Fluke Corp., a manufacturer of handheld electric test and measurement technology, has released an updated version of its Electrical Measurement Safety interactive video aimed at reducing hazards for people measuring electrical circuits. It may help reduce risk liability for employers.

Electrical safety compliance training violations were No. 7 and 10 on the 2005 Top 10 list of the most frequently cited standards published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA regulations include a six-point plan to minimize potential arc flash danger for personnel that address issues such as requirements for safety programs, training and use of appropriate tools for safe working conditions.

The video has been revised to incorporate the most recent guidelines from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E standard for electrical safety in the workplace, which specifically addresses arc flash hazards.

Materials also incorporate safety information from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Electrotechnical Conference (IEC) and other safety regulators.

The video includes the following:

  • Safety video: This 25-minute video dramatizes the hazards of electrical measurement and explains the precautions that help defend against arc flashes. It includes the experience of an electrician almost killed by an arc flash.
  • Test tool post-test: This quick test helps electrical professionals determine whether the test tools they are using meet today’s safety standards.
  • Interview with an arc-blast survivor: This electrician survived an arc blast and is back on the job, through his recovery required months of skin grafts. Hear what happened and what he learned.
  • Safety application notes: Each of these brief notes is designed to serve as the basis of a safety meeting discussion or as a chapter in the electrical safety reference library.

The video is available free of charge on CD through the Fluke Web site, www.fluke.com/safety.