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Complying with OSHA and NFPA 70E’s directives for arc flash safety requires a facility to define safety responsibilities, provide PPE and training to workers and perhaps most importantly, to conduct an arc flash risk assessment with subsequent labeling. EI’s experienced team of electricians, engineers and safety professionals have tremendous experience providing these analyses on time, on budget and prepared with state-of the-art modeling software (SKM® Power Tools).
EI has performed these electrical hazard assessments for virtually every type of facility from manufacturing to healthcare to commercial buildings and is capable of customizing the on-site evaluation, modeling, analysis drawing, fault current and coordination studies you require.
EI performs this work using an industry standard 11-step method:
- Collect system data
- Determine Mode of Operation (Sequence of Operation)
- Determine Bolted Fault Currents
- Determine Arc Fault Currents
- Locate Protective Device Characteristics and duration of Arcs (Coordination)
- Document system voltages and classes of equipment
- Select Working Distances
- Determine Incident Energy for all equipment
- Determine Flash-Protection boundary for all equipment
- Provide a single layer one-line diagram of the portion of the power distribution system considered in the assessment
- Label all equipment included in the assessment
EI’s comprehensive, custom-tailored safety seminars are designed for anyone working on or near electricity. Arc flash training is required for electrical maintenance personnel, operators, troubleshooters, electricians, linemen, engineers, supervisors, site safety personnel or anyone exposed to energized equipment greater than 50 volts.
Our NFPA 70E training courses are taught by subject matter experts with extensive knowledge, certifications and industry experience. These courses are designed to meet OSHA’s requirements and maintain compliance while at the same time safeguarding your company’s workforce.
- An Overview of Arc Flash
- Qualified/Unqualified Employee Requirements
- Job Briefings
- Electrical Hazard Analysis
- Energized Work Permits
- Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition
- Approach Boundaries…and much more!
IN NEED OF TRAINING OR A RISK ASSESSMENT?
Although this is not a hot take, we were reminded during a recent RCRA workshop that National Compliance Initiatives (NCI) established for 2020-2023 will remain on the EPA’s (and State’s) priority lists for 2021. Given a change in the administration, the priority may be heightened.