Arc Flash Risk Assessment Protection Services
What is an Arc Flash?
An arc flash is the result of a rapid release of energy due to an arcing fault between a phase bus bar and another phase bus bar, neutral or a ground. An arc flash can generate over 5,000 oF in under a second.
Arc Flash Risk Assessment
OSHA considers Arc Flash assessments that follow NFPA 70E to be in compliance with OSHA requirements and the accepted practice to protect workers from electrical safety hazards.
Arc Flash Risk Assessment Protection
The NEC (110.16), IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E require the proper labeling of electrical equipment that is likely to be worked on while energized. Labels are meant to warn qualified persons of the potential arc flash hazards and to aid in the selection of flame resistant clothing and other personal protective equipment (PPE). All personnel operating or working on electrical equipment must be equipped with the appropriate PPE.
ARC FLASH RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS INCLUDES:
- Evaluation and Data Collection of Facility Electrical Power System
- Engineering Analysis
- Report of Findings
- Field Labelling
- Safety Training
- Power System Maintenance
As an employer, it is your responsibility to:
- Assess hazards in the workplace
- Have and use the correct PPE (personal protection equipment) for your workers
- Document the assessment
OSHA considers NFPA 70E a consensus industry standard for assessing Arc Flash standards.
Do you need to implement an Arc Flash Hazard Program immediately? Contact Reuter Hanney today to perform an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis to protect your workers from electrical safety hazards.