The NFPA 70E Standard “Electrical Safety in the Workplace” recognizes that the quicker a circuit breaker operates (instantaneous trip preferred) the less incident energy (arc flash) an individual maybe exposed who is working on electrical equipment and an arc flash incident occurs.
More than 80 free safety and health training classes and sessions
August 18, 2016
Safety Fest TN is on again! The 5th annual event will be held September 12th - 16th in Oak Ridge and Knoxville and will feature over 80 free safety and health classes, sessions and demonstrations. In addition to the free classes, a Safety Expo and Safety Demonstrations will take place on September 13th and 14th along with the “Secret City” Fire Officer Conference on September 14th and 15th.
Graphic Products has released a video about arc flash boundaries and the importance of electrical safety. This light-hearted video is available online at the Graphic Products YouTube Channel and describes the three arc flash safety boundaries outlined in the NFPA 70E standard, along with what’s required for staying safe.
Graphic outlines safety requirements set by NFPA 70E Standards
January 26, 2016
Know your limits. One step too close to an energized piece of equipment may cause burns that char deep into your flesh and blisters that reach beyond the second layer of your skin. In the event of an arc flash, personal protective equipment (PPE) is your last line of defense. But knowing your boundary limits just might save your skin.
Safety program provides individualized on-site electrical safety training & consultation
November 11, 2015
Energized equipment can be unpredictable. It doesn't have to be deadly. Creating a safe work environment requires building an electrical safety program. Effective programs are built on many moving parts, each requiring constant evaluation. Workers need continued education. Equipment requires testing. Systems must be measured against regulatory requirements.
The results of an electrical industry study over 10 years with 120,000 workers showed that there are about 125 electrical injuries per year with 77 percent of them arc flash injuries, 21 percent permanent disabilities and 2.4 percent fatalities.
Mount Vernon FR has released three new videos focusing on a range of topics of interest for users, makers and purchasers of FRC. Topics include: Electric arc flash hazards and protection Flash fire hazards and protection Vertically integrated manufacturing/Mount Vernon FR background