|The Importance of Arc Flash Assessment
April 21, 12 p.m. Central
Electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year. In fact, electrical accidents rank sixth among all causes of work-related deaths in the United States.
Between 2003 and 2007, 28,401 workers died while on the job. Contact with some form of electric current was the seventh leading cause of occupational fatalities during this period, accounting for 1,213 work-related fatalities. Another 13,150 workers were injured so severely from these electrical accidents that their injuries required time off from work.
Can you really afford to miss this presentation? This webinar will focus on compliance regulations, changes to NFPA 70E as they apply to arc flash, and how companies can get and stay compliant. Mr. Evans will define arc flash and discuss the various governing bodies and regulations pertaining to arc flash. He will detail the elements of an arc flash assessment.
Presenter: James B Evans, PE, Director of Engineering, Salisbury
Mr. Evans has more than 38 years of design and management experience on industrial, institutional, and utility electrical projects. He has held positions as managing partner in a 35 person Consulting Engineering firm, Chief Electrical Plan examiner for 34 municipalities in southern Ohio, and Practice Leader of the Energy and Utilities Group for an eight hundred person Consulting Engineering Firm. Mr. Evans served in the United States Air Force and is a licensed pilot.
Moderator: Kyle Morrison, Senior Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine
Mr. Morrison has reported on occupational safety for the National Safety Council for the past four years.