Chair Message

Message from Section 1510 Chair, Summer 2018


Greetings from the ASQ Southeast Florida Section 1510.

Our last membership meeting at Shula’s Hotel was on the topic of “ARC FLASH is not a Superhero!” presented by Martin R. Perrone of Carpenter Electric, Inc.  In his session, Martin defined and described the Arc Flash hazard.  He discussed the NFPA 70E safety codes required by OSHA to be accomplished “within reasonable period of time” before a business/building owner can become Arc Flash Compliant.  The final ruling of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 became law on July 10, 2014.  This presentation demonstrated why Arc Flash is such a priority and how it provides what safety and facility managers need to know, and do, to become NFPA 70E Arc Flash Compliant.  In this presentation we also learned about Arc Flash, the personal injuries it can cause and the physical and material damages that can result from it.

The winner of our door prize, a $25 Shell gas gift card was Mayra Bisnow from Beckman Coulter and our ASQ Section 1510 Vice-Chair.  Congratulations Mayra!

Your ASQ Section 1510 is taking a short but most needed vacation time during July and August.

We will resume our normal activities with a regular membership meeting or plant tour in September.  As always, check with our newsletter The Variant, our website, and LinkedIn for the latest info of what is happening.

Enjoy your summer, protect yourself from excessive sun exposure, keep an eye on any hurricane threat, and if you are traveling be safe.

Eduardo M. Suárez
Chair, ASQ Section 1510