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An Arc Flash Risk Assessment Mitigates Risks and Protects Workers

May 28, 2020

Arc flash risk assessment is one of the most important processes to recognize, measure and mitigate risk to electrical workers. In the event of an electrical incident such as arc flash, electrocution or something else, serious injury and even fatalities can occur. The potential costs for an employer who fails…

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NFPA 70E Arc Flash Training Is Offered Nationwide By ESS

NFPA 70E Arc Flash Training Is Offered Nationwide By ESS

April 23, 2020

NFPA 70E arc flash training will keep you up to date with an introductory course to arc flash and electrical hazards. The course covers the complex standards and regulations per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and NFPA 70E and the latest in OSHA’s enforcement direction of arc flash…

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Arc Flash Can Be Deadly – Electrical Safety Specialists Train Nationwide

March 26, 2020

Arc flash occurs when an electric current passes through air between ungrounded conductors or between ungrounded conductors and grounded conductors. The temperatures can reach 35,000°F. Exposure to these extreme temperatures both burns the skin directly and causes ignition of clothing, which adds to the burn injury.    The majority of…

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Arc Flash Is Regulated By NFPA 70E NEC And OSHA ESS Offers Nationwide Training

Arc Flash Is Regulated By NFPA 70E, NEC, And OSHA – ESS Offers Nationwide Training

February 27, 2020

Arc flash occurs when an electric current passes through air between ungrounded conductors or between ungrounded conductors and grounded components. The temperatures can reach 35,000°F. Exposure to these extreme temperatures can cause severe burns to the skin and ignite clothing. The majority of hospital admissions due to electrical accidents are…

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Arc Flash Analysis Requirements Are Over 24 Years Old

June 13, 2019

Assessing the workplace to determine if hazards are present (which includes the electrical hazards such as arc flash and shock) has been a requirement for nearly 50 years.   The Occupational Safety and Health Act of December 29, 1970, states “An Act: To assure safe and healthful working conditions for…

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ESS Offers In-depth NFPA 70E Arc Flash Training Classes

NFPA 70E Arc Flash Training Saves Lives And Reduces Injuries

April 11, 2019

NFPA 70E Arc flash training is a critical step to ensuring worker safety, it’s not enough to just assess hazards without properly training employees how to work around the hazards. This would include arc flash PPE, shock hazard PPE, as well as common practices such as proper body positioning and…

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Common Causes of an Arc Flash

March 28, 2019

When an electric current passes through air between ungrounded conductors or between ungrounded conductors and grounded components, the temperatures can reach 35,000°F. Exposure to these extreme temperatures both burns the skin directly and causes ignition of clothing, which adds to the burn injury. The majority of hospital admissions due to…

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