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Document ID (ISN)106061
CIS number 07-186
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) White J.
Title Preventing arc flash injuries
Bibliographic information Mar. 2006, Vol.68, No.3, p.47-48. Illus.
Abstract Between 1992 and 2001, there were 17,201 injuries in the USA caused by electric arc flash burns. This article explains the causes of these types of incidents and their risk factors. It proposes a six-step approach to prevention: hazard analysis; collection of information; performing an arc flash study according to the guidelines of the IEEE 1584-2002 standard; selecting appropriate personal protective equipment; marking equipment; training the workers.
Descriptors (primary) electric arc; electric burns; electrical equipment
Descriptors (secondary) electricity; selection of equipment; injuries; information of personnel; personal protective equipment; face shields; marking; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity