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Electrical Safety PPE Equipment

Electrical Safety PPE Equipment - Arc Flash

Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

• “NFPA 70E-2004 Table 130.7(C)(9)(a) is a proposed method by OSHA for establishing PPE Safety Equipment based on their minimum required arc ratings.”

• Employers must provide all available information that relates to the determination of existing characteristics and conditions.

FR and Arc Rate d Clothing

• FR clothing is defined as clothing that does not melt, ignite, or contribute to the injury of the wearer.

• Arc rated clothing is required whenever the calculated energy is greater than 2.0 cal/cm2.

• Arc rated clothing must cover the entire body with exception for hands, feet, and head protection.

• If employees face a single phase, open air exposure 9-12 cal/cm2, a face shield is required; exposures greater than 13 cal/cm2 require a faceshield + balaclava or arc rated hood.

• If employees face a three phase exposure 5-8 cal/cm2, a face shield is required; exposures greater than 9 cal/cm2 require a faceshield + balaclava or arc rated hood.

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