Arc Flash Safety—Spanish
More than 2,000 people annually are treated in burn centers with severe arc flash injuries, and many of the victims report that failure to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), inappropriate use of tools, and working on live circuits contributed to their injuries.
This course provides information about arc flash and shock hazards and safe work practices for “unqualified” persons who work around but not directly on or near exposed, energized electrical equipment or parts.
By the end of the course, unqualified persons will be able to identify the hazards and risks of arc flash, implement safe work practices, recognize appropriate PPE, and respond to an arc flash incident.
Course Duration: 32 minutes
Why “Arc Flash Safety—Spanish” Matters:
- According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 2,000 people are treated for severe arc flash injuries each year.
- On average, five to ten arc explosions occur in electric equipment every day in the United States.
- Electrical burns, often severe, are a common injury from arc flash incidents.
- Pressure waves that can damage your hearing, fracture ribs, collapse lungs, and knock you off a ladder or blow you across a room.
- Pressure waves that can send loose material like pieces of damaged equipment, tools, and other objects flying through the air at speeds in excess of 700 miles per hour.
- A high-intensity flash that can damage your eyesight and leave you blind.
- A superheated ball of gas with temperatures in excess of 5,000 degrees that can ignite your clothing and cause serious burns over much of your body.
- Identify the causes and risks of arc flash;
Follow safe work procedures to prevent arc flash;
Identify and wear the proper PPE;
Respond appropriately to an arc flash incident