Paul A Zoubek, CSP, CESCP, SMS is president with Zoubek Consulting, LLC in San Diego and is a nationally recognized consultant in the area of electrical safety. He provides expert advice in the areas of management and engineering control of electrical hazards for companies nationwide. He advises companies in the areas of engineering electrical hazard control, written electrical safety program development, and training. He has presented numerous training courses and written several articles on electrical safety/arc flash focusing on NFPA 70E.
NFPA 70E (Electrical Safety in the Workplace) continues to address the concept of risk assessment and mitigation. The 2018 edition introduces human error in the likelihood of an incident as part of the assessment. To address human error, qualified persons must be familiar with human performance concepts as they pertain to risk. In addition other factors that affect the likelihood variable in risk assessment must be addressed. This presentation will cover the overall risk assessment process as required by NFPA 70E focusing on the likelihood variable as it pertains to the most recent requirements.
- Define risk as it pertains to electrical safety.
- Identify causes of human error and its effects on job performance as a component of risk assessment and the likelihood variable.
- Use human performance tools provided in NFPA 70E, Annex Q when completing job site reviews.
- Utilize additional resources for determining the likelihood that arc flash will occur.