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About Our Electrical Safety Programs

Once the arc flash labels are in place, it is vital that each facility has a written electrical safety program implemented to ensure that workers are following electrically safe work practices. One of our engineers will travel to your site to tour the facility and discuss the safety program criteria with key management, qualified and unqualified workers, and safety personnel.

We find that one of the significant gaps in following electrical safe work practices is a lack of cohesive policy and procedure surrounding electrical safety.  Many facilities apply arc flash warning labels and provide PPE to workers, but worker knowledge and enforcement of electrical safety principles are severely lacking.  Our electrical safety programs aim to improve compliance and therefore mitigate risk to workers by providing consistent framework for which management and qualified electrical workers can adhere
Summary of Deliverables

  1. Preliminary Electrical Safety Report

Two weeks after completion of the onsite audit and webinar interviews, Herzig Engineering will provide a summary of the results of the written exam and a report of findings.

The report of findings will include a comprehensive review of findings during the onsite audit and webinar interviews including:

  1. Proficiencies of Electrical Safety Program
  2. Gross & Obvious Electrical Safety Violations
  3. General Electrical Safety Violations
  4. Immediate Recommendations Towards Compliance
  5. Gradual Recommendations Towards Compliance
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  1. Written Electrical Safety Program

A written electrical safety program will be written to client’s specifications. This document will be written by incorporating the following codes, standards, and OSHA federal registries:

  1. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.331-335, 1910.269, 29 CFR 1910.147
  2. NFPA 70E – 2021 Edition
  3. NEC 2020
  4. ASTM F 1505 (Insulated Tools and Materials)
  5. ASTM F 1506 (Arc-Rated Garments)
  6. ANSI S82.02 (Electrical Test Instruments)
  7. ANSI Z535.4 (Product Safety Signs and Labels)
  8. ANSI Z10
  9. NFPA 70B 2019
  10. IEEE 3007.3 2012
  11. IEEE 1584.1 2018
  12. NEMA SG-1000 2008
  13. NESC 2017
  1. Electrical Safety Documentation System

Documentation will be developed and/or audited for the following elements of a comprehensive written electrical safety program:

  1. Energized electrical work permit
  2. Insulated tools and test meter criteria
  3. PPE requirement and usage criteria
  4. A policy for establishing an electrically safe work practice
  5. Contractor pre-qualification forms
  6. Job briefing forms and criteria
  7. Annual field audit forms
  8. Method for limiting access within approach boundaries

All written elements of the documentation system will be customized to meet the requirements of the client.

  1. Onsite Implementation & Training (Optional)

If client determines that they would like the site implementation and training portion detailed in this proposal, Herzig Engineering will return for a 2nd onsite audit to provide training. The training will be customized to the requirements of the written electrical safety program developed in items 1, 2, & 3 as outlined above. The content of the training is outlined below:

  1. Electrical Safe Work Practices
  2. Electric Hazard Identification
  3. Performing Annual Field Audits
  4. Electrical Program Principles
  5. Training Requirements
  6. Electrical Warning Labels
  7. Personal Protective Equipment Requirements
  8. Safe Work Distances
  9. Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition (ESWC)
  10. Tools & Test Equipment Requirements
  11. Qualified Employee Requirements
  12. Electrical Lockout/Tagout Requirements
  13. Energized Electrical Work Permit
  14. Contractor Questionnaire
  15. Hazard Mitigation Techniques
  16. Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs)

Key Features Include:

  • Qualified Employee Requirements
  • Energized Electrical Work Permits
  • Tool & Test Equipment Requirements
  • Contractor Requirements
  • Training Requirements
  • Job Briefing Summary
  • PPE Requirements
  • Safe Work Distances
  • Hazard Mitigation Techniques
  • Electrically Safe Work Practices
  • Electrical Hazard Identification
  • Electrical Program Principles

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