Arc Flash & Electrical Safety News
Blog Author Steve Hudgik
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Should You Outsource Electrical Hazard Assessments?A new article on PlantService.com by Larry Altmayer of Littelfuse discusses the resources and expertise needed to conduct electrical hazard assessments.
The introduction states:
"OSHA regulations and NFPA standards (OSHA 1910 and NFPA 70E) require employers to identify and evaluate electrical hazards in the workplace, and to establish safe work practices and PPE for workers. This includes not only possible shock hazards, but also an assessment of electrical Arc-Flash hazards, as described in the 2004 edition of NFPA 70E. An Arc-Flash assessment is critical, as such events generate intense heat and arc blast pressures that can cause severe burns, concussions, falls, and associated injuries. These events are a leading cause of death among electrical workers."
The article covers the following topics:
- Resources and Expertise Needed
- The Cost of Getting it Wrong
- Technical Qualifications
- Employee Training
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