Arc Flash Florida
Arc Flash Florida (Engineered Electric Services, LLC) is your trusted source for Arc Flash Hazard Analysis throughout Florida.
What is Arc Flash? An arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to ground.
Who does it typically impact? Employees working with electrical equipment, electrical arc flash hazard and shock are the most dangerous potential risks in the workplace. These incidents can cause severe injury and even death.
How can we prevent accidents? OSHA cites the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 70E standard as a method of action to help prevent these costly hazards.
An Electrical Hazard Analysis which is referenced in the NFPA 70E 2018 can be performed by Engineered Electric Services, LLC (Arc Flash Florida) to help ensure that your workplace meets the OSHA requirements and is as safe as possible for your employees.
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Arc Flash Florida Will Likely Need to Collect the Following Data:
- One Line Diagram
- The available fault current from your utility
- Circuit breaker nameplate data and protective settings
- Cable type, sizes, count and lengths
- Conduit type
- Equipment Types and their Configuration
This analysis provides an overall report on your electrical system and the potential incident energy that might be released at each exposed energized point in the electrical distribution system. This will ensure that you can properly outfit your employees with the right personal protective equipment (PPE).
NFPA 70E – 2018 Regulations:
- Training Requirements
- Employer and Contractor responsibility
- Electrical Safety Program
- Energized Electrical Work Permit
- Job briefing
- Establishing an Electrically Safe Working condition – Lock Out / Tag Out
The general industry electrical installation standards found in Subpart S of 29 CFR Part 1910 to include, among other requirements, a more specific reference to the NFPA 70E 2018 requirements.
“The employer shall provide the safety related work practices and shall train the employee who shall then implement them.”
OSHA 1910.269(I)(6) Flame resistant (FR) clothing and PPE shall be used by the employee based upon the incident energy exposure associated with the specific task.
“Switchboards, panelboards,…, likely to require examination, adjustment, servicing or maintenance while energized shall be field marked to warn qualified persons of potential electric arc flash hazards.”
Arc Flash Florida
(Engineered Electric Services, LLC) has been providing NFPA 70E Electrical Hazard Analysis for businesses throughout Central Florida, regularly in Tampa, Orlando, Brandon and Lakeland, in Polk, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Orange Counties.
Our Shock Hazard Analysis and Arc Flash Hazard Analysis are designed to give you the tools and information necessary to protect your personnel.
To learn more about the NFPA 70E – 2018 regulation and how an arc flash hazard analysis from Arc Flash Florida /Engineered Electric Services, LLC can help your business meet these requirements and create the safest environment for your employees, contact us today!