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Electrical Arc Flash Hazard Protection Learning Guide
The purpose of this Electrical Arc Flash Hazard Protection Standard Learning Guide is to inform and train employees on the safety practices and personal protection equipment requirements associated with working near sources of potential arc flash hazards.

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Using Portable Generators Safely
This fact sheet discusses specific hazards inherent with the use of generators and also provides helpful information to ensure that workers and others using such equipment remain safe.

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Changes to OSHA 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V
Compliance with the final rule will result in the prevention of one fatality and 6 injuries per $2.5 million in costs, or, alternatively, $3.62 of benefits per dollar of costs.

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Occupational Injuries From Electrical Shock and Arc Flash Events
Electrical safety in the workplace is an important topic that is addressed by NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® (2015 edition).  This standard addresses arc flash and shock hazards, and there is a need for more empirical incident data on the actual hazards that may be experienced when equipment faults or adverse electrical events occur.

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2014 OSHA Electric Power Standards
An employer that complies with 1910.269 will be considered in compliance with requirements of Subpart V standards unless other reference are made to construction subparts.

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Understanding 2015 Changes to NFPA 70E
Every three years, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) updates NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®.  In recent years, the standard has become increasingly stringent in response to the increased understanding of electrical accidents in industrial plants and facilities.  Because of the severe and often devastating consequences of arc flash incidents—which claim one life every workday—NFPA, along with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), is mandating and enforcing safer electrical work practices.

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Improve Safety with Arc Flash Labeling
This document provides information on the most current arc flash labeling requirements, as well as best practices for creating and maintaining such labels.  In the 2015 version of the NFPA 70E standard, arc flash labeling requirements are covered under Article 130.5(C) and 130.7(E)(1).  Additional labeling requirements are also included in Article 110.16 of the 2014 version of the National Electric Code (NEC).  This whitepaper will provide guidance for complying with both standards.

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Arc Flash Hazard Labeling Do’s and Don’ts
There are as many different ways to label equipment as there are engineers and electricians in industry.  Unfortunately, many of the methods being used are incorrect and may actually decrease worker safety, while increasing your company’s liability should an accident occur.  This article supplies a safe-approach reference developed through years of experience working with engineers and electricians on their arc flash hazard projects.  The viewpoints expressed in this paper are provided as a guide to industry, recognizing that the NEC, NFPA, and OSHA set the standards but do not cover the myriad of questions associated with labeling the different types of electrical equipment in industry.

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Common Myths and Misunderstandings about Arc-Flash Hazard Assessments
Misconceptions about Arc-Flash Hazard Assessments are quite common and can decrease the effectiveness of Assessments and actually lead to more electrical hazards.  Many of these misconceptions are due to a lack of thorough understanding of the laws, regulations, and standards that apply to Arc-Flash Hazard Assessments.

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Electrical Safety Basic Awareness
Provides basic electrical hazard awareness information in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S.

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Electrical Safety Participant Guide
This training curriculum is primarily designed for workers without any formal training on electricity, although electricians may also benefit from a review.  The document focuses on some of the fundamentals of electricity, electrical wiring, electric tools, protective methods and devices, and related work methods and safe practices in the construction industry.
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2018 NFPA 70E: Safe Electrical Work Practices  External Link
This program explains the important changes and updates contained in the 2018 NFPA 70E Standard and discusses how electrical workers can be protected from both the shock and arc-flash hazards presented by exposed energized parts.  After viewing this program, electrical workers and supervisors will have an understanding of those responsibilities and be convinced that always following electrical safe work practices and procedures is the only way for electrical workers to stay safe.

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2018 NFPA 70E: Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices Packet
The changes this article outlines are based on what was known at the time of writing.  It does not include every change made, and much of the language is paraphrased due to space limitations.  Since the NFPA Standards Council has not formally approved the final document, there is always the possibility of additional changes.  Therefore, always refer to the final approved version when it is published.

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NFPA 70E Test Questions and Answers
This 40 question written is a companion to the handbook above titled "2018 NFPA 70E: Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices Packet."  Download the answers to this test using this link.

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Kentucky DMS Electrical Safety Alert
This alert is a result of the occurrence of three electrical incidents, each with the potential of having resulted in fatal injuries.

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Close Call Electrical Incident
Photos of a close call electrical incident.

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Donnie Johnson's Arc Flash Accident
In his own words, Donnie Johnson descibes his near-fatal accident in 2004.  See video.

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Train-the-Trainers Guide to Electrical Safety For General Industry
This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information about electrical hazards in the general industry workplace.  It is provided with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services.

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GFCI History
Reader's Digest article about the origins and development of Ground Fault Circuit Interuption.

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Electrical Hazard Awareness Study Guide
Given information regarding electrical safety, various examples, and realistic work scenarios, the student shall be able to identify and describe electrical hazards and precautions that should be taken to avoid injury in the workplace.

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Near Miss Electrical Fatality
On March 26, 2010, an excavator accidently contacted a energized 13.8 KV electrical power line.  Since the contact was with one phase, the actual contact voltage to ground was 7.96 KV.  When a Project Safety Representative (PSR) observed the occurrence, and saw sparks emanating from under the excavator at the time it made contact with the 7.96 KV (phase to ground) power line, he inappropriately responded by driving his vehicle near (approximately 12 feet) to the excavator.  The PSR stepped out of his truck and moved toward the excavator.  Fortunately the excavator driver had backed his equipment away from the power line prior to the PSR arrival.

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Near Miss: Electrical Hazard Alert
From the Virginia DMME: On July 20, 2015, a contractor employee was completing repairs in a metal enclosure when he slung a welding lead over his shoulder in order to gather slack in the cable.  As he pulled on the cable, a bare spot in the lead came into contact with his unprotected, sweaty skin at the base of his neck and gave him an electric shock.

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Electrical Cable Safety Bulletin
Best practices from MSHA for protecting and repairing cables at mines.

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Ask the Experts: Resistance Grounding
40 pages loaded with Q & A and technical information on electrical grounding.
Electrical PowerPoint Presentations
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