PPE requirements

Peter

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What are the PPE requirements, in regards to Arc Flash, when the incident energy rating is 0.061 cal/cm2 with an arc flash hazard boundary of 0.3ft?
 

Hugh Hoagland

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Very strange. Sounds like a bad label.

Technically anything below 1.2 cal/cm² has NO PPE requirements. The AFB is the point at which the worker could receive a 1.2 cal/cm² so anything unprotected inside that boundary would need PPE to cover that, in this case, that is likely only the hands. A tool or a test probe could keep the worker outside that boundary though. This is where a smart study that makes some of the risk assessment decisions before printing labels is a good investment.