Arc Flash

Establishing an arc flash safety program, staying in compliance with industry standards, and protecting electrical workers from arc flash injuries and fatalities


A second person in appropriate PPE and a fire extinguisher are good options to consider when developing an electrical task safety plan.

Arc Flash Hazards: Prevention vs. Protection

May 10, 2023
Why electrical professionals must consider potential hazards before the work starts to ensure safety
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How to Measure Hidden Electrical Cables

May 1, 2023
Case study demonstrates why this task doesn’t need to be tedious
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Data centers practice maintenance testing and require at least one of the arc flash mitigation methods.

Seven Ways to Reduce Arc Flash Incident Energy

March 15, 2023
Best practices for arc flash mitigation

Arc Flash Risk Management Considerations

Feb. 2, 2023
Key concepts every electrical professional must understand and put into practice to ensure a safe and reliable electrical operating environment.
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EC&M Asks Video — What If the Arc Flash Study/Sticker Is Out of Date?

Jan. 24, 2023
In Episode 8, Tommy Northcott covers more arc flash-related topics.
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Putting PPE First

Dec. 16, 2022
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Photo 1. A group of electrical workers gathers to discuss any new technology, new types of equipment, or changes in procedures that would affect the use of safety-related work practices on this particular project.
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Australian Film Highlights Arc Flash Dangers

April 15, 2022
The story is told from the point of view of an electrical worker on a job site.
Photo 2. Coordination studies ensure that electrical equipment is coordinated properly and confirm that downstream breakers will trip first in the event of an incident, thereby minimizing power outages and arc blasts.

The Value of Power System Studies for Construction Projects

Feb. 8, 2022
An inside look at what type of study is best for a particular application as well as how it can help you arrive at the safest and most cost-effective solution.
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An assembled kit of arc-rated PPE conveniently allows this worker to select proper clothing that complies with all the requirements and standards.

How to Choose Arc Flash PPE

Dec. 7, 2021
The most important factors electrical professionals should consider when selecting safety gear
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The Most Important Changes to the 2021 NFPA 70E

Oct. 12, 2021
Some of the significant changes include definitions and revisions/modifications to Sec. 110.