In an industrial setting, personal protective grounding is something that can be easily overlooked. It is also something that is widely misunderstood.
In fact, in most places temporary protective ground cables are not even thought of as PPE, but that is exactly what they are! Notice the title refers to personal protective grounding, well you are the person and it’s for that very reason you need to understand these next few concepts.
Lets see what's really going to make an impact on the way you do things. In this article, I'll go over the 3 changes to NFPA70E that will have the biggest impact on you and what you need to do about them.
This weeks topic, Do electrician’s rubber insulating gloves offer any protection from Arc Flash? Interestingly enough, even though you probably won’t find a label on the glove that says so, rubber insulating gloves used in conjunction with leather protectors do offer sufficient protection from arc flash burns.
Once you’ve determined whether or not you will be faced with an Arc Flash Hazard, you’ve carefully reviewed all the steps of the job, you have your tools required, and have selected any necessary equipment to get the job done, then it’s time to choose your Arc Flash Personal Protective Equipment (Arc Flash PPE).
But what do you need to consider before you pick it out? Well, we have chosen 3 key concepts to look at before you don the “space suit” and march out for lift-off.
Whileteaching a group of electrical workerswhy one task is considered an arc flash risk and another task is not (even while performed on the same equipment under the same environmental conditions) we came to the realization that there is one key factor in arc flash risk assessment…