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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:18 am 
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I'm working on a very simple introductory course to arc flash hazards. I was having a hard time finding a simple summary of the PPE requirements for the NFPA risk levels. Anyone have a lead on a relatively easy-to-understand rundown of that info? Thanks for any help.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:05 pm 
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I'm working on a very simple introductory course to arc flash hazards. I was having a hard time finding a simple summary of the PPE requirements for the NFPA risk levels. Anyone have a lead on a relatively easy-to-understand rundown of that info? Thanks for any help.


You mean besides the tables?

Really I would be cautious about over simplifing PPE requirements, even using the tables you have to figure out the fault current and clearing time. I would consider legal issues before you publish a simple guide.

Or, if you want to keep it simple, just say the PPE necessary must meet or exceed the incident energy and PPE requirements listed on the arc flash analysis label.


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Thanks, Zog. I see you have a lot of great advice on these forums. Much appreciated.

Yes, it's a simple overview training for workers who will just be anywhere near electrical equipment. It's a very basic overview of what arc flash is and why you should be knowledgeable about what it can do. It would be useful as an introductory primer for industrial workers who are about to receive more-specific OTJ or classroom training.

With this kind of thing, it's easy to get bogged down in a lot of details. It's also hard to write about it accurately without making it seem too simple and not getting cross vital information. That is often a difficult line to tread when writing for safety training. I usually err on the side of caution and write something like "When in doubt about any safety-related issue, talk to a supervisor."


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