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Q: Some of our workers want to wear metal eyeglass frames with side shields for doing electrical work.Is this allowed by OSHA or NFPA 70E?

A: (We wanted to play the Guess Who’s “These Eyes” while you were reading our response, but our copyright department nixed it!)

The question about conductive eyewear for electrical workers often arises. Let’s take a good long look at the subject[...]

Kinectrics announced that the newest release of their arc flash hazard analysis software – ARCPRO 3.0 – is available for sale worldwide.

The software is based on decades of experience in the field, including use by Kinectrics High Current lab for arc flash testing for customers throughout the world. It is the ONLY software specifically recommended for higher voltage arc flash determinations in the U.S. OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.269[...]

NFPA 70E – 2018® requires that the Job Safety Plan (JSP) be documented.
In order to understand the duration of the documentation retention, it is important to first understand what a JSP actually consists of. The standard requires that the following information be present[...]

Three recent events have spurred me to write a little about sharing incident investigations. OSHA delayed its rule on web-based incident reporting which could greatly increase the information on accident data to mine for tweaking regulations and for companys' best practice outcomes. The IEEE-ESW Construction Electrical Safety Workshop in Washington, D. C., provoked[...]

Three utilities provided gloves, sleeves, shirts and funding to complete arc flash testing to evaluate the use of Rubber Insulating Sleeves with AR Short Sleeved Shirts. ArcWear’s published report is below. ArcWear takes on important non-commercial studies for the cost of testing if a paper may be published on the results to aid the[...]

Electrical Safety Hour Video Series

This training video is ideal for anyone who operates switches or circuit breakers but is not required to open any electrical enclosures. Workers such as machine operators, mechanics, technicians, and their supervisors will benefit from this course.
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Based on NFPA 70E 2018
Our 8-hour low voltage qualified course focuses on electrical safety training for employees who work on 600V and less.

This low voltage qualified course goes beyond the theoretical to give attendees a complete understanding of the rules, regulations, and standards of electrical and arc flash safety and how to apply them in real-world situations.
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Working on or around 1 to 69kV industrial high voltage distribution systems requires qualification.

In this training, attendees learn what it means to be HV qualified and which electrical tasks can only be performed by a qualified person.
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This class is designed specifically for the needs of utility workers working with – or near – low or high voltage lines or equipment, or for those managing individuals in these environments. 
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