Are pocket testers OSHA approved

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tdaug53

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Are the Fluke and Greenlee pocket testers OSHA approved? Our manger said to meet OSHA standards all testers must be able to detect exact voltage
 

tom baker

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Here is what I believe
Tic type tracers test for the presence of voltage. A voltmeter, with leads, tests for the absence of voltage. Ideally you would use both. Tic tracers have a fatal flaw and its important you recognize it.
I could see how one could get injured relying on a tic tracer
 

480sparky

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Here is what I believe
Tic type tracers test for the presence of voltage. A voltmeter, with leads, tests for the absence of voltage. Ideally you would use both. Tic tracers have a fatal flaw and its important you recognize it.
I could see how one could get injured relying on a tic tracer
Very important, yet often missed, word there. :grin:
 

buldogg

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Green Bay, Wisc.
Are the Fluke and Greenlee pocket testers OSHA approved? Our manger said to meet OSHA standards all testers must be able to detect exact voltage
My Fluke tester is rated 90-600vac, not acceptable when verifying no voltage. It's great for quick troubleshooting but not to verify for safe voltage levels.
 

sameguy

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New York
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Every time I put one into my pocket it beeps so ya they work great; tells me I have a pocket.
I would not trust it with my life I have a #61-040 Ideal hanging around my neck alot.
 

realolman

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Here is what I believe
Tic type tracers test for the presence of voltage. A voltmeter, with leads, tests for the absence of voltage. Ideally you would use both. Tic tracers have a fatal flaw and its important you recognize it.
I could see how one could get injured relying on a tic tracer
Would you please explain and expand upon that, because I for one don't know what you mean, and if it's that important, I think I should know.
 

Jim W in Tampa

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Tampa Florida
Would you please explain and expand upon that, because I for one don't know what you mean, and if it's that important, I think I should know.
Tickers dont always tick when there is voltage. They are built cheap. If it ticks you likely have voltage but not ticking does not mean is no voltage.
 
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