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September 12, 2011- Management Course

Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group Building

Tyler Conference Room, 2nd Floor

4820 Lake Brook Drive

Glen Allen, VA 23060

 

September 13, 2011- Worker Course

Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group Building

Tyler Conference Room, 2nd Floor

4820 Lake Brook Drive

Glen Allen, VA 23060

 

 

 

Did you know?

Many people in the U.S. are impacted by electrical hazards or incidents that occur from working on or within the limited approach boundary of electrical equipment. In the United States, electricity is a major cause of death and injuries among workers. Electrocution is the fourth leading cause of industrial fatalities.

 

Consider the Following:

OSHA estimates there are approximately 350 electrical fatalities a year. to NFPA estimates there are 4,000 non-disabling and 3,600 disabling electrical contact injuries in the workplace annually. National Safety Council estimates 30,000 non-fatal electrical shocks each year & 17, 101 injuries caused by arc flash burns.

 

An arc blast is a dangerous condition that is associated with the release of energy caused by an electrical arc.

 

 

 

 

 

Arc blasts can create
the following hazards:

Intense light
Heat
Flying projectiles
Molten metal droplets
A pressure wave

 

Many businesses and workers have not yet fully recognized the hazards associated with arc flash and arc blasts. Training in arc flash/blast protection is a relatively new topic that has not been addressed in many of the employer programs, so the hazards are often not addressed. Many businesses also do not have the technical resources to perform this essential training.

 

Under a special grant from OSHA’s Susan Harwood Program, the Georgia Tech Research Institute is offering a no-cost two 1-day courses to clearly inform students about how to prevent and mitigate the risks of Arc Flash in affected industries.

 

 

Course Description Page Text

Georgia Tech Research Institute is offering two separate one-day courses in Arc Flash/Blast Injury Prevention Training that will enable mangers, supervisors, workers, and contractors to recognize hazards and implement controls to prevent injuries. We encourage Safety and Health Professionals, Plant Managers, and Maintenance and Production Supervisors from affected industries to join us for these informative, no-cost, full-day courses.

 

1. Electrical Safety:

Arc Flash/Blast Injury Prevention for Maintenance Operations
for Business Owners, Management, and Supervisors

 

This one-day course is designed to train employers, management, and supervisors about electrical safety that includes arc flash/blast protection for maintenance operations in an industrial or commercial environment. The course will discuss OSHA regulations, best practices, and electrical hazards. Topics to be addressed throughout this course include:

 

An overview of electrical safety for maintenance

A discussion of pertinent OSHA regulations

General safety hazards associated with maintenance operations

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Establishing an electrical safety program (the role of management in the program)

Best practices to reduce or eliminate arc flash/blast hazards

 

2. Electrical Safety, Arc Flash/Blast Protection for Maintenance Workers

Including Mechanics, Technicians, Electricians

 

This one-day course is designed to train mechanics, technicians, and electricians about electrical safety that includes arc flash/blast protection for maintenance operations in an industrial or commercial environment. The course will discuss OSHA regulations, best practices, and electrical hazards. Topics to be addressed throughout this course include:

 

Electrical Safety for Maintenance

Meter Principles

Achieving a Safe Electrical Work Condition (including OSHA Safe Electrical Work Practices)

Working On or Within the Limited Approach Boundary of Live Electrical Circuits

Arc Flash/Blast Hazards

Personal Protective Equipment and Equipment for Maintenance Work

Grounding Techniques

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Carol York
GIT/GTRI/ELSYS
260 14th St., NW., Rm 429
Atlanta, GA 30332-0837
Phone: 404-407-8140
Fax: 404-407-9140
carol.york@gtri.gatech.edu

 

Georgia Tech Research Institute
Systems Integration Division
Occupational Safety & Health Programs
(404) 407-8083
www.oshainfo.gatech.edu