Design Systems, Inc. continues to be a leader in assisting the manufacturing community with plant specific safety programs to ensure employee safety and company compliance. One such area that can literally mean the difference between life or death is compliance with regulations NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 dealing with Arc Flash Safety.
Our talented group of electrical engineers will lead your organization through the entire Arc Flash process to ensure your plant employees are safe and your company fully meets all the OSHA and industry consensus standards.
The focus of NFPA 70E/CSA Z462 is to be in compliance to work on any energized equipment and reduce electrical incidents.
Improve safety culture and provide knowledge to reduce electrical incidents. Statistics (ISHN) show there are still 30,000 electrical incidents and 400 fatalities per year in the USA.
Using power system software that meets latest standards, our Electrical Power System Analysis includes short circuit, device coordination and arc flash analysis: Tools to comply with NFPA and OSHA standards.
Provide accurate source and destination of power to reduce production downtime and increase safety.
Equipment Duty Verification: Ensure properly-rated equipment to avoid unplanned outage/production downtime in event of a short-circuit fault and equipment destruction.
Arc flash hazard energy reduction/mitigation recommendations reduce cost of maintenance.
Risk Analysis / Energized Electrical Work Permits, the cornerstone of 70E/Z462: Before any energized work is performed, identify all hazards and risks of the work task, including human error. Leadership approval and accountability to ensure acceptable level of hazard/risk or wait for planned outage.
Electrical system changes (fuse type, settings) or lack of maintenance, affects PPE requirements.
Implement arc flash energy mitigation solutions and avoid unplanned power outages.
Corrected deficiencies reduces electrical incidents.
Ongoing Arc Flash training and electrical safety program training for your employees. Improve moral and culture of safety in your facility.