Arc Flash Study Top 10 FAQs Part #1

How Does Everyone Else Do This?

By Jim Phillips

3-Part Series


There are many frequently asked questions about performing an arc flash study (risk assessment) and understanding electrical safety requirements. A careful read of standards such as NPFA 70E or IEEE 1584 can answer some questions. Yet, other questions can be more complex, gray areas can lead to confusion, second-guessing and wondering how everyone else does it. Continue reading

Arc Rated Clothing Causing Health Effects

We have gone to wearing cotton HRC2 (8.6 cal/cm2) uniforms and about 10% of the employees have found the clothing to cause burning and itching with at least one case of dermatitis. This seems to be happening in hot locations and when the employee works hard enough to work up a sweat. Our company has taken the approach that we are to wear arc flash protection at all times even there is no risk of danger (sitting in a control room entering data into a computer).I was wondering if others have found some of their employees also have had adverse reactions to wearing PPE’s and how it was dealt with. We are going into our cooling season and a few more people are complaining about the uniforms. READ MORE.