Electrocution is the fifth leading cause of workplace fatalities in the U.S. One to two fatalities occur daily due to arc flash in North America. 97% of all electricians have been shocked or injured on the job.
These are alarming statistics!
Are you doing everything you can to mitigate electrical arc flash hazards in your workplace? This informational page details the electrical-related NFPA 70E and OSHA standards and regulations, and also provides answers to commonly asked electrical-related questions, electrical glove sizing guidelines, and much more.
Make sure you’re taking the proper precautions to ensure your workers’ safety! Also, be sure to download our free arc flash whitepaper, register for our special Arc Flash Qualified Worker training, and take advantage of this month’s special electrical-related promotions!
|1926.97(c)(2)(viii)||Electrical protective equipment shall be subjected to periodic electrical tests. Test voltages and the maximum intervals between tests shall be in accordance with Table E-4 and Table E-5.|
|29 CFR 1910.132 (d)(1)||Requires employers to perform a personal protective equipment (PPE) hazard assessment to determine necessary PPE.|
|29 CFR 1910.269 (l)(6)(iii)||Requires that employers ensure each employee working at electric power generation, transmission, and distribution facilities who is exposed to the hazards of flames or electric arcs does not wear clothing that could increase the extent of injury when exposed to such a hazard.|
|29 CFR 1910.335 (a)(1)(i)||Employees working in areas where there are potential electrical hazards shall use electrical protective equipment appropriate for the specific parts of the body for the work being performed.|
|29 CFR 1910.335 (a)(1)(iv)||Requires employees to wear nonconductive head protection whenever exposed to electric shock or burns due to contact with exposed energized parts.|
|29 CFR 1910.335 (a)(1)(v)||Employees shall wear protective equipment for the eyes or face wherever there is danger of injury to the eyes or face from electric arcs or flashes or from flying objects resulting from an electrical explosion.|
|29 CFR 1926.28 (a)||Employer shall require employees to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during construction work.|
Below we’ve provided answers to commonly-asked electrical arc flash questions.
When choosing electrical gloves, you measure your hand as you would other gloves (circumference of the widest part of the hand). While we only stock size large (9), x-large (10), and xx-large (11), we can special order electrical gloves down to a size medium (8). For half sizes, it is usually best to go up to the next size.
This whitepaper discusses the dangers of arc flash in the workplace, important electrical-related steps you should be taking to mitigate the potential for injury, and some scary alarming flash accident/injury statistics you should be aware of. Download it for free today!Download Arc Flash Whitepaper
Below is information about a variety of electrical-related services and trainings. To learn more about these options contact our Certified Safety Professionals toll-free at 800-462-1947 or email@example.com!
On Friday, June 14, we will be hosting a three-hour Arc Flash Qualified Worker Training at our Madison, Wisconsin headquarters. We’d like to invite you to join us for this specialized event!
The purpose of this session is to provide training on 2018 NFPA 70E to personnel who are required to function near or interface with energized electrical equipment. Lunch will be provided.
Students shall have completed an electrical apprenticeship or equivalent in order to meet OSHA’s definition of a Qualified Person and meet the requirements of 1910.332(b)(3) and 1910.333(c)(2).
The course agenda includes:
WHEN: June 14th, 2019 from 11:00am - 2:30pm (includes 30-minute break for FREE lunch)
Check out the case study below to learn more about a recent customized NFPA 70E Awareness Training we delivered.
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Conney also delivers Lockout/Tagout services and trainings. You can learn more about our services, by visiting our Safety Services page.