Most electrical accidents are not the result of direct electric shocks. A particularly hazardous type of shorting fault - an arc fault - occurs when the insulation or air separation between high voltage conductors is compromised. Under these conditions, a plasma arc - an “arc flash” - may form between the conductors, unleashing a potentially explosive release of thermal energy.
NFPA 70E is the leading internationally recognized safety standard for electrical safety in the workplace. To comply with the standards, employers must carry out a hazard risk assessment and ensure that all employees working in a potentia