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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 19–22, 2017
Paper Number: ASSE-17-594
... late. It is very difficult for people to give the proper respect for arguably the most powerful hazard in a facility when it is virtually invisible. In recent years, arc flash has been given a lot of attention. Explosions and burn injuries are easy to visualize compared to the invisible hazards...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 7–10, 2015
Paper Number: ASSE-15-736
... of protecting workers from electric arc flashes. Several agencies and organizations are involved in the effort to reduce injuries and death, including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). First published in 1979, at the request of the Occupational Safety &; Health Administration (OSHA), the NFPA...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 7–10, 2015
Paper Number: ASSE-15-776
.... In recent years Arc Flash has been given a lot of attention. Explosions and burn injuries are easy to visualize compared to the invisible hazards such as shock and electrocution. With the unacceptable death and injury rates caused by electrical hazards, OSHA compliance officers and safety professionals...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 7–10, 2015
Paper Number: ASSE-15-647
... Introduction This is a discussion about Arc Flash and NFPA 70E for decision makers. It is designed to clear up some of the confusion about what Arc Flash is, what NFPA 70E is, and why complying with NFPA 70E is important. Firstly, what is an Arc Flash? An Arc Flash is an explosive release...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-695
... be done before any work is started within a shock or arc flash boundary. The design of a safe electrical work environment begins with procedures to effectively eliminate lockout/tagout (LO/TO) or engineer out all possible electrical hazards. If that is not feasible, then protecting employees...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-666
... Introduction This is a discussion about Arc Flash and NFPA 70E for decision makers. It is designed to clear up some of the confusion about what Arc Flash is, what NFPA 70E is, and why complying with NFPA 70E is important. Firstly, what is an Arc Flash? An Arc Flash is an explosive release...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-678
... potential host employer hazard contractor voltage personal protective equipment us government electricity injury arc overhead power line contract employer hsse standard requirement health & medicine osha 1910 protective equipment Session No. 678 Electrical Safety for Contractors...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 24–27, 2013
Paper Number: ASSE-13-789
... Introduction This is a discussion about Arc Flash and NFPA 70E for decision makers. It is designed to clear up some of the confusion about what Arc Flash is, what NFPA 70E is, and why complying with NFPA 70E is important. Firstly, what is an Arc Flash? An Arc Flash is an explosive release...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 24–27, 2013
Paper Number: ASSE-13-520
... injury-free work place survivor substation operator training group rodney walker safety journey arc safety strong safety culture Session No. 520 The Safety Journey of an Arc Flash Survivor Rodney Walker Sr., BS Walk Safely Training Group, LLC Wayne, PA Introduction The Walk Safely Training...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 3–6, 2012
Paper Number: ASSE-12-543
..., with more than half of them occurring at less than 600 volts. There are also more than 2000 people admitted to burn centers each year from arc flash-related burns. Additionally, over 800 people die annually due to fires caused by electrical faults, mainly due to faulty design, installation, or maintenance...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 3–6, 2012
Paper Number: ASSE-12-768
... article 205 information work practice article 110 arc employer article 130 requirement job briefing hazard implication electrical work permit workplace electrical hazard boundary Session No. 768 NFPA 70E: Changes and Implications for 2012 Robert (Bob) Clukey, AS, BS Instructor, American...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 3–6, 2012
Paper Number: ASSE-12-792
...) is a global consensus that has provided guidance on worker safety from shock and arc flash hazards since 1976. In late 2011 NFPA released the 2012 Edition of NFPA 70E. The 2012 standard includes revisions to hazard risk category tables, new PPE requirements, frequency requirements for electrical safety...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2011
Paper Number: ASSE-11-718
... Introduction Performing Arc Flash Hazard Analysis (AFHA) on wind farms presents unusual challenges to electrical engineers performing the studies and to the wind farm personnel who must implement the AFHA results. The software used to do the Incident Energy (IE) calculations must be adapted...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2011
Paper Number: ASSE-11-7190
... Hazards – all employers and employees must have at least a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the electrical hazards of shock, arc flash, and arc blast, along with the physiological effects of each hazard. Electrical Safety Program – once the hazards have been identified an electrical safety...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: ASSE-10-764
... decisions using established industry standards and regulations; understanding electrical hazards; understanding the shock and arc flash hazard analysis; and the electrical safety and risk assessment (audit) process. Managing risk means that the electrical hazards must first be identified, through...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-621
... Introduction This is a discussion about Arc Flash and NFPA 70E for decision makers. It is designed to clear up some of the confusion about what Arc Flash is, what NFPA 70E is, and why complying with NFPA 70E is important. Firstly, what is an Arc Flash? An Arc Flash is an explosive release...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-566
... Abstract Increasing awareness that the electric arc flash hazard is uniquely different from the long recognized electric shock hazard is largely attributed to the evolution and publicity associated with NFPA70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace . NFPA70E addresses...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-789
... resistant will be: the name of the clothing manufacturer or RN number; international safety equipment association hazard US government performance specification arc rating national fire protection association contingency planning apparel arc visibility garment safety apparel...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 9–12, 2008
Paper Number: ASSE-08-691
... shock, arc fault, blast, fire or some combination of all. Between 2005 and 2006, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited employers in the "Construction" industry for more than $288,000 dollars and "General Industry" for greater than $960,000 dollars for failure to meet the minimum...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 9–12, 2008
Paper Number: ASSE-08-540
... electrical arc-blasts when this is actually not the case. Scientific studies have demonstrated that metal enclosures can only contain electrical arc-blasts of limited intensity and duration. There are a number of common work practices and equipment failures that can precipitate arc-blasts that can exceed...

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