OSHA & NFPA 70E Compliance
OSHA regulations require a written and documented program for the control of hazardous energy (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, gas, water, and mechanical), known commonly as a lockout/tagout program. Serving Green Bay to Kenosha, Archer Electric, LLC, can work with your facility staff to develop equipment-specific procedures to identify the sources of hazardous energy that power a device (including potential and stored energy) that are required to be controlled during modification, adjustment, maintenance, or repair of a piece of equipment. The final printed procedures include color pictures of each of the lockout points and the applicable lockout/tagout device to control the form of energy at that lockout point. Archer Electric is also capable of auditing your existing lockout/tagout programs and procedures to offer suggestions for improvement and measures for increased safety.
Lockout/Tagout Devices & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
A recommended safety apparel provider from Archer Electric will come directly to your facility to personally fit each of your employees for the appropriate garments. These include Category 1 gloves, shirts, coats, and coveralls through Category 4 arc flash suits and everything in between (such as arc-rated helmets with wraparound face shields, hairnets and balaclavas) depending on your company’s needs and employee duties.
Electrical Safety Programming Assistance
The NFPA 70E Section 110.1 requires an employer to have and implement a written electrical safety program. It must be a program that “directs activity appropriate for the electrical hazards, voltage, energy level, and circuit conditions” and identifies the program principles, along with individual applicable procedures and controls that employees must utilize. This includes required elements such as the institution of regular job briefings, including those with outside electrical contractors, and a Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Procedure to name just two of the many highlighted procedures. Archer Electric can assist your company in developing such a written electrical safety program based on your facility’s makeup and specifications. We can also help identify potential areas of deficiency or oversight in an existing electrical safety program through the examination of over 40 of the most commonly required procedures in order to improve overall electrical safety.
OSHA Compliance (29 CFR 1910)
NFPA 70E/ NEC Compliance
As the primary document used to show compliance with the OSHA regulations regarding electrical safety, the NFPA 70E industry consensus standard contains the required programs and elements necessary to demonstrate facility compliance with federal regulations for electrical safety. By using this NFPA 70E standard, along with the comprehensive NEC code, Archer Electric can help keep your company “ahead of the curve” when it comes to required electrical safety programming requirements, safe-working practices, the control of hazardous energy, and arc flash hazard identification and awareness, as well as panel and device labeling.
Panel & Device Labeling
Archer Electric has worked with companies that have experienced arc flash and other electrical-related incidents resulting in either employee injury or equipment damage. The purpose of these investigations is to help determine the cause of the incident or equipment malfunction, examine current system configurations, and make recommendations on improving system design and safe-working practices to prevent future injury or damage to systems or production.