An arc flash hazard is a dangerous electrical explosion that occurs when a high-voltage electrical current leaves its intended path and travels through the air to another conductor. This can happen when equipment is damaged, improperly maintained, or used in an unsafe manner. The resulting explosion can cause severe burns, blindness, and even death to those nearby. It can also cause damage to equipment and structures, as well as disrupt power to the surrounding area. To prevent arc flash hazards, it’s important to conduct regular inspections of equipment and follow proper procedures for working with electrical equipment, including wearing personal protective equipment and de-energizing equipment before performing maintenance. Additionally, it’s important to have emergency procedures in place in case an incident does occur.

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