When selecting arc flash PPE using the category method; the fault current and clearing time parameters are key to doing it correctly. It’s time we got serious about these parameters
Mark your calendar, there are things we are required to do on schedule. Training, audits, visual inspections, testing, etc. are required by NFPA 70E to be accomplished on a strict schedule. We have gathered those here to help remind you when these things need to be done.
Electrical safety in an R&D facility or laboratory can be challenging. The rules for R&D labs have been broadened in the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E.
You know your crew needs to wear FR clothing that meets a certain arc rating. But do you understand what that protection level means or how FR fabric gets its arc rating?
Liability In Arc Flash Incidents A great article from our friends at Westex. Last year, a Los Angeles County jury found Qualcomm liable for $7.1 million in damages as a result of a burn incident. Qualcomm, a telecommunications equipment company, was found negligent in an electrical fire incident, where a third-party contractor suffered third-degree burns…
VIDEO: Appropriate shock and arc rated PPE must be worn while verifying an absence of voltage when verifying an electrically safe work condition.
VIDEO: Your facility needs to create an energized electrical work permit as required by NFPA 70E. Include it in your electrical safety program, and you electrical safety training.
VIDEO: Arc flash incident energy analysis has hidden benefits you will receive that can help your facility for years.
VIDEO: Electrical Safety Hazard Caused By Unused Openings In Electrical Equipment. Workers are exposed to live conductors when opening aren’t sealed.
VIDEO: Only Qualified Persons May Work On Live Electrical Equipment. Qualified people are trained on the safe electrical work practices required to work on live electrical equipment.