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Interpretations

Unqualified persons need for electrical training to be “qualified” to perform non electrical work.

They must know what is and is not safe to touch in the specific areas they will be entering… They must know the maximum voltage of the area … They must know the minimum approach distances for the maximum voltage within the area … They must be trained in the recognition and proper use of […]

Do you need PPE for Operating Breakers

“(Are) operating breakers – opened/closed considered an arc flash exposure even if the hinged cover is on?” NFPA’s 70E addresses that question in the “Informational Note No. 1 under the definition of “Arc Flash Hazard”: An arc flash hazard may exist when energized electrical conductors or circuit parts are exposed or when they are within […]

Quick Points to NFPA-70E Compliance

1. Conduct a hazard assessment to determine the incident energy or hazard risk categories, use hazard assessment results to determine the types of PPE required, and designate the flash protection boundary accordingly. Apply equipment warning labels accordingly. It is critical to have an idea of the magnitude of the hazard before you can truly create […]

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