Doesn't matter where this occurs. Unqualified persons, including engineers touching energized equipment, are required to down full flash gear with moon suit, face mask, & rubber gloves, tested & certified for the voltage level.Are rubber gloves required when using a clamp meter or voltmeter on open panelboards with voltage that is 240V or less? I'm an EE and, as I've been learning about electrical safety, I believe they are required, but I've never seen the electricians I work with wear them.
I've never found this satisfactory. Leather is skin, after all. "Clean", on a jobsite, is somewhere between temporary, unattainable and ludicrous. Likewise "dry": You sweat in the summer and it rains & snows in the winter.... they recommend clean dry leather gloves ...
IEEE Std 519™-2014Arc flash isn’t the question it’s shock. Shock fatalities are vastly greater than arc flash. Rubber gloves are required where you do not use insulated tools. See IEEE 519 which is what 70E is based on. There are three work methods. The third one is bare hands live line that is impractical at 240 V. Even 70E is confused on gloves since they recommend clean dry leather gloves for using 240 V plugs.
Ramsy - nakedDoesn't matter where this occurs. Unqualified persons, including engineers touching energized equipment, are required to down full flash gear with moon suit, face mask, & rubber gloves, tested & certified for the voltage level.
Qualified persons can do it naked.
That’s for high voltages. Like you stated, it’s for energized power lines. In the 50’s line voltages were getting above 300kV. Guys were still using wood poles for live line work or building redundant lines to work on them dead.IEEE 516. IEEE Guide for Maintenance Methods on Energized Power Lines
I know it sounds like it’s for utilities but OSHA and 70E refer to the same one.
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Ramsy - naked
Okay - I had to bleach my brain and my eyeballs
I'm back now
After reading Bob's post, I see there's no excuse for exposing naked digits.