Seminars target safety, reducing arc flash hazards

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Tags: workplace safety

Ferraz Shawmut announces its schedule of electrical safety seminars. The seminars are designed to address the needs of plant supervisors, safety managers, electrical engineers, electricians, and electrical system designers and specifiers.


Arc Flash NFPA 70E Safety will be offered on May 19 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township, Pa. This 5.5-hour seminar will present new content not covered previously and report on recent code revisions in the 2009 edition of the NPFA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. It will cover overcurrents, arc energy, arc flash hazards, codes & standards, fuse performance, and mitigating arc flash hazards. Attendees will learn how to avoid electrical and arc flash accidents, choose the right PPE to protect their employees, and how to update their safety program to meet the 2009 edition of the NFPA 70E.


Overcurrent Protection Basics for Designs & Specifiers will be held on August 27 at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha, Neb. This half-day seminar will provide an up-to-date understanding of the key overcurrent protection issues. It will cover current-limiting fuses (basics, curves, types and the UL 248 standard for low voltage fuses), arc flash considerations in an industrial/commercial environment, and short circuit current rating and selective coordination requirements in the NEC 2008. A certificate of completion (4 instruction hours) will be provided for those needing PDH credits.


Complete course agendas and online registration are available on Ferraz Shawmut's Web site, or by calling 976-465-4261.


Ferraz Shawmut has been a leader in electrical protection for more than 100 years. With a complete line of current-limiting fuses and accessories, Ferraz Shawmut prides itself on delivering innovative, problem-solving products like the Thermally Protected Metal Oxide Varistor (TPMOV), the SmartSpot open-fuse indicator, Amp-Trap 2000 fuses, UltraSafe( fuse holders, Surge-Trap SPD and Select-A-Fuse software. Two of the company's latest innovations are its new line of Amp-Trap High-Speed Class J (HSJ) fuses, engineered specifically for the protection of today's sensitive electronic motor controllers, and the industry's first line of Finger-Safe Power Distribution Blocks (FSPDBs), delivering the ultimate in safety and ease-of-use when making power connections in electrical panels. Ferraz Shawmut, LLC is a subsidiary of the Carbone Lorraine Groupe.

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