5 strategies for understanding and implementing the 2009 Arc Flash Rules
Canton, OH (PRWEB) September 19, 2008
On Thursday September 25, 2008, ElectricalEngineer.com - the online community for electrical engineers, is offering a free Webinar titled - "5 strategies for understanding and implementing the 2009 Arc Flash Rules"
Each year thousands of workers are injured or killed by electrical explosions known as Arc Flash. One slip of a screw driver while working on electrical equipment can create anything from a small spray of sparks to a large electrical explosion that can engulf the worker in a fireball causing severe injury and death.
What are the mandatory rules required to protect the worker from the deadly effects of an arc flash? Who do these rules cover? How do you select proper personal protective equipment for the worker? What if you do not comply? What are the qualifications for someone to work on electrical equipment? Why are there so many standards regarding arc flash including NFPA 70E, IEEE 1584, NESC and more - isn't OSHA enough? With all of the different standards, compliance is like trying to hit a moving target.
Whether your company has a large electrical power distribution system, is an electric utility, or only has one electrical panel, this 1 hour program can show you how to reduce your chances of violating OSHA when it comes to electrical safety - reducing the possibility of an arc flash incident and large OSHA fines.
"5 strategies for understanding and implementing the 2009 Arc Flash Rules"
Thursday September 25, 2008 - 1:00 PM EST - Presented by ElectricalEngineer.com
For more information and to register for this free event, visit Free Electrical Safety Training
This program is a Must Attend for all Facility Managers, Engineers, Maintenance Personal, plant managers, Health and Safety Officials, Production and Operation managers and anyone involved with electrical power systems. Don't let your employees get burned by Arc Flash and don't let your company get burned by OSHA.
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About the speaker - Jim Phillips P.E. is an internationally known highly sought after speaker and author in the subject of Electric Power Distribution Systems. For over twenty-five years Jim Phillips, P.E. has conducted over 1,700 live electrical training seminars for tens of thousands of people, in the U.S. and around the globe.
Jim is a member of the IEEE 1584 Working Group "Guide for Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculations", and has developed 26 training programs based on his vast experience with electrical utilities, large industrial companies and government agencies. Based on Jim's unique teaching style and ability to answer the tough questions, class participants continually rate him as one of the best instructors in the industry.