Health hazards associated with welding, cutting and grinding include eye and face impacts, arc radiation, inhalation of certain airborne contaminants, noise, heat stress, repetitive stress injuries, electrocution, fire and compressed gases.
Any work near live electrical circuits poses its share of risk, and electrical measurement jobs are no exception. In commercial and industrial settings today, electricians commonly work with circuits up to 600 V. Though officially classed as “low voltage,” these powerful circuits can deliver a deadly punch.
OSHA’s PPE standard has been in place for more than a decade and remains the primary regulation governing your PPE program. General requirements of the standard cover four major activities: (1) assessment, (2) selection, (3) training, and (4) verification.