There’s always the quiet before the storm. The quiet is the slow and steady buzz of electricity fueling the machinery that runs our industrial economy. The storm is arc flash — an electrical explosion that vaporizes metal and burns anything in its path.
Every three years, the National Fire Protection Association releases a new edition of NFPA 70E, the standard which helps reduce workers’ exposure to major electrical hazards. Graphic Products has summarized the 2015 standard to create an Arc Flash Labeling Guide.
“When your employees work on energized equipment, they need to have the right information to do it safely,” said Brian McFadden, compliance specialist with Graphic Products. “With that goal in mind, we put together this guide.”
Major changes to the 2015 standard include simplified label requirements, and a more effective personal protective equipment (PPE) category system. The Arc Flash Labeling Guide includes chapters like: evaluating an electrical safety program, creating an arc flash label, and arc flash PPE.
The guide can be used as a safety training resource to help companies prevent workplace injuries and fatalities, and comply with applicable OSHA standards. Graphic Products has also partnered with Easy Power to release Calculating Arc Flash Energies Guide and the 10 Step Program to Developing an Arc Flash Hazard Program.
About Graphic Products
Graphic Products is an innovative leader, providing solutions for safety and visual communication since 1970. The company's full line of safety products, services, and DuraLabel line of industrial label and sign printers are designed for the modern workforce. Graphic Products leads the industry with safety training materials, educational resources, and up-to-date news and compliance information on topics like arc flash, chemical labeling, and pipe marking.