If you aren’t properly prepared for an unexpected arc flash, you will be putting your employees and the entire facility at serious risk of electrocution, injury related to flying objects, fire, and more. Proper training, visual communication, and the correct protective equipment are absolutely necessary, otherwise those catastrophes have a higher chance of becoming fatal to employees.
Companies that regularly work with electrical equipment must be well versed in the dangers of arc flashes. We are here to help you with understanding the basics! Some of the topics that we will cover include:
- How arc flashes occur: Arc flashes have the potential to occur in environments that are not clean, improper use of tools, and more. The employee must recognize these risks and look to prevent them while on the job.
- Visual communication: Arc flash labels are required by OSHA and assist employees in being aware of their surroundings. We will go over what information must be on the label as well as where they are to be placed in facilities.
- PPE requirements: Learn about the different classes of PPE that may be needed depending on the level of danger that is present.
Arc flashes are not to be underestimated. Make sure you are protected by first learning everything you can about arc flash risks with our free resources.
Arc Flash Questions and Answers
- Are arc flash labels required?
- At what voltage can an arc flash occur?
- How are arc flash boundaries determined?
- How can I mark off arc flash boundaries?
- How do I complete an arc flash hazard analysis?
- How do I prevent an arc flash from happening?
- How does an arc flash occur?
- Is arc flash analysis required by OSHA?
- What are different ratings of arc flash PPE?
- What causes electrical arcing?
- What is an arc flash boundary?
- What is an arc flash rating?
- What is an arc flash?
- What is arc flash labeling?
- What is the difference between an arc flash and an arc blast?
- What organizations enforce arc flash standards?
- What types of PPE are there for arc flash protection?
- What's an electrical arc?
- Where do arc flashes occur?
- Who is at risk of an arc flash?
- Who needs arc flash training?