Category: Burning Questions
Burning Questions
by , on April 20, 2018
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Question: The OSHA 1910.269 Standard says Fall Protection Equipment have to be FR, is this the same as Arc Rated? Answer: In OSHA 1910.269 and Subpart V, While a harness isn’t part of the arc rated body protection as specified in OSHA 1910.269(l)(8) “Protection from flames and electric arcs.” A harness is worn to protect the...
by , on April 8, 2018
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Question: Can we expect some arc blast-rated PPE to arrive in the near future? Answer: Neither e-Hazard nor ArcWear know of anyone developing PPE for arc blast. To look at Arc Blast and how it could relate to PPE, ArcWear and e-Hazard researched another paper this year measuring the force (N) on an impact plate from...
by , on February 21, 2018
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Q: Regarding Arc Flash Hazard footwear — leather boots are recognized as adequate protection for hazards >12cal. What about insulated heavy rubber (“Mickey Mouse”) work boots? A: Rubber insulating boots (DI) boots meeting ASTM F2413 (DI) are tested for boot characteristics and for DI characteristics. This is done by using ASTM F1116 Standard Test Method...
by , on February 14, 2018
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Q: Why does the selection of FR/AR clothing by PPE Category (or HRC) not work with the incident energy (IE) analysis? A: In 2018 the PPE Categories are still for use with the Task Tables 130.7(C)(15)(a) and 130.7(C)(15)(b). Using the Task Tables to pick PPE systems will overdress the worker for the energy since the Task...
by , on February 6, 2018
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Q: Is there a standard written format for completing a task job hazard analysis for electrical tasks? A: Don’t know of any. We have most of the info you would need on our EEWP Form. I’ve attached it here. You can feel free to use or modify it. This is our 2015 version, and I don’t...