Reviewing the Basics of Electrical Safety for Arc Flash and Electrical Shock

As production continues to soar amid global staff shortages, more non-electrical workers are performing electrical work. This often includes simple tasks like pushing a reset button on an overload or turning on/off a breaker or disconnect. However, these simple tasks expose electrically unqualified workers to electrical hazards. Managing these risks is key to preventing injury, equipment damage, and production downtime; unfortunately, most are unaware, overwhelmed, or choose to ignore the risk. 

This webinar will explain the arc flash and electrical shock hazard and the mechanisms of injury. The regulatory and consensus standards (such as OSHA Subpart R, Subpart S, and the NFPA 70E) will be introduced and used as a backdrop to navigate the hazard identification, risk assessment, and risk control (tolerate, reduce, or mitigate) procedures. Some human factors will be discussed, and the webinar will conclude with recommendations on best practice written procedures that each plant needs. 

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: June 15, 2023
: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Zarheer Jooma, P.E., IEEE (SM’17)
Zarheer performs electrical network design, arc flash studies, electrical safety training and auditing. He has convened and chaired arc flash safety standards and is a member of both ASTM and IEC electrical safety standards committees regulating arc rated PPE. Zarheer has published several peer-reviewed papers on Electrical Safety, spoken at numerous safety conferences both locally and internationally, contributed to wording on the NFPA70E standard, performed several arc flash incident investigations, and is currently working on updating IEEE1584.1 regarding the scoping of arc flash engineering studies. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering, is a registered professional engineer, and a senior member of the IEEE.


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Date: Jun 15, 2023

Time: 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 1 Hour

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