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7-Part Online Course

Arc Flash Awareness


About Arc Flash Awareness

The iPi LIVE Series presents Arc Flash Awareness, a seven-session online course taught by Hugh Hoagland of e-Hazard. Sessions I and II cover arc flash awareness for utility workers, while sessions III through VII cover OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 with an emphasis on arc flash.

Sessions I and II
Specifically geared toward power-line and other utility workers, this class – based on OSHA 1910.269 – summarizes highlights of lessons learned from accidents and arc flash research. It answers common questions about OSHA standards related to arc flash safety and PPE garments, including how to wear those garments. This version will also contain information on new PPE available due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sessions III-VII
These five sessions are intended to help safety professionals understand their role in OSHA 1910.269 compliance. The basics of 1910.269 shock and arc flash protection are covered in detail, with a special focus on arc flash PPE and common questions about OSHA standards as they relate to arc flash safety and PPE garments.

Course Objectives

Sessions I and II:
  • Gain awareness of the “matching to the hazard” concept in OSHA 1910.269 and how it relates to PPE.
  • Learn about properly wearing and caring for PPE and the effects of improper use and care.
  • Understand the effects of contaminants on PPE, including hydrocarbons and sweat.
Sessions III-VII:
  • Learn the differences between OSHA, NFPA 70E and the NESC, as well as when each is properly applied.
  • Gain insight into practical PPE considerations for field use and program development.
  • Better understand arc flash mitigation strategies based on administrative and engineering controls.
  • Discover important resources in the industry that can help answer practical questions.

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Hugh Hoagland, CECSP

Hugh Hoagland is among the world’s foremost experts on arc testing and electrical safety. He is the senior managing partner and co-founder of e-Hazard, a leading electrical safety training and consulting firm, and the founder of ArcWear, which does 90% of the world’s arc flash testing of protective apparel. As an R & D Director, he helped invent arc rated raingear and arc flash face shield materials, and he holds several patents related to arc flash protection. Hugh serves on many international standards committees including NFPA, ASTM, IEEE, IEC, and has helped develop electrical and flash fire safety legislation and standards in the U.S., Europe and internationally. He has trained over 50,000 line-workers, managers and electricians at large electric users and electric utilities, and is a featured speaker at safety conferences. He is an associate editor for the IEEE Electrical Safety Committee and a Senior Member of IEEE, and has published more than sixty articles and papers on arc flash, electrical safety and PPE.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during this webinar are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Utility Business Media and its employees. It is strongly recommended you discuss any actions or policy changes with your company management prior to implementation.

Arc Flash Awareness is not included in the iPi Online Subscription.