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Electrical Safety

Providing Comprehensive Electrical Safety Services for the Workplace


BUSINESS CHALLENGE
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extensive regulations pertaining to electrical safety. In addition, consensus national standards, including National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, set forth standards for implementing electrical safety programs along with arc flash and shock hazard procedures. Even with widespread regulations and standards, electrocution is the fourth leading cause of industrial fatalities. Arc flash incidents send over 2,000 persons annually to burn centers for lengthy, painful, and expensive treatment. Bureau Veritas routinely works with clients to provide solutions and to implement programs, procedures and training for electrical safety.

SOLUTION
Why choose Bureau Veritas for electrical safety consulting? Our electrical safety services practice is supported by Bureau Veritas extensive nationwide resources, which include Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, degreed Electrical Engineers, registered Professional Engineers and Electrical Inspectors. We offer our clients and their insurers a full range of safety, engineering and technical capabilities that provide the framework and resources for understanding and implementing electrical safety in the workplace. Our customers rely on Bureau Veritas for a broad range of electrical safety services, including, but not limited to: Global, national and local assessments of electrical Audits of electrical safety programs safety work practices Lockout and tagout program development Arc flash hazards analysis calculations On-site training 24/7 Online training Preparation of electrical safety programs Arc flash and shock protection procedures and training Customized training programs

WHY CHOOSE BUREAU VERITAS?


Bureau Veritas is a global company specializing in the fields of Quality Assurance, Health, Safety, and Environmental (QHSE) services. With over 2,400 QHSE professionals in over 60 offices across North America, Bureau Veritas develops solutions that contribute to risk prevention and performance improvement to help organizations create long-term value through our technical and regulatory expertise. Bureau Veritas is present in 140 countries through a network of 900 offices and laboratories. It has more than 40,000 employees and a client base of more than 300,000.

OUR PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Global Electrical Safety Work Practices Assessment An international Bureau Veritas team provided electrical safety Bureau Veritas offers a wide range Health, assessment services for a global manufacturer of industrial, marine, Safety & Environmental services: and power transmission cables. Manufacturing and product testing Asbestos & Lead Management processes ranged up to 600 KV. The Team documented observations, findings and recommendations with VeriPerf auditing software, Ergonomics which graphically standardizes presentation of results to assist Health & Safety Online Training corporate management in setting action plans and priorities across Indoor Environmental Quality international boundaries. Industrial Hygiene Electrical Generation and Transmission Company Audit Laboratory Services Electrical safety program audits and inspections were conducted at over 30 sites in four Rocky Mountain States for telecommunications Safe Behavior Performance Management and high-voltage electrical work crews, substations and switchyards. Safety Services Findings and photographs were compiled into a database that included Full Range of Environmental Services recommendations for corrective actions. The client used this We are ISO 9001:2008 certified information to implement targeted safety training, expanded use of arc flash apparel and compliance of work practices with OSHA regulations. Customized Program Development and Training Bureau Veritas assisted a client that is in the business of making a high-voltage, hybrid vehicle battery to determine arc flash and shock protection apparel and specialized equipment and tools in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E standard. Bureau Veritas also developed a customized electrical safety training program and quiz for qualified and unqualified workers and delivered on-site training to thirty scientists, engineers and technicians. 24/7 Online Training Bureau Veritas developed and provided online electrical safety training to over 300 employees at 12 dispersed facilities nationwide for an industrial materials-handling equipment manufacturer. The training was delivered 24/7 using Bureau Veritas online training program. The training content included OSHA safe work practices, 70E arc flash and shock hazard protection standards and an automated competency quiz. Arc Flash Study Bureau Veritas provided professional electrical engineering services to evaluate the electrical system of a manufacturing facility for an arc flash study. Information on utility services, transformers, switchgear, motor control centers, and one-line diagrams was collected and assessed. This arc flash information was compiled and evaluated to support the development of a comprehensive electrical safety program at the facility. Safe Work Instructions Bureau Veritas developed electrical safety work instructions for a client that manages multi-story, multi-tenant shopping malls and commercial high-rise buildings nationwide. The safe work instructions addressed live work on 277 volt lighting systems, and heating and air conditioning systems operating at up to 600 volts.

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FAQ
Can you help us on an on-call basis? Yes. Whether you need a specific technical specialty, program creation or implementation, staff to complement or supplement your internal staff, or part-time staff on an as-needed basis, let Bureau Veritas be your strategic consulting partner. With our depth of experts and ability to leverage our vast resources, we can integrate with your firms operation quickly and efficiently at whatever level you require.

CONTACT
888.357.7020 usinfo@us.bureauveritas.com www.us.bureauveritas.com/hse