Arc flash PPE

Critical Electrical Safety Targets Make sure these get done!   De-energize. Unless the employer can justify live work, it is not permitted. Live testing and troubleshooting are allowed, but altering the circuit live is difficult to justify. Workers must be qualified for each electrical task they perform, and the electrical hazard they are exposed to. Workers…

The Main Circuit Breaker For This Control Panel Doesn’t De-energize The Panel Introduction This control panel is like thousands of control panels out in facilities today, and maybe even many in your facility. It controls a machine on the factory floor. It has four motor starters, individual circuit breakers for those motor circuits, ice cube…

This new one-hour online 70E for managers class covers those things that a manager needs to know to effectively manage an electrical safety program. If your direct reports include electrically qualified workers this class can help you comply and create a safer working environment. We’ll cover the topics that managers and safety professionals have to be diligent about when…

70E Topics Snapshot Introduction This is meant to serve as a snapshot of important 70E topics. Before work begins on equipment that would expose workers to electrical hazards, it must be de-energized, unless you can justify working live. OSHA and 70E are clear on this. The three ways to justify working live are if de-energizing…

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[1] 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…