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The Impact of Incorrect PPE Usage

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a critical line of defense in protecting workers from the dangers of arc flash incidents. These incidents, characterized by intense bursts of energy caused by an electrical fault, can result in severe injury or death. Therefore, using the correct PPE, properly...

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Selecting the Right Arc Flash PPE

Selecting the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for arc flash hazards is a critical decision that affects the safety and well-being of electrical workers. The process involves matching PPE categories to the calculated incident energy levels of electrical tasks, considering the...

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Electrical Safety Lessons Learned

How to reduce electrical-related deaths and injuries to zero BY JENIFER ROBERTSON, Electrical Safety Authority Consider this scenario: An electrician is modifying an electrical circuit in a ceiling space at an educational institute. To perform the task, he de-energizes his specific circuit, but...

The Guide to Arc Flash Clothing

A new method to choosing personal protective equipment BY JIM WHITE, Shermco Industries, Inc. Table 130.7(C)(15)(a) in the 2012 edition of NFPA 70E: “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace”, published by the National Fire Protection Association, has always been difficult for...

Absence of Voltage Testing – An Update on Accepted Approaches

Absence of voltage testing is a vital step in the process of verifying and establishing a de-energized state of any electrical system. As detailed in NFPA 70E clause 4.2.5., there is a specific and approved approach to establishing an electrical safe work condition with the following...

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Short Circuit, Arc Flash Analysis and Labeling Solutions for NFPA 70E, IEEE P1584 and CSA Z462 Compliance

 

Flash Hazard Analysis

The Arc-Flash-Analytic software and universal web app have been developed as easy to use yet comprehensive tools for arc flash analysis required when work is to be performed on or near the energized equipment. The web app can be accessed, operated and shared from anywhere, anytime, on any platform connected to the Internet. Forget about software installation, system compatibility, data loss or virus threat issues. Work alone or share your access...

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