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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Dangers of Arc Flash to Unqualified Personnel

An article in Utility Products magazine this month discusses why allowing unqualified plant personnel to be near exposed energized electrical conductor is dangerous.Proper training can lead to making the right decisions can reduce this risk.  The article concludes with the following summary:

"Just as seat belts and airbags provide protection that might never be needed, putting an arc flash safety training program in place prepares employees and helps build a culture that may never be tested by an arc flash event. Fortunately, injuries of qualified personnel are declining. To ensure this decline continues, however, a fuller awareness of arc flash safety must be extended through training of unqualified personnel. Employees who know their supervisors have their safety at the top of their agendas will respond with higher productivity and a higher commitment to their organization."

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