6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
The required PPE clothing to meet arc flash requirements is Hazard Risk/Category 3,
rated for 25 cal/cm2 (104.6 J/cm2) [Recommend 25 cal/cm2 (104.6 J/cm2) coveralls for
ease of movement], and the following:
Hardhat with flame-resistant hard hat liner.
Flame-resistant single layer sock hood (not a switching or blast hood)
rated for a minimum of 12 cal/cm2 (50.2 J/cm2)
Leather or flame-resistant gloves. Where insulating rubber gloves are
used for shock protection, leather protectors must be worn over the rubber
Leather electrical hazard (EH) rated work shoes/boots.
Arc flash rated face shield properly attached to a hard hat designed to
accept a face shield. Minimum arc rating for the face shield shall be 12
cal/cm2 (50.2 J/cm2).
Other PPE for arc flash protection include an arc flash rated safety harness (as required
by AFOSH, OSHA, or local requirements).
Overhead Lines ≤35 kV Hot Stick Distance More Than 8 Feet.
This paragraph applies to overhead line work and other exterior pole-line work at a hot
stick distance greater than 8 ft (2.4 m) (overhead line voltage at 35 kV [nominal] or
below). Typical work activities include:
Gang-operated switch operation.
Outdoor disconnect switch operation.
Opening or closing fused cutouts
Current tests (with hook sensing head ammeter).
Installing temporary protective grounds.
Certain maintenance or repair action approved by the BCE in accordance
with AFI 32-1064 and documented in the energized work permit.