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Document ID (ISN)107952
CIS number 08-432
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith S.
Title Protecting against arc flash hazards
Bibliographic information Jan. 2007, p.61-63. Illus.
Abstract In 2005, 250 workers died in the United States after coming into contact with an electrical current, often the result of an arc flash occurring from equipment that had not been de-energized before repair or maintenance work began. Most, if not all, of these deaths could have been prevented by ensuring that workers use fire-resistant personal protective clothing, are properly trained and adopt safe practices such as de-energizing or isolating high-voltage equipment.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; electricity; electric arc; fire resistant fabrics; maintenance and repair; safe working methods; live work
Descriptors (secondary) live work equipment; USA; injuries; cost of accidents; fatalities; compensation of occupational accidents; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity
Protective clothing