With two years of the Covid-19 pandemic impacting how businesses evaluate employee safety, and with 2,000 workers treated for arc flash related injuries each year, businesses are considering protocols like electrical safety to further protect their workers. The Master Lock Company’s Arc Flash and Electrical Safety Services is an end-to-end offering that helps companies of all sizes mitigate electrical hazards and achieve regulatory compliance.
Master Lock’s arc flash and electrical safety experts counsel businesses through the whole process with hands-on attention. The end-to-end services include assessments, infrared (IR) scanning, electrical safety training, and auditing. All of which help mitigate the hazards of a potential arc flash event and help businesses achieve compliance with NFPA 70E®, OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S and the National Electric Code.
“As facilities continue to operationally return to normal, it’s important for businesses to reevaluate and reconsider potential safety hazards and risks that workers can be exposed to,” said Bill Belongea, safety services program manager at The Master Lock Company. “Arc flash and other electrical injuries are a common hazard in many work environments – and while businesses can’t avoid incidents all together, they can implement proven policies and procedures to significantly reduce the risk to their employees.”
With services that follow OSHA and NFPA 70E standards, businesses can take a first step in achieving compliance with an arc flash risk assessment. The assessment includes collecting data to create an accurate one-line diagram representing the electrical distribution system for the entire plant or facility. Additionally, licensed professional electrical engineers follow the requirements of IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E to perform short circuit and protective device coordination studies, calculate incident energy at each piece of equipment, identify opportunities to mitigate arc flash, and create and apply warning labels.
Master Lock enhances its arc flash risk assessment with comprehensive evaluation and guidance to implement effective electrical safety programs. Services include electrical safety policy development, IR thermography inspection, electrical audits and NFPA 70E compliance training.