Arc Flash & NFPA 70E - Understanding the Hazard
October 1,  2014 at 9am Pacific / 11am Central / Noon Eastern
Meeting Description   Details

Join Scott Margolin in this engaging and informative live webcast - packed with tried and tested solutions to help protect your workers against arc flash hazard in an industrial workplace.

Scott will examine causes and consequences of arc flash - with a special emphasis on historical data, real accidents, body burn injury and non-flame resistant vs Arc Rated, flame resistant clothing.

This webcast includes many video clips of arc flashes on real equipment with clothed manikins in typical working positions, including new and unprecedented low voltage work conducted recently at KEMA Powertest. 480V industrial electrical gear was faulted with manikins, and video and high speed, HD, super slo-motion film were used to document the arcs, resulting in incredible footage and a significant advancement of our understanding of the arc flash hazard.

This presentation is non-commercial, and structured to provide a meaningful experience for both beginners and those with intermediate or greater subject knowledge.



  • Access to the live webcast
  • 60 day access to the recording of the session for ANYTIME/ANYWHERE viewing
  • Slides from the session
  • 0.2 CEUs

Webinar Pricing

  • Member Price: $95.00
  • AIHA/ACHMM Price: $105.00 (PLEASE NOTE: When registering online, you must enter the following coupon code AIHA1911 for a $10.00 discount. Register online as a "Non-Member" and enter this coupon code into the field for "Registration Discount Code".)
  • List Price: $115.00

Date: October 1, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM CST

Duration: 90 minutes

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore molten metal, projection of the arc out from the gear, and focus of the energy.
  • Discuss current standards and enforcement, especially NFPA 70E and OSHA, and the pending revisions to NFPA 70E.
  • Identify considerations when instituting or upgrading an FR program, including comfort, value, employee acceptance, proper use and laundering.
  • Analyze arc flash hazard and FR clothing performance testing, focusing on the quantification of incident energy and ATPV or Ebt (or Arc Rating) of garments.

Speaker Information

Scott Margolin

Scott attended Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Delaware. Prior to joining Westex in 2000, he was a firefighter for six years, and spent ten years at a major international chemical company, the last four of which he led their aramid flash fire business. Scott has extensive experience with the performance of many protective apparel fabrics; he has conducted or observed over 3400 flash fires and more than 1300 electric arcs at laboratories in the United States, Canada and Europe. Included in this work are the largest and most comprehensive flash fire test series ever conducted by and independent lab; unprecedented field analysis of the energy, duration and hazards of actual flash fires in an outdoor industrial environment, a 3 year arc flash project conducted by a major electric utility which used actual equipment and real system energies, making major advances in confined space and overhead work; and recent groundbreaking testing of low-voltage equipment arcs.

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