Is an Arc Flash Risk Assessment Required for My Facility?

Is an Arc Flash Risk Assessment Required for My Facility?

by Kerry FikesElectrical Safety Project Manager Unfortunately, a definitive “Yes” or “No” answer to this question is not easy to come by. When I first started in the electrical safety field, I had the same question. Who is required to have an arc flash risk...
Electrical Hazards and Human Involvement

Electrical Hazards and Human Involvement

With the new 2018 NFPA 70E standard now in full swing, one point of emphasis that we noticed was informative Annex Q.  Annex Q is a brand new process within the NFPA 70E where the focus is on understanding human interaction with energized electrical parts and how to...
Electrical Safety: Testing for Voltage

Electrical Safety: Testing for Voltage

Do your Qualified (Electrical) workers test the equipment they use to verify that a circuit is de-energized? Testing for voltage after equipment lock-out is a key step to providing electrically safe working conditions. However, testing the equipment used to verify the...
A Recent Discussion Regarding the Use of Arc Flash Tables

A Recent Discussion Regarding the Use of Arc Flash Tables

Just the other day I was speaking with another arc flash professional and the question was asked, “Why does the NFPA 70E allow for companies to use the tables, knowing that some companies cannot guarantee they meet the parameters laid out in the tables?” The answer to...