LIVES HANG IN THE BALANCE
An arc flash is a powerful and dangerous occurrence where an electric current leaves its anticipated path and travels from phase to phase, or phase to ground. Most injuries caused during an arc flash are a result of wearing flammable (non-flame-resistant) clothing that ignites and burns against the skin. The amount of energy that workers could be exposed to varies greatly, so the level of protection that the clothing provides must match. That’s why having the proper FR clothing is so critical for workers. Bulwark® Protection provides a wide range of FR clothing that not only protects but is also comfortable and durable.
The best defense for you and your team is to stay educated on how you can reduce injury in the case of an arc flash. The Bulwark Protection PPE experts provide a wide range of tools and resources on how to select the right FR and tips on how to properly implement a safety program.
- OSHA 1910.269
- Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR Clothing
- NFPA 70E
- Arc Rating Calculator
CLOTHING THAT EXCEEDS THE STANDARDS
The arc flash hazard affects all who work in and around energized electric equipment. It’s critical to make sure that all workers exposed to this highly dangerous hazard are protected with arc rated clothing.