Arc Flash Analysis Does Not Mean NFPA 70E Compliance

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Having an Arc Flash Analysis conducted does not mean your workplace is NFPA 70E compliant.  An Arc Flash Analysis is one part of the process of achieving basic NFPA 70E compliance.  The 2012 edition of NFPA 70E has laid out a five-step process for achieving basic compliance.  Those steps are:

  • Develop and audit on a regular basis an electrical safe work practice policy.
  • Conduct an electrical system study to determine the present degree of arc flash hazards and apply associated equipment labeling
  • Ensure adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper tools for electrical workers
  • Conduct regularly scheduled safety training and audits for all electrical workers.
  • Maintain all electrical distribution system equipment and components per manufacturers’ recommendations.

If your company has not completed these five steps then you are not in compliance and may be subject to fines by OSHA.  The AVO Training Institute can help you achieve compliance and help keep you and your employees safe from electrical hazards.  Click here to contact us today before an incident occurs, or call us at 877.832.5234.

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