sharing of innovative ideas and practices; and to collaborate virtually on the development and implementation of new processes and practices.

This is mostly a DOE (Department of Energy) group, but several others joined in. The resources are valuable to build a solid NFPA 70E-based electrical safety program.

The main page for EFCOG with applications to those who want to join is here.

The Archives of EFCOG info is here.


Hugh Hoagland

does research and testing of PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Hugh is a Sr. Consultant at ArcWear and Sr. Partner at e-Hazard. Read more about Hugh.

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