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Arc Flash Label Requirements

Arc Flash Label Requirements

Arc flash hazard labels must be placed on any piece of electrical equipment where workers might need to perform work while the equipment is still energized.

What is an Electrical Arc?

What is an Electrical Arc?

Electrical arcs can be a serious hazard when not intended. When an electric arc is created in an uncontrolled environment, such as an arc flash, serious injury or death can occur. Learn more...

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E was created to help prevent injuries to workers in energized environments. If you’re working with live energy, you need to know this safety standard to stay OSHA compliant.

What is a Thermal Printer?

What is a Thermal Printer?

Thermal printers are essential to printing in an industrial setting. Learn about the two types of thermal printing to determine which one suits your facility’s needs.

Arc Flash Labeling

Arc Flash Labeling

Arc Flashes are one of the most dangerous accidents that can happen in a facility. Learn how to keep your facility safe and incident-free through proper labeling.

Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

Learn how arc flash works and how it relates to your larger electrical safety program.

Arc Flash PPE

Arc Flash PPE

Make sure everyone knows what protective equipment they need to work near this serious hazard.

10 Essential Steps for Electrical Safety

10 Essential Steps for Electrical Safety

Follow these 10 steps to protect people and property from electrical hazards.

Arc Flash Software

Arc Flash Software

A review of common software programs that will help you reduce arc flash hazards.

Arc Flash Facts

Arc Flash Facts

Arc flash can cause serious damage to people and property. Learn how arc flash works and how you can prevent it.


Arc Flash Questions and Answers

What is the difference between an arc flash and an arc blast?

Electrical injuries can be some of the most severe in the workplace. Of those electrical injuries, over 75% of them are caused by arc flashes. An arc flash can cause… 

Who is at risk of an arc flash?

Arc flashes are widely understood to be one of the most dangerous events that can happen in the workplace. Safety managers and employees who work around electrical systems both know… 

Is arc flash analysis required by OSHA?

Complying with all OSHA requirements is essential for the success of any manufacturing, warehousing, or other company. Not only will this help to avoid any fines or penalties, but it… 

What organizations enforce arc flash standards?

Arc flashes are one of the most dangerous events that can occur in the workplace. This is why all employers need to take arc flash training and safety very seriously.… 

Who needs arc flash training?

When working toward a safer workplace, arc flash safety training is an important addition to any environment. When deciding who needs arc flash training in your facility, there are a… 

What is arc flash labeling?

The best way to help keep people from getting injured or killed due to an arc flash is to keep them informed of the dangers. When people are aware of… 

How can I mark off arc flash boundaries?

When working on minimizing the risk of an arc flash in your facility, one of the first things you should do is take arc flash measurements. These measurements will identify… 

How do I determine arc flash boundaries?

An arc flash boundary is the distance from the equipment in question to the point where the energy that would be present in an arc flash is 1.2 cal/cm2. This… 

What is an arc flash boundary?

Arc flashes are dangerous events that can impact an entire facility. They are most dangerous, however, for those who are in the immediate vicinity of where the fault occurs. Anyone… 

Are arc flash labels required?

One of the best ways to keep people safe from the threat of an arc flash is to ensure they aren’t in the area should one occur. Or, if they… 

What is an arc flash rating?

When working in areas where an arc flash is possible, it is important to know what the risk is, and how to best protect those in the area. To help… 

At what voltage can an arc flash occur?

How much voltage is required for an arc flash to occur is a very common question, but the answer isn’t always as simple as one would like. In general, arc… 

Where do arc flashes occur?

An arc flash is a very dangerous event that can cause explosions, fires, and electrocution. These potentially deadly events need to be prepared for so that they can be prevented… 

How do I prevent an arc flash from happening?

Whenever working with high voltage systems, it is important to do everything possible to avoid an arc flash. Given the fact that arc flashes are among the most deadly types… 

How do I complete an arc flash hazard analysis?

Arc flashes are among the most dangerous hazards in the workplace. They can occur in far less than a second, are unpredictable, and can be deadly. For this reason, all… 

What are different ratings of arc flash PPE?

When buying arc flash personal protective equipment, you will find that each item is rated differently. The ratings are based on how much protection they are able to provide. Tests… 

What types of PPE are there for arc flash protection?

Arc flashes are very dangerous and all facilities should take active steps to prevent them from occurring. No matter how careful a company is, however, it is impossible to eliminate… 

How does an arc flash occur?

An arc flash will occur when there is a path of lower resistance exists between the electrical system and some other point than exists within the electrical system. Normally, electrical… 

What is an arc flash?

There are many different hazards present in the workplace, but for many facilities, an arc flash has the potential to be the most dangerous. An arc flash is the arc… 

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Arc Flash PPE Categories

Arc Flash PPE Categories

Arc Flash PPE Categories The Arc Flash Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Category is determined by consulting the PPE tables in article… 

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash An Arc Flash is an energy discharge that forms when a fault occurs in an… 

Arc Flash Podcasts

Safety apps picked by safety expert Paul Colangelo. He debuted the 10 best at ASSE’s Safety 2015. Hear Paul offer… 

OSHA inspections are a breeze if you’re ready. An OSHA Consultation Manager tells how OSHA can help your company be… 

NFPA 70E electrical standards see a major shift in the 2015 edition. Hear Bill Burke of the NFPA explain the… 

Electrical safety at work kicks up a notch with strong advice from OSHA trainer Jon Koppari. Hear Jon’s tips for… 

OSHA inspections can create panic in every safety manager. Relax. An OSHA Enforcement Manager responds to 18 questions on inspections,… 

  Flame resistant clothing now means comfort. Hear about the new polyester FR fabric, a comfort and safety breakthrough from Bulwark… 

Arc blast dangers can be minimized with a Hierarchy Of Controls. Hear the difference between arc flash and arc blast,… 

Arc flash can melt synthetic underwear right to your skin. Wear arc-rated base layers, socks and briefs beneath an arc-rated… 

Wind energy safety is a careful blend of fall protection, electrical hazard awareness and much more. Hear the best practices… 

Safety apps can help prevent worker injuries. Paul Colangelo, a safety expert, describes his 10 favorites. Most are free, some… 

Eye protection should ramp up in summer, when outdoor workers are exposed to more hazards. Hear how cheap sunglasses may… 

The NFPA 70E changes for 2015 are substantial. Business owners and safety managers—not just electricians—need to be aware. Hear from the… 

FR wear finally has an improvement. Now you can buy lightweight, comfortable, breathable garments made from a new polyester. Flame-resistant clothing has a… 

Available fault current is the maximum current in a short circuit. Electrical service panels must be labeled with the current,… 

It’s easy to forget how dangerous tools can be. They’re around every worksite, in constant use. But tool safety is… 

A fireproof workplace and personal protective equipment are critical for safe welding. Welding is a hot work process due a… 

An OSHA inspection can happen without notice, but with preparation, facilities can be ready for scrutiny. Prepare the employees so they… 

Industrial labels are cheaper to make in-house. And quicker. For a manufacturing, in a warehouse, or almost any work site,… 

Dan has compiled the 10 most common signage and labeling questions asked about keeping workers safe and avoiding fines. These… 

Safety labels from an industrial label maker can help you pass an OSHA inspection, and keep employees safe. An inspection from… 

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