ON DEMAND: A Better Understanding of Arc Flash Hazards Webinar 5
Although working in a safe manner ultimately falls on an individual’s shoulders, employers also bear responsibility for providing you with proper training and creating a safe work environment. The key issue for both of these groups is to never stop trying to better understand the meaning and intent behind the rules and regulations associated with energized work practices and procedures. Join EC&M as we uncover a better understanding of arc flash hazards.
|Part I - Arc Flash Myths and Misconceptions|
Scott Margolin, International Technical Director, Westex
Past experience does not always predict future events. This is especially true surrounding the topic of arc flash. Sometimes these myths originate in the minds of technical people who try to apply their past experience and education to the behavior of arc flash. Other times it comes from people selling products to protect against electrical hazards. Whatever the source, it is imperative to debunk these myths.
|Part II - Recent Changes to NFPA 70E – A Focus on PPE|
Daryn Lewellyn, President and Founder, Lewellyn Technology
Revisions in the 2012 edition of NFPA 70E help spell out employer responsibilities for making work environments as safe as possible. These changes include an emphasis on the need for up-front establishment of full justification for working energized, moving text from table notes to major equipment categories, clarification on what information is to be shown on arc flash warning labels, and clarifying the differences between flame resistant and arc rated PPE.