Steve Benton

Does OSHA Require Employers To Conduct an Arc Flash Rishk Assessment?

Discussion created by Steve Benton on Aug 5, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2016 by Steve Benton

I know that I'm am likely stirring the pot on this one but it is a question that has been hotly debated for a number of years and is probably one of the most misunderstood topics. The answer I most often hear in industry is that it is not an OHSA requirement but rather stems from a NFPA standard. Opinions vary greatly even within business units of the same company. I have my opinion and I feel like I can defend my position but I am interested in what the readers of this post believe, and why. Care to give it a shot?  


Stephen Benton, CESCP