Arc Flash & Electrical Safety News

Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Being Prepared Involves Wearing the Right Clothing

This article, published in Electricity Today Magazine, provides a concise introduction to protective clothing for arc flash, why it is important, and what to look for in protective clothing. The article opens by stating:

In the fraction of a second it takes for an electric arc to occur, tremendous heat capable of igniting surrounding fires is created. Workers must be prepared for accidents, and the best way to be ready is to protect themselves with adequate clothing. Over the past 40 years, there have been significant advances in the manufacture of safety clothing for electricians."

"The way to be prepared is to be wearing the proper clothing. 100% cotton clothing continues to be the top choice, is the fabric of choice, but you need to be sure your cotton work clothes are treated with chemicals and certified to ensure fire resistance.

Learn more about clothing and arc flash safety in this article.

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