Episode 185

Preventing Arc Flash and Shock Hazards

An electrical safety expert shares his insights into risk assessment, PPE, common errors and training.

Arc flash and shock hazards continue to take their toll. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), five to 10 arc flash incidents occur every day, and more than 2,000 people are treated annually in burn centers with arc flash injuries.

Electrical safety expert Zarheer Jooma, P.E., IEEE (SM’17), an electrical engineer with e-Hazard, which provides arc flash and electrical safety training, shares insights into adequate risk assessment, the kinds of necessary PPE, common human errors that often lead to arch flash incidents, and key elements that go into effective electrical safety training programs.

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About the Author

David Kopf is the Executive Editor of Occupational Health & Safety magazine.

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