While water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities have sometimes been viewed as being outside the requirements of new arc flash standards, this perception is rapidly changing. Through the years, requirements for employee safety in the workplace have come under increasing government scrutiny. In particular, worker electrical safety is one of the latest and is still evolving. Although perceived as largely a liability issue, there are benefits to the w/ww industry of an electrical safety program that includes an arc flash hazard analysis. This paper will present some of the technical portions of the safety requirements and the potential benefits.