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Videos – Arc Flash, Shock & Educational
Electrical Codes & Standards
Electrical Statistics & Related Information
Electrical Equipment and Industry Definitions
Arc Flash and Arc Flash Analysis Information and FAQs
Health & Safety Organizations
Medical Information on Electrical Injuries
Electrical Safety & Accident Blogs
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ELECTRICAL SHOCK & ARC FLASH VIDEOS

Electrical accidents happen from either electrical shock or electrical arc flash explosions.  Below are some videos from cameras catching live events as well as staged demonstrations.

WARNING: Some videos are graphic in nature and are not suitable for children.

LIVE ACCIDENTS- Electrical Shock & Electrical Explosion Videos

Man on Train Roof Touches Electrical Power Line and is Electrocuted. Click Link to Watch GRAPHIC CONTENT.

Video – Man with no protective equipment gets electrical shock and small blast

 

Video – Electrical Transformer Fire caught by news camera

 

Video – Electrical Shock on High Power Line

 

Video – Suicidal Man Kills Self on High Voltage Electrical Line GRAPHIC CONTENT

 

Video – Electrical Engineer Experiencing Electrical Explosion while replacing a coil

 

Video – Electrical Tranformer Explodes after a car accident

 

Video – Car Explodes from Electrical Power Lines Falling on it

 

LIVE ACCIDENTS – Electrical Arc Flash Videos

Only a few arc flash / blast accidents have been captured on video. Below are a few known videos.

Video – Two electrical workers caught in an arc flash at an unknown location

 

Video – ExxonMobil arc flash video footage was caught on a security camera while breakers were being racked.

 

Video – This arc flash video provides a good demonstration of an arc occurring on power lines This helps give a good image of what an arc is in terms of the energy in a fault escaping to the air.

 

Video – Switchgear is re-energized and an arc flash occurs.

 

DEMONSTRATION & EDUCATIONAL – Arc Flash, Blast and Electrical Explosion Videos

Describing arc flash or electrical shock in technical terms is one thing, but being able to see it’s impact on video is quite another. Below are some good arc flash and electrical shock video clips that are staged or educational.

 

Video – Power Line Blast from Connecticut Light and Power

Video – Arc Flash Video Demonstration

Video – Palo Verde Water Reclamation Arc Flash Story

Video – Electrical Power Line Demonstration

 

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ELECTRICAL CODES & STANDARDS

OSHA

OSHA Subpart S Electrical – Electrical Standards

OSHA cfr 29 1910 – US Occupational Safety & Health Standards for 1910

National Electrical Code (NEC)

National Electrical Code 2008 – Free access to the 2008 NEC (requires registration)

National Electrical Code 2005 – Free access to the 2005 NEC (requires registration)

National Electrical Code – General Information on National Electric Code ( NEC )

Listing of NEC Code Adoption by State – 2008 NEC status

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E 2009 – Standard for electrical safety in the workplace

IEEE

IEEE 1584 – Guide for Performing Arc Flash Analysis Hazards

Canadian Electric Code – CSA C 22.1

CSA General Information – General information and background on CSA

City & State

City & State Codes – A government listing of links to city and state codes including electrical

United Kingdom

Health and Safety Work Act – UK Statute Law on Health & Safety in the Workplace.

ELECTRICAL STATISTICS & RELATED INFORMATION

US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics – Statistics on injuries in the workplace

Department of Energy Office of Corporate Safety Analysis Electrical Safety Blog

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT & INDUSTRY DEFINITIONS

Electrical Equipment & Industry Definitions Home Page

ARC FLASH AND ARC FLASH ANALYSIS INFORMATION AND FAQS

Martin Technical FAQs and Information on Arc Flash and Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

HEALTH & SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS

American Association of Safety Councils – The American Association of Safety Councils is an international association of safety council professionals whose mission is the enhancement of safety and health.

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists – a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health.

American Industrial Hygiene Association – serving the needs of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.

American Society of Safety Engineers

Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association – CSHEMA, provides information sharing opportunities, continuing education, and professional fellowship to people with environmental health and safety responsibilities in the education and research communities.

National Council for Occupational Safety and Health – The National COSH is a federation of local and statewide “COSH” groups–Committees/Coalitions on Occupational Safety and Health. COSH groups are private, non-profit coalitions of labor unions, health and technical professionals, and others interested in promoting and advocating for worker health and safety.

National Safety Council – The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association – (VPPPA) is the leading organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems.

Health & Safety Executive – Great Britain. HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.

MEDICAL INFORMATION ON ELECTRICAL INJURIES

EMedicine Electrical Injuries – Details about electrical injuries and the effect on the human body

ElectricalInjury.com – Dr. Michael S. Morse explains various electrical injuries

ELECTRICAL SAFETY & ACCIDENT BLOGS

Maintenance Pros Blog – Information on maintenance for plants and buildings

Electrical Safety & Efficiency Journal – Blog on electrical safety and efficiencies

ELECTRICAL SAFETY TRAINING POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS

Free Electrical Safety Training Power Point Presentations

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