Provides AR/FR resources to improve understanding and help keep workers safe
June 12, 2015
Magid, a leading manufacturer and supplier of safety solutions and personal protective equipment (PPE), advances understanding of the new NFPA 70E Standards for electrical safety in the workplace specific to PPE.
Getting a better grasp on the phenomena of arc flashes and a better understanding of how to protect electrical workers against these potential killers in the workplace is the objective of a multi-year, $6.5-million program launched late last year by the IEEE and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
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.
National Safety Apparel (NSA) is here to help you conquer the cold with their Flame Resistant Outerwear line. Select from a variety of options including: Parka, Bomber Jacket, Bib Overall, Vest, Hood, Hat, Liner, and Thermal Base Layers. These garments are designed for cold weather work environments with FR fabric that will not melt, drip, or ignite.
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:
Electrical safety in the workplace is an important topic that is addressed by NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® (2015 edition). This document addresses arc flash and shock hazards, and there is a need for more factual incident data on the actual hazards that may be experienced when equipment faults or adverse electrical events occur.
It's a reasonable question. If you don't know what it is, how can you know if you need it or not? Arc flash testing is the process of determining the arc rating for materials and equipment to be used in electrical hazardous environments. Arc ratings are important in assisting companies and manufacturers in staying compliant with OSHA regulations and in keeping their workforce safe in a potential arc flash situation.
Three key factors can determine the intensity of an arc flash harm on you: The quantity of fault current available in your system; the time until an arc flash fault is cleared; your distance from an arc.