An arc flash is a type of electrical explosion. It’s a serious hazard when working on or near energized electrical equipment. OSHA requires that all employees understand the electrical hazards to which they are exposed.
This course introduces the dangers of arc flash and presents common methods for preventing and protecting against those dangers. It’s based primarily on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E® "Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace," which is the recognized industry resource in the United States for best electrical work practices.
Topics Covered in This Course:
Arc flash dangers
Common causes of arc flash
NFPA Hazard Risk Categories
The Flash Protection Boundary
Reading electrical warning signs and labels
Personal protective equipment
Importance of lockout/tagout
NFPA 70E® "Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace"
Industry best practices
Contributions by Bob Ruggles, electrical expert and safety trainer, of Electrical Diagnostic Surveys