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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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