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In the Bucket: Arc Rated vs. FR and Everything Arc Flash

May 13, 2015In the Bucket: Arc Rated vs. FR and Everything Arc Flash

Q1: What’s the difference between FR and Arc Rated clothing?

A: All Arc Rated fabrics are FR, but not all FR fabrics have been Arc Rated - arc rating measures the insulation of FR fabrics to arc flash.*

*Source: http://www.westex.com/the-difference-between-ar-and-fr/

Q2: How do I clean my arc flash equipment and how often?

A: Your arc flash equipment should be cleaned by a professional arc flash cleaning service. DO NOT attempt to wash your arc flash equipment in a laundry machine – the detergent and cycle could damage the integrity of your gear. A good reminder is to clean your gear at the end of each season to ensure the comfort and longevity of your arc flash equipment. For information on LTL’s Arc Flash Clothing cleaning services, click here. Call an LTL Product Specialist today for details or to schedule your arc flash apparel cleaning and repair drop-off. 

Q3: How do I clean my face shields?

A: Wash the face shield with a mild detergent and water, then rinse and dry with a soft cloth or chamois. If required, remove the inner lens at the tab inside top corner and disassemble the frame at the joints. The frame and pivot mechanism is not user serviceable, however, these components can be cleaned by washing with a mild detergent under running water then rinsing and allowing to air dry.

Q4: Is a balaclava required to be worn under the Arc Rated face shield in an HRC (Hazard Risk Category) 2? 

A: The reason for wearing the balaclava is for full head protection from the unlikely event of an electrical arc. An arc rated balaclava shall be used with an arc rated shield when the back of the head is within the arc flash boundary. This is a requirement of CSAZ462-15 table 5 and annex H table H-2.

Q5: What is the difference between an arc flash fall protection harness and a no metal or no metal above the waist fall protection harness?

A: An arc flash harness is generally made of a Kevlar/Nomex material and is designed to be used where an arc flash is present. The main difference between the two is that the Arc Rated harness webbing (shoulder, leg and chest straps) is made from material that is Arc Rated. The other harness has no metal/no-metal-above-the-waist, covered buckles, etc., and is made of standard materials, hence not Arc Rated.

A no metal/no-metal-above-the-waist harness is designed to reduce the potential of accidental contact with conductive or energized components being worked on. Harnesses used for this application are designed with a webbing d-ring instead of a metal d-ring on the back; the metal buckles below the waist are generally insulated from the work by a leather pad. Higher end versions of this style harness are made with the standard metal buckles and d-ring’s, but have a protective PVC coating to prevent accidental contact. Arc flash and no metal/no-metal-above-the-waist harnesses are available separately, or can be combined into a no metal/no-metal-above-the-waist arc flash harness.

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These harnesses help provide fall protection for the worker and enable him to position himself at the work station, with a GRILLON lanyard, for example. Additionally, they are specifically designed to facilitate vertical progression on rail or cable-based fall protection systems.

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Optimal comfort in all work phases

Comfortable work positioning

range VOLT focus

The wide, semi-rigid waistbelt offers excellent lumbar support in work positioning situations. Additionally, its lightweight, breathable construction maximizes air flow.

 

Comfortable for vertical progression with a rail or cable-based fall protection system

range VOLT focus

For vertical progression with a rail or cable-based fall protection system, the LADDER CLIMB attachment point allows for ventral attachment of the trolley. It distributes the load on the waistbelt and thus ensures optimal comfort during progression. In case of a fall, this attachment point automatically moves upward to a sternal position to ensure a vertical post-fall body position.

 

Quick and easy donning

EASYFIT design

range VOLT focus

The VOLT harnesses are quick-donning, thanks to a vest that helps them keep their shape. They have FAST automatic buckles on the waistbelt and leg loops, making the harness very easy to don with both feet on the ground.

 

 

Ease of use

Ergonomic stowage of MGO connectors

range VOLT focus

The MGO connectors on ABSORBICA fall arrest lanyards can be stowed on each shoulder strap. The user is thus unhindered by the lanyard, and the connectors stay within reach. In case of a fall, a system releases the MGO connectors to allow the absorber to be deployed.

 

Folding side attachment points

range VOLT focus

Side attachment points can be folded down to prevent them snagging accidentally when not in use.

 

Choosing your VOLT harness

For work in position

range VOLT focus

  • The VOLT harness has a wide waistbelt with equipment loops on the back for easy organization of work tools.

For work inside wind turbine towers

range VOLT focus

  • The VOLT WIND harness has dorsal wear protectors, to reduce wear on the straps when moving about inside a wind turbine tower.

 

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Petzl VOLT harness accessory

Seat for greater comfort in suspension with the VOLT harness

Seat installs in the two side slots of the VOLT harness for greater comfort in prolonged suspension.

 

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Lineman Fall Protection

The work of a lineman is dangerous because they are often working on high voltage electrical systems high up in the powerlines.  It is crucial for linemen to always be following the proper safety protocols and using the right equipment to protect themselves, including fall protection equipment.  A lineman may find themselves regularly climbing utility poles between 40 and 100 feet.  A fall from these heights can be extremely dangerous and even deadly.

In 2014, OSHA passed new fall protection regulations that require all utility workers to use fall protection when they climb above a height of 4 feet.  These regulations were put in place to protect all utility workers from falls in every workplace, no matter what task they are performing.  Under these regulations, employers are responsible for ensuring their employees use fall protection and providing the proper personal fall protection equipment.

In this guide, we will discuss what fall protection is and why it is important, the history of fall protection, and lineman fall protection equipment.  At Divergent Alliance, we supply personal fall protection equipment to help businesses across the Unites States  and in the Chicago area keep their employees safe.  We carry lineman fall protection equipment from top suppliers including Buckingham Manufacturing and SafeWaze.

What is Fall Protection?

Fall protection is a general term that refers to the actions and equipment that help protect linemen and utility workers from falls.  Fall protection equipment for linemen generally includes the following:

Lineman Fall Protection Harness
  • Full body harnesses or belts with integrated harnesses: Full body harnesses include straps over the thighs, waist, pelvis, chest, and shoulders to evenly distribute the force of a fall arrest.
  • Lifelines: Lifelines are flexible lines that connect the body harness to the anchor. Self-retracting lifelines are deceleration devices that allow for controlled ascension and descension and they lock automatically in the event of a fall.
  • Lanyards: Lanyards are a flexible type of rope or strap that connect the harness to a lifeline, anchor, or deceleration device.
  • Connectors: Connectors are used to connect the various parts of a fall protection system together, including lanyards and lifelines to body harnesses and anchors. Carabiners are common connectors.
  • Anchors: Anchors are points of attachment that secure lifelines, deceleration devices, and lanyards.
  • Wood Pole Climbing Fall Protection | Pole straps: Pole straps wrap around a pole and attach to the waste of a worker to keep them near the pole. These are used mostly for working on utility poles.

Under the latest OSHA regulations, full body harnesses, or at least belts integrated into a harness, are the acceptable options.  Body belts are no longer permitted to be used for fall arrest as these belts only provide fall arrest at the waist.  In a fall, arresting the fall at the waist can cause additional bodily harm to the lineman.  There is also a risk of falling out of the body belt.

There are three main types of acceptable fall protection systems that can be used according to OSHA’s regulations: personal fall arrest, work-positioning, and fall restraint.  It is the responsibility of a company to determine which fall protection system to use based on the task and work environment.  Employers must understand the strengths and weaknesses of each system and ensure that their employees are using the proper fall protection system when performing the job.

The following is a description of each type of system:

  1. Personal fall arrest system: This system works by arresting a worker in a fall from a walking-working surface. With this system, workers must wear a full body harness that is connected to an anchor, usually via a shock-absorbing lanyard.  A combination of body harnesses, lanyards, lifelines, and deceleration devices can be used for a proper personal fall arrest system.  This system should also be used by workers that are working in a bucket or basket.
  2. Work-positioning system: Work-positioning systems are used to keep a worker safely suspended when working on an elevated vertical surface such as a wall or utility pole while keeping their hands free. This system consists of a body harness and pole strap to keep them close to the pole, as well as a lifeline to help keep the worker elevated.  Self-retracting lifelines are deceleration devices that allow workers to ascend and descend at a controlled rate and they lock up automatically when a fall occurs to arrest the fall.
  3. Fall restraint systems: This system is used in lower risk situations to protect workers who are working on an elevated surface such as a roof. Fall restraint systems consist of harnesses and lanyards that prevent workers from walking into a hazardous area where a fall can occur.  If an elevated surface is not as stable as a surface like the roof of a building, a fall arrest system should be used instead.

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History of Lineman Fall Protection

We have come a long way when it comes to fall protection and regulations requiring fall protection.  As recently as the first half of the 20th century, there were little to no regulations concerning fall protection.  This is most evident in the famous photograph of workers eating lunch while sitting in a row on a girder high in the air during the construction of the Empire State Building with no safety devices in use.

There was virtually no regulation for fall protection until the establishment of the occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1971.  Before this, it was up to individual workers to take measures for their safety as employers were not held accountable for the working conditions of their employees.  Workers began using various forms of fall protection in the 1920s and it wasn’t until OSHA was created that industry safety standards appeared.  Since OSHA’s inception, fall protection standards have continued to evolve to protect the safety of workers like linemen who work at high altitudes.

The first fall protection equipment that was used were body belts that were adapted from rock climbers to be used in elevated work environments.  By the 1970s, workers were securing their body belts to two safety lanyards and using a tie-off system to ensure fall arrest, even if one lanyard broke.  The problem with the body belt is that a worker had to fall horizontally to safely arrest a fall.  If they did not fall in this way, they could slip out of the body belt.

In the 1940s, some workers started using safety harnesses based on those used by paratroopers in World War II.  The safety harnesses provided better fall protection than the body belts and they became the standard by the 1990s.  Full-body harnesses were bulky at first, but the design improved over the years to make them more lightweight, comfortable, and adjustable.  In 2011, safety harnesses were redesigned by ergonomics experts, mechanical engineers, and industrial engineers to make them more comfortable.

Fall Protection Regulations

When OSHA was established in 1971, addressing the issue of fall protection was one of their first priorities.  OSHA collected data that helped them develop safety regulations and employers began to take responsibility for providing fall protection equipment for their employees.  In 1994, the Subpart M Fall Protection Standard required employers to provide their employees with OSHA compliant fall protection systems when working on surfaces 4-6 feet or higher off the ground.

The regulations passed by OSHA in 2014 make a couple of changes to the 1994 regulations.  The first major change is that every lineman or worker must use fall protection when working at heights of 4 feet or higher.  The old regulations stated that fall protection equipment was not required unless workers were higher than 6 feet when working on poles and similar structures.  The new regulations make this height 4 feet no matter what the surface.

The other major change is to the fall protection exceptions.  Under previous regulations, workers were able to use body belts under certain situations, such as accessing a crossarm or climbing steel poles.  The new regulations require body harnesses to be worn at all times by linemen no matter their work surface.  The only way there can be an exception to using fall protection equipment is if an employer can demonstrate that it is more dangerous for their workers to climb with fall protection equipment than without it.  For this exception, employers must do a thorough evaluation of the workspace and present evidence for their finding.

Why are Fall Protection Regulations Important?

Even though pole climbing fall protection equipment can prevent injuries and save lives, there is a problem with workers failing to use fall protection.  Falls from height are the top cause of workplace deaths in the construction industry and failure to use proper fall protection is the most frequent OSHA violation.  The 2014 OSHA regulations were put into place to increase compliance among workers and help prevent injuries and workplace deaths.

While new regulations and additional fall protection training has helped increase compliance, non-compliance is still an issue.  Whenever a lineman does not use fall protection, even at relatively low heights, they are putting themselves at risk for injury or worse.  The main reasons cited for not using fall protection equipment are that the harnesses are heavy or uncomfortable, too hot, or in the way of doing the job.  This has led to the development of ergonomic harnesses that are safer, more comfortable, and less bulky so they are not as hot or in the way.

With the latest OSHA regulations, increased training, and improved fall protection equipment, we hope that compliance within the industry increases so that all linemen are protected when they work.

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Under the latest OSHA regulations, it is the employers who are responsible for providing their employees with the proper fall protection equipment.  Compliance with these regulations will help prevent serious injuries or death and avoid possible OSHA citations.

At Divergent Alliance, we provide OSHA compliant personal fall protection equipment and lineman tools for linemen and utility workers across the Unites States and in the Chicago area.  We offer fall protection equipment that includes harnesses, connectors, anchors, lanyards, and lifelines from the top manufacturers of the industry including Buckingham Manufacturing and SafeWaze.

When you work with Divergent Alliance, you can trust that you are getting the best fall protection equipment available to protect your employees.

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    American Safety prioritizes lineman safety. To help ensure you are safe on the job, we have wide selection of harnesses and lanyards. We offer adjustable rope positioning straps, shock absorbing lanyards, adjustable positioning straps and lanyards, tool lanyards, retracting lifelines, arc flash harnesses, wind energy harnesses, gas welding harnesses, construction harnesses, tower climbing harnesses, vest style harnesses, full body harnesses, Fallsafe reflective harnesses, fall protection harnesses, Safewaze harnesses, and suspension trauma safety straps. We offer harnesses and lanyards from Bashlin, Buckingham, DBI-Sala, Delta, Ergodyne, Exofit, Fallsafe, Jelco, Nano-Lok, Safewaze, and Shockwave.

     

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