Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Arc Flash White Paper Explains New Labeling Procedures

Brady has released a white paper titled “Improve Safety With Arc Flash Labeling.” It explains
what needs to be labeled and what should be on the labels and the labeling tools needed to comply
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with the updated 2015 NFPA 70E arc flash regulation.

“To keep employees safe and avoid the costs associated with noncompliance, facilities should properly train employees and label any arc flash hazards,” says Tom Smith, product marketing specialist for Brady. “It clearly explains how to follow the standard to create a safe workplace, free from arc flash danger.”

NFPA 70E gets updated every 3 years. This update includes revision to arc flash warning label content, selecting appropriate PPE, and minor terminology changes (such as "work shoes" becoming"footwear”) among others.

“Arc flash is a common hazard that could lead to serious injury or death. To increase safety, it’s important to understand the latest regulations and create a visually instructive workplace that clearly identifies potential hazards,” adds Smith.

The white paper is available for download at the following link.