Arc flash is a recognized hazard by OSHA.
Failing to take proper steps to avoid injury from arc flash hazards is a regulatory violation.
Arc Flash Analysis
Mitigate Risk with Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
Our engineering professionals conduct an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis to determine the amount of energy generated in an arc flash incident and provide information to keep your employees safe at work.
Every 30 minutes an electrically induced injury occurs in the workplace with severe results, such as skin burns, respiratory issues, hearing loss, and eye damage. These injuries occur in fractions of a second due to a sudden arc flash. An arc flash, or arc blast, is an electrical explosion that results from a low-impedance connection to ground or another voltage phase in an electrical system.
This electric arc is supplied with sufficient electrical energy to cause substantial damage, fire, or injury. The subsequent result is unscheduled downtime, expensive repairs and replacement, regulatory fines, and worst of all, personnel injury or death.
Arc Flashes Pose Huge Dangers from Minor Oversights
Mishandling of tools
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Hazard Analyst Today!
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) assures that employers provide a safe and healthful workplace by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act states that employers "shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.” Arc flash is considered one of these recognized hazards, and failing to take proper steps to avoid arc flash is a regulatory violation.
As a result of the injuries and deaths related to arc flash, changes and additions have also been incorporated into the National Fire Protection Association’s National Electrical Code, the most recent version being NFPA 70E-2012, to help protect people and property from this electrical hazard.
How We Help
SEAM Group’s engineering professionals conduct an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis to determine the amount of energy that could be generated in an arc flash incident. The information will be used to define a flash protection boundary around the potential source and determine the level of arc-rated apparel and other personal protective equipment required to keep employees safe.
Improve employee safety
Provision of safety information to subcontractors
Improved documentation supporting adjudication of worker’s compensation claims
Complete documentation and labeling of all electrical panels
To learn more about Arc Flash Hazards or our Arc Flash Hazard Analysis process, contact us today.
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