An Electrical worker wearing arc-flash protection. The tool in his hand is used to draw out a large circuit breaker.
For employees working with electrical equipment, electrical arc flash hazard and arc flash shock are the most dangerous risks in the workplace. Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment prevents these incidents which can cause severe injury or death.
However, OSHA cites the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 70E standard as a method of action to help prevent these costly hazards. An Electrical Hazard Analysis in the NFPA 70E 2018 edition from Arc Flash America can help ensure that your workplace meets the requirements and is as safe as possible for your employees.
Arc Flash Hazard Analysis looks at how much risk a qualified worker is exposed to in order to ensure their safety. We use this to limit the damage of arc flash events on personnel and equipment. It also defines the associated risk areas (limited approach and restricted by qualified workers) and determines the relevant level of Arc Flash Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as shown in the photo above.