Electrical hazards

Hazard Recognition

Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following references aid in recognizing hazards associated with electrical work.

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Definition

  1. A flash hazard is defined as a dangerous condition associated with the release of energy caused by an electric arc (NFPA 70E 2004). The Page 5 26 – 5 ELECTRICAL HAZARDS release of energy is often referred to as an arc flash.