I understand the move from FR to Arc Rated but the addition of an Arc Rated Face Shield is confusing.
Roland, what is it about the arc rated face shield that you do not understand? I am sincerely interested in trying to provide you with a satisfactory answer to your question. Performing energized work has a number of potential hazards, primarily electric shock and arc flash. The PPE we select is intended to provide protection from injury's specific to each hazard. If for instance we have performed risk assessments for both shock and arc flash, and it is determined that no arc flash hazard exists then you you are not required to wear arc rated PPE. You must still consider the the shock hazard and select PPE accordingly.
Stephen Benton CESCP
Hi Roland, in case Steve´s response did not answer you doubt; An arc rated face shield means that the manufacturer should have tested the face shield according to ASTM F2178 and rated it accordingly to the ATPV cal/cm2 resistance/protection.
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