Arc Flash Safety: Electrical Safety, Arc Flash PPE and Your Budget

This webinar took place on April 21, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. ET.

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Do you want your employees to be safe from injuries caused by electrical incidents? This webinar offers guidance on how OSHA and NFPA 70E can help you achieve that goal.

Topics discussed will include: NFPA 70E (2009 edition), safe electrical work practices, dangers of arc flash, flame resistant clothing and different PPE sourcing methods.

Do you need answers to the following questions?

  • What is NFPA 70E (2009 edition) and what is OSHA’s perspective on it?
  • What should an arc flash hazard analysis consist of?
  • How can flame resistant apparel protect against arc flash?
  • How can different PPE sourcing methods impact your budget?

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Scott Margolin,
International Technical Director, Westex, Inc.

Scott attended Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Delaware. Prior to joining Westex in 2000, he was a firefighter for six years, and spent ten years at a major international chemical company, the last four of which he led their aramid flash fire business. Scott has extensive experience with the performance of many protective apparel fabrics; he has conducted or observed over 3200 flash fires and more than 1000 electric arcs at laboratories in the United States, Canada and Europe. Included in this work are the largest and most comprehensive flash fire test series ever conducted by and independent lab; unprecedented field analysis of the energy, duration and hazards of actual flash fires in an outdoor industrial environment, a 3 year arc flash project conducted by a major electric utility which used actual equipment and real system energies, making major advances in confined space and overhead work; and recent groundbreaking testing of low-voltage equipment arcs. Scott participates in a number of industry organizations, including Edison Electric Institute, National Safety Council Utilities Division, ASTM, and NFPA. He frequently addresses trade associations and groups regarding electric arc and flash fire hazards, body burn injury, the protective performance of flame resistant clothing, and related topics.

Chris Richmond, Director of National Account Sales - Protective Apparel, ARAMARK Uniform Services

Chris Richmond has worked in the apparel industry for more than 26 years. His vast experience includes regional and national leadership positions with industrial laundry suppliers, retailers, and manufacturers of protective apparel, providing him with a unique understanding of FR clothing sourcing options.

Duration: 1 hour