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?
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. Cheers, Mike.
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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 .334 .335