Occupational Injuries From Electrical Shock and Arc Flash Events

  • Richard B. Campbell
  • David A. Dini

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Richard B. Campbell, David A. Dini
    Pages 1-10
  3. Richard B. Campbell, David A. Dini
    Pages 11-42
  4. Richard B. Campbell, David A. Dini
    Pages 43-54
  5. Richard B. Campbell, David A. Dini
    Pages 55-67
  6. Richard B. Campbell, David A. Dini
    Pages 69-74
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 75-78

About this book

Introduction

This brief presents information on occupational injuries from electric shock and arc flash events through a review of literature, electrical incident data, and similar sources. It includes pertinent information such as the nature of the incident, adherence to safety requirements, use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and extent of injury.

Chapters address arc flash and shock hazards, and the need for empirical incident data on the actual hazards that may be experienced when equipment faults or adverse electrical events occur. Certain tasks where the risk of an arc flash or shock hazard may be lower, such as normal operation of properly installed and maintained equipment, may not require the use of any special PPE. Some of this risk reduction is based on anecdotal data, and the brief details why future research challenges will need more empirical incident data on the actual hazards and associated injuries that may be experienced when equipment faults or adverse electrical events occur.

Designed for professionals and researchers in fire protection engineering, workplace electrical tasks, or workplace safety, this brief offers a thorough overview of the trends in electrical injuries and the costs related to those injuries.



Keywords

Electrical injury Workplace trends Electrical fatalities Electrical current OSHA Injury rates Worker protection Accident prevention

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard B. Campbell
    • 1
  • David A. Dini
    • 2
  1. 1.Fire Analysis and Research DivisionNational Fire Protection AssociationQuincyUSA
  2. 2.Commercial and Industrial R&DUL LLCNorthbrookUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-6508-3
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6507-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6508-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-6595
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-6609
  • About this book
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