6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
INTRODUCTION. This chapter addresses the apparel and related protective
equipment that support electrical construction and maintenance, and the associated
requirements for their inspection and use. Always refer to manufacturer's instructions
for specific instructions when available.
INSPECTION OF APPAREL, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS HANDLING
All apparel, tools, and equipment used on the job must comply with this UFC,
as well as the applicable services and OSHA requirements. Regular inspections are
also necessary to prevent the use of defective items on the job. The authorized
individual-in-charge may, regardless of ownership, prohibit the use of any equipment on
the job which could be considered unsafe.
An initial inspection of tools brought on the job by a new worker must be
made by the authorized individual-in-charge. Use must be permitted only if the tools are
in good condition and conform to requirements of this UFC.
Inspections of tools and equipment that are used by an individual worker may
be made by the authorized individual-in-charge at any time. Use of employee owned
test equipment is prohibited.
Before a job is started, each worker must inspect protective apparel, tools,
ladders, scaffolds, ropes, and other materials handling equipment to be used. All items
must be suitable for their intended use and in good material condition.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE APPAREL.
Applicable Documents. The following documents provide minimum safety,
fire prevention, and occupational health requirements for protective clothing and
AFOSH Standard 91-10, Civil Engineering.
ANSI C2, National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), American National
EM 385-1-1, US Army Corps of Engineers Safety and Health