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https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b661851;view=1up;seq=3 
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> On 21-Sep-16, at 13:52, Richard Nute <ri...@ieee.org> wrote:
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> 
> Underwriters Laboratories did basic research in the field of safety and 
> published the results of that research in a series of “Bulletins of 
> Research.” At least 58 bulletins were published relating to fire, explosion, 
> and electric shock.
> One of those Bulletins, “Electric Shock as it Pertains to the Electric 
> Fence,” is a classic document in the field of product safety. The research 
> was performed from 1936 to 1939 by Baron Whitaker, an Assistant Electrical 
> Engineer at UL. Whitaker ultimately ascended to the presidency of UL.
> Whitaker’s research still stands today. While similar research has been done 
> in support of modern IEC publications, such research is usually published 
> only in IEC committee papers and is usually highly focused towards the 
> specific standard or report the IEC is attempting to write.
> This UL Bulletin of Research on the electric fence contains much information 
> that applies to much more than just the electric fence. This is why it is a 
> classic work.
> Whitaker wanted to determine the maximum value of current, for both ac and 
> dc, the frequency, and the duration that “can be considered as not being 
> hazardous to human life.”
> Whitaker undertook to determine values for:
> 1.      Body electrical resistance
> 2.      Safe open-circuit voltage.
> 3.      Effects of dc, interrupted dc, ac, and frequency of ac.
> 4.      The maximum current and duration which will not cause bodily injury.
> 5.      The minimum off time.
> https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/media/publications/taser_ul_electric_shock_analysis_1955.pdf
>  
> <https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/media/publications/taser_ul_electric_shock_analysis_1955.pdf>
> 
> Rich
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