by , on February 27, 2017
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Question: What is the recommended testing cycle for a 40 Cal arc flash suit? I have a technician requesting the testing schedule of 40-cal suits. Are there required tests for arc flash suits in ASTM F1506, ASTM F2178, OSHA or NFPA 70E? Answer: There are none. Arc flash suits do not provide any shock protection. Shock...
by , on February 24, 2017
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Q: Does winter wear or rainwear worn by an electrical worker have to be AR or just FR? A: Standards including NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910.269 require garments not to increase burns in the event of an arc flash. Both prohibit melting materials like polyester and nylon from being worn unless they are arc rated...
by , on January 26, 2017
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One electrical worker has died and another is still in the hospital following a shock incident and subsequent fire in Amarillo, Texas, a few days ago. Roper Copelin, 30, died early Sunday morning at the University Medical Center Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center in Lubbock, TX. Mr. Copelin’s boss is being treated for smoke...
by , on January 5, 2017
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Question: Your company provided training for us earlier this year, and I was hoping that you could help us with an electrical PPE question I had. The PPE requirements for a hazard risk category 1 state that an arc rated face shield is required. Under the footnotes in the HRC table, it states that the...
by , on December 15, 2016
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Q: We understand that OSHA 1910.269 recommends and NFPA 70E requires Arc Rated shirts to be tucked in. We are an electric utility cooperative. If an AR (Flame Resistant, Arc Rated) t-shirt is worn that matches the hazard and the AR t-shirt is tucked in and an outer AR shirt is also worn, primarily for...
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