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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Electrical Safety in the Workplace

I've found a very interesting arc flash article published by the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. It describes and analyzes, including providing detailed photographs, an arc flash accident at NSLS. This is an excellent paper that can be used for training and giving people a better understanding what what arc flash is and the danger it represents.

The paper is available at:
http://www.nsls.bnl.gov/organization/ESH/highlights/pdf/nfpa_presentation.pdf

The paper provides a brief introduction to arc flash and describes the IEEE arc flash tests. It then describes the accident and the causes of the accident. The final section, which is about half of the paper, is an excellent source of information about preventing arc flash hazards and providing the proper PPE.

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At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the reference to this paper. It's an excellent resource, in particular because it has so many pictures.

 
At 2:41 PM, Anonymous PAT Testing Expert said...

An excellent post. I am gathering information about electrical safety in other countries (I work in electrical PAT testing in the UK) and this is very interesting,

 

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