For employees working with electrical equipment, electrical arc flash hazard and shock are some of the most dangerous risks in the workplace. An Arc Flash Accident can cause severe injury and even death. However, OSHA cites the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 70E standard as a method of action to help prevent these costly and life altering hazards.
An Electrical Hazard Analysis in the NFPA 70E 2018 edition from Engineered Electric Services, LLC can help ensure that your workplace meets the requirements and is as safe as possible for your employees.
NFPA 70E ARC FLASH HAZARD ANALYSIS:
- Shock Hazard Analysis
- Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment
More often than not, you will need the following data collected to properly perform the Arc Flash Hazard Analysis:
- 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 arc flash hazard analysis provides an overall report on your electrical system and the potential incident energy that might be released at each exposed 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 REQUIREMENTS
- Training Requirements for Qualified Employees
- Employer and Contractor responsibility
- Electrical Safety Program
- Energized Electrical Work Permit
- Job briefing
- Establishing an Electrically Safe Working condition – Lock Out Tag Out Training
Once you have implemented the NFPA 70E 2018 requirements, you are required to train your employees on the regulation and the proper use of personal protective equipment, PPE.
Engineered Electric Services performs Arc Flash Hazard Analysis throughout all of Florida, including Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Miami, and many more.
To learn more about the NFPA 70E 2018 regulation and how an arc flash hazard analysis from Engineered Electric Services can help your business meet these requirements and create the safest environment for your employees, contact us today.
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