WHY AN ARC FLASH STUDY?
Recall that as part of the electrical safety program, per NFPA 70E ® -Article 110.7 The employer shall implement and document an overall safety program that directs the work activity appropriate for the voltages, energy level, and circuit conditions. If the work involves electrical hazards Article 130.3 states that a an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis shall determine the Arc Flash Protection Boundary and the personal protective equipment that people within the Arc Flash Protection Boundary shall use. As a result of the employer is responsible to promote electrical safety in the work place. As facility managers work to implement arc flash safety they want the answer to the following question: