Arc Flash http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6638/more en Workers Burned in Accident at Metals Plant in West Virginia http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/workers-burned-accident-metals-plant-west-virginia <div class="node-body article-body">Three men were transported to various hospitals earlier this week after receiving burns from an electrical explosion at the West Virginia Manufacturing facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/workers-burned-accident-metals-plant-west-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/workers-burned-accident-metals-plant-west-virginia#comments Arc Flash Around the Circuit Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:22:00 +0000 125711 at http://ecmweb.com The Heat is On http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/heat <div class="node-body article-body">It’s no secret that electricity is dangerous. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2004 and 2013, nearly 2,000 fatal and more than 24,000 non-fatal electrical injuries occurred. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/heat#comments Arc Flash Silver Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:54:00 +0000 121951 at http://ecmweb.com Arc Flash Clothing Labeling Requirements http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-clothing-labeling-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">In the late ’70s to early ’80s, the first arc flash suits began to appear on the market (Photo 1), most of which were made from double-layer 6 oz/yd2 meta-aramid and featured polycarbonate (plastic) windows for the face shield.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-clothing-labeling-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/arc-flash-clothing-labeling-requirements#comments Arc Flash Contractor Ops & Maintenance Silver Mon, 18 May 2015 14:05:00 +0000 117471 at http://ecmweb.com The Five Most Important Factors Affecting Arc Flash Injuries http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/five-most-important-factors-affecting-arc-flash-injuries <div class="node-body gallery-body">Make sure you have a clear understanding of these technical issues before placing yourself in the danger zone. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/five-most-important-factors-affecting-arc-flash-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/five-most-important-factors-affecting-arc-flash-injuries#comments Arc Flash Galleries Mon, 11 May 2015 14:38:00 +0000 116971 at http://ecmweb.com Lack of PPE for Republic Steel Electrician Results in Arc Flash Burns http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/lack-ppe-republic-steel-electrician-results-arc-flash-burns <div class="node-body article-body">An electric technician at the Republic Steel Corp. steel manufacturing plant in Blasdell, N.Y. was removing wiring from a fan motor in an overhead crane</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/lack-ppe-republic-steel-electrician-results-arc-flash-burns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/lack-ppe-republic-steel-electrician-results-arc-flash-burns#comments Arc Flash News Thu, 07 May 2015 21:15:00 +0000 116631 at http://ecmweb.com TimHesterPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock Refinery Workers Injured from Arc Flash in Pennsylvania http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/refinery-workers-injured-arc-flash-pennsylvania <div class="node-body article-body">Two American Refining Group workers were injured this week while working on electrical equipment at the plant in Bradford, Penn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/refinery-workers-injured-arc-flash-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/refinery-workers-injured-arc-flash-pennsylvania#comments Arc Flash Around the Circuit Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:43:00 +0000 107661 at http://ecmweb.com Electrician Sues GE After Suffering Severe Burns from Drive http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/electrician-sues-ge-after-suffering-severe-burns-drive <div class="node-body article-body">An electrician is suing General Electric and ICR Engineering after he suffered serious burns from a defect in a GE product. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/electrician-sues-ge-after-suffering-severe-burns-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/electrician-sues-ge-after-suffering-severe-burns-drive#comments Arc Flash Around the Circuit Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:10:00 +0000 56001 at http://ecmweb.com Protecting Yourself from Arc Flash Hazards http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/protecting-yourself-arc-flash-hazards <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/protecting-yourself-arc-flash-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/protecting-yourself-arc-flash-hazards#comments Arc Flash Ops & Maintenance Silver Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:15:00 +0000 54511 at http://ecmweb.com 9 Things Every Electrical Professional Needs to Know About Arc Flash http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/9-things-every-electrical-professional-needs-know-about-arc-flash <div class="node-body gallery-body">Follow these industry best practices to protect yourself and your coworkers from arc flash hazards</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/9-things-every-electrical-professional-needs-know-about-arc-flash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/9-things-every-electrical-professional-needs-know-about-arc-flash#comments Arc Flash Galleries Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:53:00 +0000 54631 at http://ecmweb.com Electrician Burned at Nursing Facility Construction Site http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/electrician-burned-nursing-facility-construction-site <div class="node-body article-body">An electrician was burned at a nursing facility construction site in Greenville, Ohio, yesterday morning. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/electrician-burned-nursing-facility-construction-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/arc-flash/electrician-burned-nursing-facility-construction-site#comments Arc Flash Around the Circuit Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:05:00 +0000 50591 at http://ecmweb.com