I am working on updating and making our electrical safety training video more "interesting". I work for a larger company, we hire people a few dozen people a year plus retrain our people on safety related items yearly. We have gone to a video based training with a pc based test and hands on training to reduce, costs, injuries, and try to enforce how we feel about safety.

Does any one know of any decent free training videos I can use clips from or get ideas from? Or possibly any examples of Arc Flash incidents or people talking about them?

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There was an accident at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in about 2004 that is well documented by DOE in an official accident report. A technician was ordered to replace a breaker in a live three phase 440 volt circuit which blew up. The technician survived, but there is a photo of the shadow he left on the floor when the breaker bus bars partially vaporized. The report, with pictures, is entitled "Type A Accident Investigation, Electrical Arc Injury on October 11, 2004 at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, California". I have a copy (paper, sorry) and have extracted some of the pictures. DOE concluded Stanford was at fault for not powering down the system and putting scientific research above safety. Stanford's response was almost amusing. If the pictures would be useful, let me know and I'll pass them along. But, the DOE report ought to be available on-line somewhere. A search on Stanford Linear Accelerator Accident turns up a lot of hits.


Go to http://www.youtube.com/user/bin952 and select the Playlist button at top of page. then select "Industrial Eelectrical Safety" playlist. My favorite is the Rapping safety song. But all the videos in this play list are the most popular and have a lot of idea for creating great safety videos.



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