Energized work permit - why and when?

If your company has taken the first steps in introducing an electrical safety program, then you probably have decided to adopt a guiding principle or overall policy that essentially says “our electricians will not do energized work”. Even though you've said this you still probably need to use an energized work permit. Let me explain.

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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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