Protection from Flames and Electric Arcs
It is important to remember that all arc hazards are not equal.
By Pam Tompkins, CUSP, CSP, and Matt Edmonds, CUSP, CIT, CHST
According to OSHA, electric power generation, transmission and distribution workers face a significant risk of injury from burns due to electric arcs. Studies have concluded that a large percentage of arc-related incidents resulted in either a fatality or in extremely painful third-degree burns, which require skin grafts and leave permanent scarring. Based on these conclusions, OSHA adopted standards to address forms of personal...