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Arc Flash Prevention

Arc Flash Prevention

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Arc flash. That term is used a lot in safety training, but for some of those unfamiliar with the phrase, here’s what we’re talking about.

An arc flash is an electrical explosion. Arc flash occurs when electrical current flows between two or more separated, energized conducting surfaces.

As much as 80% of all electrical injuries are burns resulting from arc-flash. On average, 2,000 workers are killed by arc flash each year.

What are some of the common causes of arc flash?

The best way to prevent arc flash and protect workers in the event of an accident is through training.

Here are some other ways to prevent arc flash:

Using the appropriate personal protective equipment is essential and could be the difference between an ambulance ride or eating dinner with your family.

We hope you gained a safety training skill today. Until next time, stay positive and stay safe.

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