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Arc flash victim survives 80% burns & 17 surgeries

A 29-year-old technician at a windmill survived 80% burns caused by a massive electric shock at his workplace in India, in a recovery that took six weeks and 17 surgeries, according to theBangalore Mirror.


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Survey: 67% of safety pros conduct arc flash assessments

A survey conducted by Littelfuse, Inc. reveals that arc flash safety is a priority among plant professionals and that protection technologies such as arc-flash relays are rapidly growing in popularity.


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National survey: "Companies feel pressure to reduce arc-flash hazards"

A recent survey conducted by Littelfuse Inc. reveals that arc-flash safety is a priority among plant professionals and that protection technologies such as arc-flash relays are rapidly growing in popularity.


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Proposed changes coming for NFPA 70E - Electrical Safety in the Workplace

The 2015 Edition of 70E's Revision Cycle is not complete and is still in the new process of NFPA’s industry consensus standards updates. Here is how the new process works: Step 1 – Public Input Stage. Public Input Closing Date - First Draft Meeting - Ballot of First Draft - First Draft Report.


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Arc rated vs flame resistant: Understand the difference

Similar but different - How to tell the difference Between Arc Rated (AR), Flash Fire Rated (FFR) and Flame Resistant (FR). In 2012, NFPA 70E changed the terminology referencing personal protective equipment (PPE); what was formerly referred to as FR (flame resistant) clothing is to be called Arc Rated or AR, according to the standard change.


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Conducting an arc flash hazard analysis

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The Nine Steps of Arc Flash Hazard Analysis: Section 4 of IEEE 1584-2002, Guide for Arc Flash Hazard Calculations, states that the results of the arc flash hazard analysis are used to "identify the flash-protection boundary and the incident energy at assigned working distances throughout any position or level in the overall electrical system."


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Do your employees know their arc flash facts?

OSHA offers safety training pretest to bring them up to speed

A test available from OSHA to be completed by employees prior to training can be a valuable aid to ensuring that workers understand arc flash hazards – and the elements and procedures that affect the likelihood of an arc flash occurring.


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Assessing your workplace for flame and electric-arc hazards

From OSHA’s final rule for electric power generation, transmission and distribution. OSHA standard Paragraph (l)(8)(i) of § 1910.269 requires the employer to assess the workplace to identify employees exposed to hazards from flames or from electric arcs. This provision ensures that the employer evaluates employee exposure to flames and electric arcs so that employees who face such exposures receive the required protection.


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Are arc flash warning signs required by OSHA?

A letter to OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP) regarding the agency's requirements and the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 70E-2004, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, posed the following question:


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Arc flash hazards tested in various scenarios

A video produced by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) provides a fascinating look at arc flash hazards and how they are tested and assessed.


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By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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