Outsourcing Electrical Work?
All electrical workers, whether in-house or third-party, must be ‘qualified’ as defined by OSHA and NFPA 70E.
Best Practices and Considerations for Arc Flash Labels
This white paper discusses difference in NEC and NFPA labeling requirements as well as some ‘sticky’ situations.
A recognized leader in promoting electrical workplace safety, we help companies meet the requirements of NFPA 70E. Basic compliance can be established with a five-step process:
- Develop and audit an Electrical Safe Work Practices (ESWP) policy.
- Conduct an arc flash risk assessment to determine the present degree of arc flash hazards and apply associated equipment labeling.
- Ensure adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper tools.
- Conduct regular safety training and audits for all electrical workers.
- Maintain all electrical distribution system components.
Companies can take additional steps to reduce the potential for an arc ﬂash. Implementing arc ﬂash mitigation strategies through engineering controls will:
- Reduce arc ﬂash energy to a level where permitted tasks can be performed, or
- Locate the worker so that he/she is not subject to harm.
Download the white paper, Mitigating Arc Flash Hazards
, to learn more.
Schneider Electric Engineering Services has been proactively engaged in electrical workplace safety and compliance since arc flash requirements were first introduced. Many of our engineers are leaders in IEEE, NFPA, and other power system standard-making organizations.
- Our team consists of over 200 strategically-located professional engineers who:
- are collectively registered in every state.
- have in-depth knowledge of power distribution and control equipment.
- We employ a standardized methodology to complete arc flash assessments and uniform reporting standards.
- We provide arc flash mitigation solutions through engineering controls and electrical distribution services.
Schneider Electric takes safety seriously. In fact, our culture of safety helps mitigate your risks. Our North American Operating Division is one of an elite group of companies to simultaneously hold the Robert W. Campbell Award (2009) and the Green Cross Award (2011).We receive over 50 “Operational Excellence” safety awards from the National Safety Council each year. In addition, Schneider Electric holds third-party audited OHSAS 18001 certification for its Safety Management System and ISO 14001 certification for its Environmental Management System.