Arc flash SAFETY heats up by ProQuest


At the heart of all workplace safety is the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is based in Washington, D.C. OSHA is the "you shall" of electrical safety, although misconceptions about compliance often arise because the agency uses general language and depends on industry consensus standards to fill in the "how to" details for compliance. NFPA 70 is the National Electrical Code (NEC), which addresses how to label electrical equipment regarding both shock and arc flash hazards in addition to detailing requirements for the design of electric power systems.

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