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Arc Flash Training

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Electricity, Voltage, Light, EnergyArc flash is the spontaneous surge of electrical energy across a gap that is caused by a short circuit that causes an initial rush of electricity, which then ionizes the air making it conductive to electricity when it otherwise isn’t. This causes a huge surge of electrical energy to flow to ground through the ionized air with potentially catastrophic results, including devastating injuries, death and / or extensive property damage.

In a manufacturing plant, it could not only require tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of electrical equipment to be replaced, but it could shut down production for days or weeks while waiting for the replacement equipment. It could also cause a devastating fire, including a totally engulfed facility. The following topics are addressed so you can understand what arc flash is, recognition of conditions that could lead to an arc flash and how to mitigate those conditions. It also teaches electricians appropriate PPE and the proper way to activate and deactivate electrical disconnects to minimize the risk of injury or death to themselves or others.

Subjects covered in this topic:

  • Introduction to Arc Flash
  • Causes of Electric Arcs
  • The Nature of Electrical Arcs
  • Hazards of Arcing Faults
  • Probability of Survival
  • Impacts of Arc Flash
  • Potential Exposure to Arc Flash
  • Precautions to take when working with Live Energy
  • Arc Flash PPE
  • Flash Protection Boundary
  • Arc Flash Labeling of Electrical Cabinets, Breakers & MCC Buckets
  • Developments in Addressing Arc Flash Hazard
  • … and more

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Scott E. Witmer:

  • 18+ years with Aerospace Manufacturer
  • EH&S Professional for nearly 20 years
  • Operations Professional, Machining, Engineering, Maintenance
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Masters in Pollution Control Degrees
  • PA Governors Award for Safety Excellence
  • National Safety Achievement Award – One Million Hours w/o Lost Time Accident
  • Occupational Excellence and Healthy Workplace Awards

Warren Weaver:

  • 20+ years in manufacturing
  • Chemistry & MBA Degrees
  • 20+ years as a Safety Trainer
  • ISO 45001 consultant
  • OSHA 10- & 30-hr cards
  • Performed 100+ trainings including Arc Flash & Electrical Safety


July 13
8:00 am - 12:00 pm