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#151142 - 07/06/06 12:32 PM OSHA Electrical Safety question
mikecj Offline
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Registered: 07/06/06
Posts: 1
Loc: Alpharetta, GA USA

1910.335 requires employers to provide face and eye protection to
employees "wherever there is a danger of injury from electric arcs or
flashes or from flying objects resulting from electrical explosion.

My question is what are the conditions necessary to create an electric
arc, arc flash, or an electrical explosion?



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#151143 - 07/08/06 03:35 AM Re: OSHA Electrical Safety question
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Hi Mike,
Welcome to ECN!.
I would be looking at having more than eye and face protection, if I was in a situation where an arc flash could occur.
All that is required to cause an arc fault is say a tool slipping (screwdriver or spanner), or a tool falling onto some live equipment.
If this doesn't help at all, please ask more questions, we have a good knowledge base here.
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#151144 - 07/08/06 04:12 AM Re: OSHA Electrical Safety question
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
It might help if you follow the link I will provide at the bottom of the post to OSHA

The link will take you to OSHA standard interpretations in the "Text Search" field type in "1910.335" and you will find 16 standard interpretations about that section.

They are not all that helpful, just like when is wearing a hard hat required?

When something might fall on your head

Thanks that is helpful.

OSHA Standard Interpretations

[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 07-08-2006).]
Bob Badger
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#151145 - 07/09/06 04:35 PM Re: OSHA Electrical Safety question
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Mikecj, you bring up a good point. Training in 29CFR1910.331 through .335 in nothing short of mandatory in the US. These sections involve both “qualified” and “unqualified” workers. See: .331
.332 .333

And don’t forget LO/TO.. .147

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