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    arc flash labling

    are employers, required ( in industrial envroments) to put arc flash lables on the electrical equipment, electrical boxes and switch gear,
    where can I find this information, The 2011 NEC states Shell be,

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    Quote Originally Posted by reyamkram View Post
    are employers, required ( in industrial envroments) to put arc flash lables on the electrical equipment, electrical boxes and switch gear,
    where can I find this information, The 2011 NEC states Shell be,
    They are required to be there. It is not required that the employer put them there. An obvious example would be when a contact employee is working in a facility not owned by his employer.
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    NFPA 70E-2015 Article 130.5(D) states that the owner of the electrical equipment shall be responsible for the documentation, installation, and maintenance of the field marked label. This refers to the information required on an arc flash label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reyamkram View Post
    The 2011 NEC states Shell be,
    Typically Arc Flash labeling, of existing equipment, is covered by NFPA 70E Electrical Safe Work Practices. These labels require a risk analysis and often involve calculations to determine hazard levels.

    The NEC, NFPA70, has recently added some minor requirements for general labeling at the time of installation. These labels often are applied without any analysis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reyamkram View Post
    are employers, required ( in industrial envroments) to put arc flash lables on the electrical equipment, electrical boxes and switch gear,
    where can I find this information, The 2011 NEC states Shell be,
    A very good resource is https://www.arcflashforum.com/index.php. It is moderated by someone who is very active in the IEEE.
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