Electrical accidents, such as arc flashes, happen daily; however, there are ways companies and individuals can reduce the occurrence of these accidents and protect everybody concerned from the physical, financial, and statutory consequences. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulation 70E provides a reference for facilities to meet the requirements of electrical workplace safety while regulation 70B outlines the best practices for setting up and maintaining and Electrical Preventive Maintenance (EPM) program.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
For over 30 years, Martin Robinson has been a pioneer in the field of maintenance technology. Robinson, an innovator and pioneer of Infrared (IR) Thermography has consulted with international maintenance and reliability leaders on electrical preventive maintenance and electrical safety standards of NFPA and OSHA. A recognized authority in the field of IR Thermography, Robinson has designed CBM programs to include IR, Non-destructive Testing (NDT) and implementation of green energy initiatives and energy management strategies. He is Level III Certified IR Thermographer, Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) through the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), member of IEEE, NFPA and is a standing member on the technical committee CSA Z463 guidelines on maintenance of electrical systems and IEEE P1854 - Electrical System Design to Improve Electrical Safety.