Arc-rated clothing & plant operations?

Poll created by Randy Glaze on Nov 16, 2017

Most industries don't allow plant operators to perform tasks such as racking breaker, changing fuses and inspections inside electrical cabinets with exposed conductors over 50 volts.  For those industries that do allow operations to perform these tasks, do they choose to go ahead and put these operators in arc-rated daily wear (shirt & pants) or, does the employer just require that they put on a set of arc-rated coveralls or 40 cal. suit each time this type of task is performed? What does your plant do?

Just looking for simple answers to help benchmark.

Thanks

Randy

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  • Does your industry require plant operators who perform tasks like breaker racking and other electrical tasks to be dressed in daily wear clothing that is arc-rated?
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  • Does your industry require plant operators who perform tasks like breaker racking and other electrical tasks to only wear arc-rated suit when performing these tasks?
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