A User's Guide to Electrical PPE

A User's Guide to Electrical PPE

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: Jones & Bartlett Learning

: 9780760000000

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$79.95

This Comprehensive and Thorough Guide Helps Keep You Safe On The Job!

 

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is the final barrier between the electrical worker and possible injury or electrocution. Developed as a practical, easy-to-use reference, A User's Guide to Electrical PPE skillfully defines and discusses the various types of equipment and components that provide protection from electrical hazards. Leading safety expert and Chairman of the NFPA 70E Committee, Ray A. Jones expertly describes the construction, testing, and storage requirements for personal protective equipment defined by consensus standards so users are able to identify what PPE is available, the purpose of each type of PPE, how to select PPE for specific jobs, and how to care for PPE to ensure its reliability.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is the final barrier between the electrical worker and possible injury or electrocution. This book defines and discusses equipment and components that provide protection from electrical and other hazards associated with performing electrical work tasks. The book describes PPE, including its construction, testing, and storage requirements defined by consensus standards. It is an in-depth guide for workers that helps them understand what PPE is available for what purpose, how to select PPE for the job, and how to take care of their PPE so that it can protect them. 

 

Chapter 1     Introduction to Electrical PPE
The Hazard/Risk Analysis
PPE Defined
OSHA and Electrical PPE
PPE Ratings
Multiple Uses
Relationship to Injuries
Strategies for Acquiring PPE
PPE Certification and Approvals

Chapter 2     Prevention from Shock and Electrocution
Approach Distances
The Shock and Electrocution Hazard
Ratings and Standards
Mitigating the Hazard
Electrical Safety Standards
Types of Protection

Chapter 3     Protection from Arc Flash
Introduction to FR-Rated Protection
FR Clothing
Calculating Incident Energy
Selecting and Wearing Protective Apparel
Selecting Flame-Resistant PPE

Chapter 4     Protection from Arc Blast
Arc in Open Air or Enclosure
Pressure Wave
Protective Materials

Chapter 5     General Protection from Electrical Injuries
Voltmeters
Hard Hats
Spectecals (Safety Glasses)
Face Shields and Viewing Windows
Voltage-Rated Hand Tools
Safety Grounds (Clusters)

 

Ray A. Jones, PE

Industrial electrical safety has become a passion for Ray and Jane Jones. As a professional electrical engineer, Ray came to understand that electrical safety processes associate with people are more important than those associate with installations and equipment. He and Jane spend their time communicating that message. A User's Guide to Electrical PPE is their fifth book on electrical safety.

Ray has served on several national consensus committees and panels and chairs the NFPA 70E Technical Committee. He has authored many published articles in industry journals and has presented numerous papers and tutorials at technical conferences, all focused on electrical safety issues. Ray retired from DuPont after 35 years of service working with industrial electrical systems and installations.

Jane G. Jones

Jane G. Jones is an editor, author, and technical writer. She has authored and edited numerous technical journal articles and has been the technical writer for various codes and standards associated with electrical safety.

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