Working Distance: The 5 Things You May Be Doing Wrong
We all know that wearing PPE and being mindful of the knowledge acquired during safety training are essential to maintaining a hazard free work area. But what about working distance? In the engineering community, you often hear people say “Before I had this safety knowledge, I can’t believe I…” and the ”I” is usually followed with a story about a situation in which they were too close and could’ve been killed. Understanding the Arc Flash working distance in Arc Flash reports and on Arc Flash warning labels and maintaining the suggested distance is just as important as wearing a protective hood or making sure your gloves are in proper condition. The following article from Electrical Contractor magazine by Jim Phillips discusses the importance of understanding working distances, especially when trying to mitigate Arc Flash hazard risks.