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Electrical Safety: How to Guard Against Arc Flash

Jan. 27, 2016
This infographic clearly defines the three boundaries surrounding electrical equipment, based on NFPA Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, or NFPA 70E.

To ensure your safety while working near energized equipment, knowing where you stand is crucial.

“Distance is the simplest form of protection from electrical injuries,” said Jeff Woods, Safety Auditor with Graphic Products.

“These safety boundaries give workers a ‘stay-back’ distance that they can easily and quickly understand, keeping them out of harm’s way.

Here is a simple infographic that defines the three boundaries. For more information, see Graphic Products' Arc Flash Safety article.