It’s time you had an Arc Flash study done

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Are you ready for the new OSHA electrical safety requirements? Do you feel prepared? Have you had your Arc Flash Risk Assessment complete? If the answer is no then it is time to get started. “What is an Arc Flash?” this is one of the most frequently asked questions. An Arc Flash occurs because of a release of energy caused by an electrical arc, resulting in an explosion. The flash can reach temperatures up to 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

One of the main reasons to get an Arc Flash Risk Assessment is because the explosion that occurs is known to cause serious damage. With the extreme temperatures of the blast, burns account for around 80% of all the injuries. Any employee not wearing the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are also at risk of electric shock, blindness, shrapnel wounds, and in some cases death. The damage to your facility can also lead to problems such as lengthy downtime, extensive repairs, and even loss of profit. Often times a simple adjustment to your electrical systems like the breaker settings or the installation of a breaker disconnect can really help to reduce accidents.

Another reason for having an Arc Flash Risk Assessment completed is simply because it is required by OSHA. In 2014 OSHA recognized an arc flash as a “hazard” and after that, the OSHA General Duty Clause began to cover arc flash explosions. All employers need to properly implement and document electrical safety programs that direct activity to the risks involved. All Companies must now comply and have an Arc Flash Risk Assessment completed every 5 years. The leading standard and best practice in electrical safety is the NFPA 70E Handbook. Two main points from the handbook would be that the employer is required to conduct an assessment, and must hand out the proper PPE if a potentially dangerous situation arises.

Having an Arc Flash Risk Assessment completed by qualified and trained professionals is highly important. Are you ready? Contact the experienced Arc Flash specialists at Thompson Automation and Specialty Services today to perform an arc flash analysis for your facility, complex, office, or campus.

For more information contact:

Phone: 844-321-3869

Email: sales@thompsonspecialty.com

Website: www.thompsonspecialty.com

 

The Best Reasons to Go Solar Today

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There always seems to be one question that we get asked all the time at Thompson Solar. “Is Solar the right move for my business?”  Smart energy sustainability certainly reduces operating costs with lower utility bills and can improve the overall value of your business.  At Thompson Solar, we help customers understand the five fundamental reasons to ‘Go Solar.’ To help you learn more about how your business can benefit from solar we have our Best 5 Reasons to Go Solar to share with you today.

  1. Reduce Your Energy Costs
  2. Get Credit for the Electricity You Make
  3. The ROI on Your System Could Be Just 3-6 Years
  4. Take Advantage of Tax Credits (Free Money)
  5. It Attracts New Customers

    Bonus: Thompson can Finance Your Solar System

You may know Thompson Electric as one of the leading electrical contractors in the upper Midwest for more than 85-years.  You may not know that Thompson also is a leading developer of solar energy projects.  Contact the solar experts at Thompson Solar today at 844-321-3869 to learn how your business can benefit from a solar conversion.

https://www.thompsonspecialty.com/solar