Protecting Yourself from Arc Flash Hazards

Protecting Yourself from Arc Flash Hazards

Nine things every electrical professional needs to know.

Arc flash is the leading cause of serious injuries and deaths on the job in the electrical industry. In fact, as many as eight out of 10 electrical injuries are caused by burns that result from exposure to energy released from an arcing fault. Additionally, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) reports that 2,000 workers are admitted to burn centers for extended injury treatment caused by arc flash each year. Even someone standing more than 10 ft from the fault so

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