Add distance for safety – outside the arc flash boundary

The #EatonTechTalk will look at getting the electrical worker outside of the arc flash boundary when performing tasks such as those related to establishing an electrically safe work condition.  Closing and opening the OCPD or switch does not have to be performed while standing in front of the equipment.

The best method to avoid an arc flash is to get the electrical worker outside of the arc flash boundary.

This session will take an in depth review of operating remotely.  We’ll look at the methods, materials, options and have a discussion around all the details needed to get the worker outside of the arc flash boundary.

Our special guest for this session will be Russ Safreed, General Manager with CBS ArcSafe.  You won’t wanna miss this one.


  1. Remote operation example from CBS ArcSafe
  2. Remote operation example from Eaton


Leaders in Electrical Safety Jim Dollard

This session will focus on influencing change in electrical safety through the eyes of our first inductee to the $1.41 club.  Jim Dollard has been at the beginning of many key changes in Codes and Standards and has sat at many tables helping craft language.

This will be a one-on-one discussion with my friend Jim Dollard.  We’ll talk about the creation of some key changes in the NEC that have and will continue to save lives.

Here is the $1.41 Club Page and Jim’s inductee page can be accessed at the bottom of the page.



Arc Flash Calculations and Theory

This #EatonTechTalk continues National Electrical Safety month with a focus on arc flash calculations and theory.  Remember, the primary reference many use for calculating incident energy is IEEE 1584, “IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard”.  So this session will help the attendee understand some of the key aspects pertaining to this important calculation.  And also remember that the more labeled installations that we can create the easier it will be for the electrical worker to dress for success.

You won’t want to miss this session with Michael King and David Smith and myself as we explore arc flash calculations and theory.

  1. IEEE 1584, “IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard”
  2. Arc energy reduction and the National Electrical Code
  3. Industrial Power Systems Analysis II 3 Day Course


Life Safety Requirements – Article 700

This session will focus on the electrical safety requirements found in Article 700.

  • Installation
  • Operation
  • Maintenance

Emergency systems consisting of circuit and equipment intended to supply, distribute, and control electricity for illumination, power, or both, to required facilities when the normal electrical supply or system is interrupted.

This Article and life safety in tall buildings especially is an interesting and complex topic but this session will add clarity.

Guest:  Mr. Larry Ayer, BizCOM Electric