Arc Flash / NFPA 70E

We perform Arc Flash Risk Assessments to assist our clients in achieving compliance with OSHA regulations for electrical hazards. Although OSHA does not have a regulation for completing an Arc Flash Assessment, OSHA does regulate electrical safety requirements that are necessary for practical safeguarding of employees in the workplace.  The employer must develop Safety-Related Electrical Work Practices after assessing the electrical hazards qualified personnel are faced with in the performance of their duties. The Qualified Person must receive training in Electrical Safe Work Practices for their facilities every 3 years.

arc-flash_large-370x250What is Arc Flash?

Arc flashes occur when a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to ground. The results are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to the arc flash, serious injury and even death can occur.

Field observations and practical skills testing is mandated annually so that the employer can electrically qualify personnel to work at their facility. The employer must label and provide signage to alert electrically qualified personnel to the level of hazards that are present and provide the proper personal protective equipment for those hazards. OSHA lists over 40 publications to help employers understand electrical hazards, what equipment to install, how the installation is to be done, how the electrical system is to be maintained and what type of personal protection must be supplied for use by electrically qualified personnel when exposed to energized electrical components.

Topics Covered

  • Electrical Hazards
  • Proper Electrical Work Practices
  • Electrical Safety Training and Procedures
  • Safe Installation of Electrical Equipment

You will be introduced to the rules as required by OSHA Electrical Safety Related Work Practices Standard 1910.331-1910.335 as well as NFPA 70E. Designed to keep safe and up-to-date, this seminar provides lifesaving information. It is perfect for those who need refresher training, or to those who have had little exposure to proper work practices.

Duration: 4 to 16 hours, depending on the client’s need.