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Common equipment and tasks that can lead to arc flash incidents


3/23/23 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CST

Event Description

This webinar examines common equipment and tasks that can lead to arc flash and shock incidents. Although an arc flash or shock could occur on any equipment under the correct – or incorrect – conditions, learning from actual events over many years displays a trend in both industries and utilities. The OSHA rules aimed at preventing such incidents will be discussed, followed by practical guidelines to help end users implement these rules. Discussion of these guidelines is especially important, as many mandatory requirements leave the implementation part to the discretion of end users. The complexities of transitioning from rule to practice is where end users are left most vulnerable to electrical hazards. Plugging these gaps will no doubt preserve the life of workers and safety of equipment. Although this webinar is aimed at utilities, commercial industrial users will also benefit.


Zarheer Jooma Zarheer Jooma, Partner, e-Hazard

Zarheer Jooma, M.S., P.E., is a partner at e-Hazard ( He performs electrical workplace safety training, consulting, arc-flash engineering studies, electrical incident investigations and electrical safety audits. Zarheer is a member of the IEEE 1584-1:2021 Working Committee and Ballot Resolution Committee, ASTM F18 – Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers, and IEC TC78 – Live Working. He also has contributed to the NFPA 70E standard. Zarheer currently serves as the editor/papers review chair for the IEEE Electrical Safety Committee.


Alan FergusonAlan Ferguson, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Alan is associate editor of Safety+Health and serves as co-host of the magazine’s “On the Safe Side” podcast.