Arc Flash Expert, Hugh Hoagland, discusses Electrical Workplace Safety, personal protective equipment (PPE) and NFPA 70E compliance at the National Safety Council Expo in 2011. This presentation features Electrical Fatality Data and Arc-Flash Protection Principles using the glove test method and other clothing contamination examples.
Hoagland details the higher fatality rate of electrical injuries vs. non-electrical work-related injuries and gives the percentage of injuries to various body parts. He details cotton and poly-cotton arc flash ignition rates. Also covered are the Arc Flash Protection Principles including Layering, Coverage, Fit and Maintenance of Equipment.