Technical paper examines shock hazards, prevention
EP&T MagazineCircuit Protection Electronics circuit protection
Littelfuse provides insights and data about the dangers and best practices to keep workers safe
Littelfuse Inc., an industrial technology manufacturing company, released a technical paper focused on prevention through design with special-purpose ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). The paper describes the hazards of electrical shock and the best prevention methods and products that help keep workers safe from serious injuries and death caused by electrical shock.
This technical paper focuses on GFCIs for commercial and industrial applications and addresses the following:
- How electrical shock affects the human body
- How GFCIs work
- Different GFCIs and special-purpose GFCI (SPGFCI) classes and their respective applications
- How GFCI protection is different than equipment ground-fault protection
- National Electrical Code (NsC) GFCI standards and applications where GFCIs are required
- Additional applications where GFCIs are essential due to potential electrical shock hazards
“Electrical shock causes numerous fatalities every year, and even minor shocks can result in long-term injuries involving psychological and or physical symptoms,” said Mark Pollock, global product manager, Littelfuse Industrial Business Unit. “GFCIs are one of the most effective preventative measures against electrical shock because they actively react to irregular electrical conditions by cutting off power which can help assure the safety of workers.”
To download the technical paper, click here.
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