NFPA70E, Arc Flash And Safe And Efficient Thermography Practices

What is an Arc Flash?

An arc flash is like a bolt of lightening that occurs around energized electrical equipment. It can occur spontaneously and is often triggered simply by the movement of air when an electrical enclosure is opened. The NFPA has recognized the significant hazard of arc flash and is attempting to protect workers via the latest implementation of NFPA 70E-The Standard for Employee Safety in the Workplace.

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Bot Bomb Buddies

It was a worst-case scenario for Specialist Five Doug “Dusty” Rhodes one bloody day in Vietnam. Vietcong snipers were targeting Rhodes and two fellow soldiers, one of whom was standing on a land mine while the other was attempting to place a pin in the device to keep it from exploding. Rhodes, who was later awarded a Bronze Star for heroism, ran to an open area and drew fire while the device was disarmed; and all three men escaped.

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Tourist Survives Bungee Fall Into Zambezi

On New Years Eve, 2011, young Australian girl visiting Victoria Falls decided, like many thousands of intrepid adventurers before her, that bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge was a once in a lifetime opportunity not to missed. Unfortunately she got more adventure and adrenalin than she bargained for, miraculously surviving a live-threatening accident.

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