John Lane, PE, Principal Electrical Engineer, AVO Training Institute, Dallas TX

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Arc Flash & Electrical Safety March 10, 2004

The importance of arc flash hazard analysis

Many employers are one fatality away from compliance with current standards. The question is "Which employee do you want to sacrifice?" Treatment costs for burn victims can approach $500,000/mo. A workplace fatality can cost an estimated $8.5 million. Cost should never be a consideration when it comes to workplace safety — especially for the hazards that electrical workers face.

By John Lane, PE, Principal Electrical Engineer, AVO Training Institute, Dallas TX
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