6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
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 8
cal/cm2 (33.47 J/cm2).
Other PPE for arc flash protection include:
Safety glasses (no metal frames) with side shields.
Arc flash rated safety harness (as required by AFOSH, OSHA or local
Do not wear metal jewelry (including but not limited to wristbands, watch
chains, rings, bracelets, necklaces, body jewelry and piercings) when working on or
near electrical equipment.
Do not wear clothing that could increase the extent of injuries when exposed
to electric arcs or open flames. Clothing made from acetate, nylon, polyester, and
rayon, either alone or in blends, cannot be worn as undergarments when working on or
near energized equipment of greater than 50 V. Military clothing such as BDUs and
DCUs, field jackets, field jacket liners, Gortex jackets and pants, Gortex fleece liners,
nylon cold weather gloves, nylon upper combat boots, chemical warfare suits, winter
parka, winter parka pants, all are polyester blend materials and not allowed to be worn
when working on or near energized equipment of greater than 50 V. Shorts are
prohibited and trousers must extend the full length of the leg.
Do not wear anything made of celluloid or other flammable plastic when
working near electric arcs or open flames. This may include cap visors, collars, and cuff
Do not wear loose clothing, dangling sleeves, or neckties when working on or
near moving machinery.
Do not wear garments equipped with metal slides or zipper fasteners, unless
the slide or fastener is effectively covered.
Coveralls should not be worn half-dressed where the top-half is wrapped
around the waist area.
SKIN PROTECTION. Provide protection for the worker's skin from toxic and
irritant substances where there is a possibility they can occur at the job site. Ensure
workers prevent injury by wearing suitable protective clothing. Keep protective
ointments, proper cleaners for the skin, and appropriate first aid remedies on hand.