Is your company unintentionally conservatively interpreting or misapplying electrical safety requirements? How might that be affecting your operations? In some cases, inaccurate interpretations can debilitate your company.

Over the last 10 years, there has been a growing number of myths and misinformation related to electrical safety and specifically arc flash as it relates to NFPA 70E, CSA Z462, CE Code Part I, and IEEE 1584. These may adversely affect your business with devastating effects.

For example: myth or reality?

  • Operating energized electrical equipment requires full-body arc flash PPE to be worn at all times?
  • The door on the electrical room indicates arc flash & shock hazards…I need arc flash & shock PPE?
  • All energized electrical equipment has an inherently high likelihood of having an abnormal arcing fault that will create an arc flash?

In this video, Terry Becker, P.Eng, CESCP, IEEE Senior Member, identifies and provides a review of common electrical safety myths and misinformation.