100 Questions &
Answers on Electrical Safety
Ray A. Jones, PE,
100 Questions and Answers on
Electrical Safety is an essential guide for electricians needing
quick, expert advice on the most critical workplace safety issues.
A great resource for fast review
of important safety tips, procedures, and guidelines, this handy
reference contains frequently asked questions posed to industry
expert and Chairman of the NFPA
70EŽ Committee, Ray A. Jones.
Based on the author's many years
of experience with industry safety standards and with developing
electrical safety programs, these clear and in-depth answers cover a
variety of topics such as commonly misunderstood terms, conditions
for arc flash, and appropriate personal protective equipment.
Also included are Voices of
Experience offering true stories from the field. The wealth of
information presented in this book makes it
an indispensable resource
for electricians, contractors, students and instructors, designers,
This handy, pocket-size
reference is geared specifically toward electrician's needing
quick, expert advice while on-site.
A great resource for fast
review of important safety procedures.
Each answer references the most
current industry standards.
100 Questions & Answers on Electrical Safety is an
ideal companion to any Electrical Safety textbook.
Ideal for courses
Safety and Labor
Electrical Safety for
Safe Operation and
Maintenance Procedures for Electrical Power Systems
Introduction to Safety
Part 1: Introduction to Electrical Safety
Questions 1-15 introduce electrical safety, its importance, and
how it can be established.
Part 2: Safety Standards (NFPA 70E, OSHA, and Electrical Safety
Questions 16-23 discuss the role electrical safety programs and
standards play in electrical safety.
Part 3: Hazard/Risk Analysis
Questions 24-27 address hazard and risk analysis, its components,
and who must perform the analysis.
Part 4: Personal Protective Equipment
Questions 28-40 describe various levels of personal protective
equipment and under which circumstances it is required.
Part 5: Safety Grounds
Questions 41-43 discuss the use and approval of safety grounds.
Part 6: Approach Boundaries
Questions 44-47 address approach boundaries and their importance.
Part 7: Safety Equipment
Questions 48-55 discuss the use and effectiveness of safety
Part 8: Arc Flash/Arc Fault
Questions 56-70 describe arc flash and arc fault, conditions under
which they exist, and how to prevent exposure.
Part 9: Lockout/Tagout
Questions 71-78 describe lockout and tagout and when they should
Part 10: Checking for Absence of Voltage
Questions 79-82 discuss measures to take and equipment to use when
checking for absence of voltage.
Part 11: Definitions
Questions 83-100 define frequently misunderstood terms related to
About the Authors:
Ray A. Jones, PE
Industrial electrical safety has become a passion for Ray and Jane
Jones. As a professional electrical engineer, Ray came to understand
that electrical safety processes associate with people are more
important than those associate with installations and equipment. He
and Jane spend their time communicating that message.
A User's Guide to
Electrical PPE is their fifth book on electrical safety.
Ray has served on several national consensus committees and
panels and chairs the NFPA 70E
Technical Committee. He has authored many published articles in
industry journals and has presented numerous papers and tutorials at
technical conferences, all focused on electrical safety issues. Ray
retired from DuPont after 35 years of service working with
industrial electrical systems and installations.
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