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Is PPE required when working on 120-volt circuits?

One of the more common tasks for an industrial electrician is to troubleshoot energized terminal points in 120-volt control panels. When machines stop running this is usually the first place we turn to determine the problem. Although the equipment in these panels is...

Basics of Arc Rated Clothing Layering

Wearing arc rated clothing over the top of other arc rated clothing is commonly referred to as layering. Layering can be an effective way of increasing protection from arc flash hazards while providing a higher level of employee comfort. However, the layering of arc...

When 500V gloves are not good enough for 480V work

Rozel recommends that electrical workers wear class 0 (1,000-volt max use) rubber insulating gloves when working within the restricted approach boundary of exposed energized electrical conductors or circuit parts operating at a nominal voltage of 480 volts. This often...