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Arc Flash Safety

OSHA requirements, incident energy analysis and solutions

Seminar / Webinar
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
8:30 – 9:30 AM PST
11:30 – 12:30 EST

RSVP by November 11


How do these rules apply to your organization?
Have you correctly implemented the new requirements?

While the number of fatal and non-fatal electrical accidents has continued to decline as the industry better understands the hazard and awareness increases, there remains tremendous opportunity for further improvements. Data from the BLS Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports an average of 305 fatal and 4236 non-fatal accidents per year from 1992 to 2002; decreasing to 217 fatal and 2393 non-fatal accidents per year from 2003 to 2010.

In this session we'll examine the standards governing arc flash safety programs, with special focus on the new OSHA electrical safety “final rule” – NFPA-70E 2015 – that went in to effect last year but which many companies still do not fully understand nor have correctly implemented. Many organizations still have not taken the required steps of properly identifying at-risk workers, estimating heat energy of electric arc hazards, and providing adequate protective equipment. And some organizations incorrectly assume the rules do not apply to them.

Finally, we'll share what best practices and equipment companies are using to comply, and beyond that, to save lives, prevent disabling injuries, and prevent damage to plants, buildings and equipment. Attendees will gain further respect for the power of electricity and learn how to provide contractors and site personnel the proper knowledge and hazard awareness required to work safely in and around your facility.

What you'll learn

  • Arc flash requirements in relation to NFPA-70E and OSHA
  • Arc flash dangers and the contributing factors of arc flash
  • How arc flash incident energy is calculated and what goes into deriving the calculation
  • Ways to mitigate arc flash

Plus, those attending the seminar in person may participate in a visitor tour of the Portland Power Center manufacturing facility.

Who should attend

  • EHS Safety Professionals
  • Property Owners (Construction Project Managers, Facility Managers, Risk Managers)
  • Electrically Qualified Persons
  • Engineers, Architects, Vendors and others involved in electrical equipment installation, maintenance or repair

Schedule

Registration, Coffee, Pastries
Eaton’s Wilsonville,
OR Office
8:00 – 8:30 AM PST

In-Person Seminar/ Webinar
Presentation
8:30 – 9:15 AM PST
Open Forum
9:15 – 9:30 AM PST

During the open forum, participants will be invited to submit questions related to presentation content.

Presented in partnership with

Eaton

Arc Flash Safety

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