Arc Flash Studies

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) mandates that employers provide a safe workplace for their employees. As part of that responsibility, employers must assess their facilities for electrical hazards and the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Details on how to comply with this requirement are left up to the employer, however the employer is expected to use the best means available. This is accomplished with adherence to the industry consensus standard NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Article 130.3 of NFPA 70E defines the need to perform an arc flash hazard analysis in order to protect personnel from the possibility of being injured by an arc flash.

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