Arc flash injuries can result in serious burns, loss of sight, concussions, even death in some instances. An arc flash occurs when a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another or to ground. The electrical explosion caused by the event can reach temperatures as high as 10,000° F and can register sound levels as high as 160 decibels. Roughly the equivalent of standing 100 feet from a jet taking off.
To keep you and your employees safe from arc flash incidents, here are eight tips to help you avoid them: