The need for a comprehensive, easy-to-use electrical safety program has never been more critical. NFPA 70E and OSHA regulations were established to protect workers from electrocution and arc flash hazards and to educate workers on the necessary protection against these hazards. For example, NFPA 70E specifies areas where arc flash protection is required for workers involved in servicing energized or potentially energized electrical equipment. All personnel within the defined limits must wear specified protective equipment, even on circuits as low as 50 volts.
Do You Know How Common Arc Flash Hazards Are?
A worker is injured from electrically induced causes every 30 minutes, mostly because of what is commonly known as an arc flash hazard. Simply put, an arc flash is a very large, short circuit that goes into the air. It can happen with or without the presence of a worker at any location where electricity is present, including utility lines and residential, industrial, and commercial facilities.
Why Are They Dangerous?
The temperature of an arc flash can reach 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is up to 4 times hotter than the sun. This means workers in potential arc flash environments need personal protection equipment that can withstand high heat without burning or losing its function and form. The byproducts of this explosive condition include a broad spectrum of electromagnetic energy, plasma, fragments, and a spray of molten materials. For workers on utility lines or suspended welding and hot work applications, working at height comes with its own set of risks and therefore, requires fall protection equipment 28% designed to withstand these hazards. A few root causes of this phenomenon include the presence of old or bursting equipment, the build-up of conductive dust, tools being misplaced, improper work procedures, or even a spider web that becomes humid and moist.
The NFPA 70E Standard and OSHA Regulations MUST be met, and Honeywell has made it easy to meet them. To ease the burden of meeting all the necessary safety standards and requirements, we’ve developed convenient Personal Protective Equipment Kits.
Helping To Meet Your Needs
Honeywell Industrial Safety is the most comprehensive provider of personal protective equipment (PPE) for all electrical workers. Honeywell arc flash and shock protection PPE kits meet the safety standards categorized in the PPE category for each job. Honeywell Industrial Safety electrical safety products are tested and comply with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards and regulations. Honeywell can provide the complete list of personal protective equipment needed to protect workers from electrical hazards as defined by OSHA regulations and the NFPA 70E standard for electrical safety in the workplace. Honeywell Industrial Safety is the world leader in live electrical safety PPE and tools. For over 150 years, our products have helped protect electrical workers from the hazards of their job.