ARC FLASH & SHOCK HAZARD RISK ASSESSMENTS
OSHA and NFPA 70E require all facilities to comply with their directives for protecting employees from arc flash and shock hazards.
These directives include the following requirements:
The EI Group would be honored to help you comply with OSHA and NFPA 70E. We have an experienced team of specialists that are passionate about electrical safety. Our team consists of members that have many years of experience in electrical contracting, facilities and electrical engineering. We have Professional Engineers that oversee all our assessments. We take pride in the fact that we are able to provide our customers with an on-time, budget friendly arc flash and shock hazard assessment.
Our team has conducted arc flash and shock hazard assessments for virtually every type of facility. Our resume includes manufacturing facilities, healthcare facilities, educational (K-12 and higher learning), industrial and commercial facilities. Each facility is unique and we have the ability to customize the process in an effort to provide you with the most accurate results.
Our process for conducting the arc flash and shock hazard assessments includes:
|Data Collection: Our specialist(s) will visit your site and collect all the information required to complete the assessments. It is important to gather certain information about your electrical system from your electrical utility provider. This typically requires correspondence with the engineering team at your utility provider. We help our customers navigate through this process of gathering utility data.|
|The Assessments: The field data collected is handed over to our team of engineers and with the help of state-of-the-art modeling software we are able to determine your arc flash and shock hazards at each piece of equipment studied.|
|Labels: After the assessment has been completed, we print and apply OSHA and NFPA 70E compliant labels that clearly indicate the arc flash and shock hazards for each piece of equipment. Our labels are durable and able to withstand most environments.|
|Report: Once the assessment is completed and labels are installed, we will deliver a comprehensive report with one-line drawings. The report starts with an executive summary of our findings. Following the executive summary are detailed sections breaking down and explaining all facets involved in performing the arc flash and shock hazard assessments. Also included is a short circuit evaluation report. The short circuit evaluation report will indicate any protective devices that are currently under-rated or “over-duty.”|
IN NEED OF AN ARC FLASH & SHOCK HAZARD RISK ASSESSMENT?
Ladder safety is critical in the workplace to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of employees. Each year in the U.S. there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths that are caused by falls from ladders. An estimated 81% of fall injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms involve a ladder. In most situations, ladders were used improperly. The most frequent ladder injuries include broken bones and head injuries. This is why it is crucial for employers to comply with ladder safety requirements set by regulatory bodies like OSHA and ANSI.