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S&C Offers Complete Arc Flash Program

Since NFPA 70E was introduced in the 1990s, the prevention of arc-flash injuries has been a topic of great interest to industrial power users. However, U.S. electrical utilities are exempt from 70E, and instead follow the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) standard. In the 2007 version of the NESC a new rule was implemented requiring utilities to complete a system-wide arc-flash assessment — and have an employee protection program in place — by Jan. 1, 2009. With this rule both industrial and utility companies must now embrace prevention and protection as goals in reducing arc flash related injuries.

This S&C special seminar supports these goals. Its content is applicable to both utilities and industrial sites, taught by those who have worked on the front lines of the electrical industry. It includes an examination of arc-flash . . . the regulations and standards . . . the theory and calculations . . . the various methods of mitigation . . . and appropriate personal protective equipment. It provides an outline for both utilities using the NESC and industrial customers using NFPA 70E that managers, engineers, and safety coordinators can use to develop a safety response and hazard-avoidance program.

S&C Electric Co. brings this special seminar on arc-flash to the electrical power community.

Who Should Attend

Utility engineers, safety directors, operations managers, engineering managers, standards engineers, superintendents, line foremen and other utility and industrial leaders and managers.

Seminar Agenda

Day One – Morning

  • Overview of shock and arc flash hazards
  • Regulations and industry standards; OSHA, NEC, NESC, NFPA, IEEE
  • Understanding burns and the human skin
  • PPE levels and protection considerations
  • Selecting PPE

Day One – Afternoon

  • Data development
  • Protection coordination theory with arc flash
  • Steps for conducting an arc flash analysis
  • Implementing results of the arc flash analysis

Day Two – Morning

  • Arc-flash mitigation strategies – LV and MV
  • Critical procedures
  • Steps to implement arc flash hazard solutions
  • Examples and attendee challenges

Day Two – Afternoon

  • Utility and C&I customers working together on Arc Flash
  • Questions and answers – throughout seminar

Credit for Professional Development Instruction

Upon completion of the seminar, participants will earn 1.2 CEU credits.

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