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Electrical Arc Flash Safety and Risk Management in Water and Wastewater Facilities

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This webinar occured on:  September 28, 2011

This session presents an overview of the NFPA 70E® 2009 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace and the requirements of the standards, which are intended to better protect electrical workers from injury when they work on energized electrical equipment.

The types of major electrical faults that can occur in electrical equipment are presented, with a focus on arcing faults as particularly damaging and dangerous to workers and equipment. Statistical occurrences of arc flash accidents that cause significant injuries and fatalities are discussed in both human and financial terms. The presentation covers all aspects of facility and employer responsibilities for compliance to the NFPA 70E standards, as well as the current status of OSHA enforcement of these standards.

Topics:
  • Characteristics and causes of arcing faults
  • Statistics of arc flash accidents and results
  • OSHA enforcement and legal responsibilities
  • Employers responsibilities for compliance to the codes and standards
  • Equipment hazard warning labels
  • Training for qualified persons
  • Hazard levels and Personal Protective Equipment requirements
  • Methods of determining arc flash hazard levels (arc flash analysis)
  • Purchasing an arc flash hazard analysis for your facility
  • Recent changes in NFPA 70E 2009 and the National Electric Code 2008
  • Mitigating high hazard levels in existing systems
  • Design for Safety for new electrical distribution systems
  • Summary

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This webinar occured on:  September 28, 2011

Speaker:
Joseph Weigel, Product Manager - Services Marketing - Schneider Electric

Joseph Weigel is a veteran of over 40 years in the electrical industry in the United States and in China. He currently works for Square D Services in Nashville Tennessee as their Product Manager for the arc flash awareness program. He is a member of the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) Mr. Weigel has had extensive experience leading the Square D Services program to help to develop the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and to increase awareness of these new evolving NFPA standards and OSHA requirements that affect Square D customers. He has written and published over 90 articles in electrical industry publications on strategies to mitigate arcing faults in electrical distribution equipment, and has lectured extensively in North America and Australia to increase awareness for these new safety standards and requirements.

Duration: 1 Hour


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