OSHA’s Workplace Safety Awareness Council defines an arc flash as a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to the ground. The results are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to the arc flash, serious injury or even death can occur.

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**Bureau of Labor Statistics, as published by the Fire Protection Research Foundation in “Occupational Injuries from Electrical Shock and Arc Flash Events” report.**

Did You Know?

NFPA 70E is an industry standard which outlines how to properly protect your employees and create a safe working environment, as well as help your company comply with government regulations.

NFPA 70E applies to all personnel working on energized equipment greater than 50 volts or equipment that could produce an arc flash – which means virtually every industry has employees at risk.


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