Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
- Arc Flash Overview
Arc Flash Overview
The applicable standards that govern electrical safety in the workplace are OSHA, NEC and NFPA70e.
To stay in compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC) all switchboards, panel boards, industrial control panels, meter socket enclosures and motor control centers not in dwelling units that will requires servicing while energized shall be field marked to warn qualified persons of potential arc flash hazards.
OSHA regulations covers electrical safe work practices that the employer needs to put in place for both qualified and unqualified persons that includes employee training, safe work practices, etc. To assist with compliance with both OSHA and NEC, NFPA70e is the "how to comply" standard for OSHA regulations and "how to comply" with NEC by providing guidance for labeling of panels and putting in place in electrical safety program.
Design Systems, Inc. can help an employer be in compliance by providing the Arc Flash Analysis required to be able to label equipment and in addition can provide assistance with training, PPE selection and electrical safety program utilizing energized work permits.
- Arc Flash Incident
Arc Flash Incident
Security cam footage of an arc flash incident while racking a breaker.
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- Arc Flash Services
Arc Flash Services
- Arc Flash Mitigation Engineered Solutions and Installed Solutions
- Protective Device Coordination (Time Current Curves)
- Electrical Power System Analysis and Electrical Safe Work Practices ESWP Panel Labeling
- Written Electrical Safety Program
- Up-To-Date One Line Drawings
- Mitigation Reports
- Short Circuit Studies
- Energized Electrical Work Permits
- Electrical Safety Audits and Maintenance
- CSA Z462 and NFPA 70E Compliant Arc Flash
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements
- Employee Training Program and 'Train the Trainer' Class
- Ongoing Arc Flash Training and Electrical Safety Practices Training
- Arc Flash Hazard Category Reduction; Reduce Cost of Maintenance