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There are two Oregon OSHA rules that set requirements for electrical protective equipment: 1910.137 (for general industry) and 1926.97 (for the construction industry), which have essentially the same requirements. Like any other type of PPE, electrical protective equipment is necessary when your employees are exposed to an electrical hazard that you cannot eliminate or control any other way. Also, like any other PPE, electrical protective equipment is only a barrier between the hazard and the worker. When the equipment does not properly fit a worker or the worker does not use it correctly, the worker risks exposure.

Employees working in areas where there are potential electrical hazards must be provided with, and must use, electrical protective equipment that is appropriate for the body and the work performed.

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  • NIOSH Arc Flash Awareness
    Arc Flash Awareness parts 1, 2, and 3 from NIOSH. An arc flash is the sudden release of electrical energy through the air when a high-voltage gap exists and there is a breakdown between conductors.
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