Electric hazardNorthwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will host an Arc Flash Safety Training geared for manufacturers on May 12, 2016 from 1-5pm in Erie.

Arc Flash is a dangerous condition associated with the rapid release of energy caused by an arcing fault. This concentrated radiant energy can create extremely high temperatures, deadly pressure waves, deafening noise and flying debris. All employees should receive arc flash safety training in regards to safe electrical work practices, as well as safety procedures specific to their work area. They must know how to recognize potential arc flash hazards; how to distinguish exposed live electrical parts from others, and how to determine their nominal voltage. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set standards to protect the safety of employees working with or around electricity based on requirements of the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) 70E. NFPA 70E covers protective clothing, hazard labeling, training, arc flash safety and equipment requirements.

For more information about this 1/2 day training or to add this important training to your schedule, visit our Events Schedule.