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Arc Flash Safety Labeling Standards

What do you need to know to label arc flash hazards properly?

Attention to arc flash hazards has increased significantly in recent years as understanding of this danger improves, yet each year many workers are hospitalized due to injuries from arc flash accidents. There are many regulations and standards in place with the purpose of helping safeguard workers who are at risk of occupational dangers such as exposure to arc flash hazards.

OSHA (The United States Department of Labor's Occupations Safety and Health Administration) requires safety labeling to help lessen occupational hazards. OSHA standard 29-CFR (Part 1910, sub part S) electrical standard 1910.333 emphasizes the importance of proper safety labeling and safe work practices to protect employees who may be exposed to electrical hazards. NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 70E standards include information on arc flash labeling to help workers avoid accidents involving arc flash dangers. NFPA NEC (National Electric Code)70, contains important information regarding electrical installation, labeling compliance and arc flash hazards. Proper arc flash hazard identification through safety labeling is a critical part of promoting awareness. Awareness of hazards increases safety.

In spite of the increasing awareness of arc flash hazards, many worksites continue to have missing or outdated arc flash labels and other safety labels that are required for hazard identification. Industrial Safety Solutions is your arc flash labeling solution! ISS offers a variety of OSHA compliant labeling materials, pre-made ANSI z535 labels and printable arc flash labels designed to exceed the requirements of every available arc flash labeling standard, worldwide. Combined with our industrial thermal transfer labeling system, they provide a platform for NFPA 70 and NFPA 70E compliant labeling.

SafetyPro arc flash printers and labeling equipment from Industrial Safety Solutions can help reduce occupational hazards by increasing worker awareness through appropriate safety labeling. When the workplace is properly labeled according to government standards, workers are better informed of hazards and better able to prepare accordingly and act appropriately. SafetyPro is the #1 leading arc flash vinyl label printer in the industry.

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