If an arc flash occurs, it is critical that workers in the are kept safe by the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). OSHA requires workers to weat protective equipment for wherever danger of injury from electric arcs, flashes, and electrical explosions can occur. Arc flash PPE often includes leather gloves and shoes, a balaclava, safety glasses, etc. The type of arc flash PPE necessary is determined by calculating the minimum arc rating and matching it up with the right category.
This infographic breaks down the different categories for arc flash PPE and what is included in each. Remember, OSHA requires employers to provide the appropriate PPE to workers at no charge to them, so keep your workers safe and know what equipment they need!
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