Arc Flash Safety

Three Key Safeguards Against Arc Flash Injury

How electrical inspections, preventive maintenance, and training come together to bolster a facility’s electrical safety culture.

Two-thirds of workers injured by arc flash did not conduct an arc flash analysis, according to the “Occupational Injuries from Electrical Shock and Arc Flash Events” study published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in March 2015. Compare that result with this risk analysis from the Workplace Safety Awareness Council: 30,000 arc flash incidents annually lead to 2,000 burn center admissions for severe burns. At an average hospitalization of 19 days, costing $18,000

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