No Arc Flash Labels? No Problem.

I’ll start off by introducing Fred.

Fred is an electrician and runs his own business called Fred’s Electrical. Fred has a contract to work at a chemical plant during their upcoming shut-down. Fred has also just recently taken some workplace electrical safety training and knows all about the dangers of arc flash.

Fred has a problem, though.

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Arc Flash Hazard, Risk, or Both?

Until CSAZ462 was updated in January 2012 (and then again in 2015) the standard often confused people by using the terms hazard and risk interchangeably. A lot of those old misconceptions are still hanging around so I think it’s important that we go through some examples of what is and what is not an arc flash hazard.

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