A member of the BP Process Safety Series developed as a complement to safety training, this text makes the perfect reference tool and training aid. The book increases the awareness of operators within the chemical and process industries, to the hazards of electricity and static electricity. It begins by describing how electrical and static electrical hazards can occur, before pointing out the potential hazards. This second edition includes a section on arc flash and blast hazards and two new incident descriptions covering storage tank filling hazards and lightning hazards. Using case studies of actual accidents to highlight the potential threats and explain the possible causes before giving potential safeguards, it raises the knowledge and awareness of operators to the dangers of electricity and static electricity, enabling them to spot hazards before accidents occur. The book concludes with a self-test section allowing readers to test their understanding of the information presented. An excellent introduction to the topic for students.