Presentation on theme: "Finding a Common Thread… Presented by: Paul Pinto, National Accounts, Protective Apparel ARC Flash Protection, 70E and PPE."— Presentation transcript:
Finding a Common Thread… Presented by: Paul Pinto, National Accounts, Protective Apparel ARC Flash Protection, 70E and PPE
P A G E 2 AGENDA What is NFPA 70E? What Changes in the new addition of NFPA 70E? What is an Arc Flash? Why FR Clothing? PPE and Service Solutions Questions?
P A G E 3 What is NFPA 70E? Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace Covers industrial personnel Electricians Maintenance workers Anyone who works on or near energized parts Chapter 1- covers Safety Related Work Practices Chapter 2- covers Safety Related Maintenance Requirements Chapter 3- covers Safety Requirements for Special Equipment Annexes provide additional and important information
P A G E 4 What Changes in the new addition of NFPA 70E?
P A G E 5 Changes in the NFPA 70E 2012 Addition Flame Resistant is now Arc Rated Employee Training Changes: Three Year Retraining intervals Electric Safety Auditing Documentation Requirements GFCI Requirements Call before you Dig Language Article 130 applies if you use tables or have a hazard analysis performed PPE required when working on Enclosed Electrical Equipment Hearing Protection is required within the Arc Flash Boundary Hand Protection must include “Heavy Duty” leather gloves 2* delineation is deleted 1 1 This is just a summary of changes
P A G E 6 What is an Arc Flash?
P A G E 7 A dangerous release of energy created by an electrical fault Release will contain: Thermal energy Acoustical energy Pressure wave Debris Variables that effect the size and energy of an electric arc flash are: Amperage Voltage Arc Gap Closure time Distance away from arc 3 phase vs. single phase Confined space
P A G E 8 Typical equipment that can cause an arc include: Motor Control Centers (MCC’s) Circuit Breakers Disconnects Metering Devices (remove – install) Panel Boards Switchgear (low and high voltage) Transformers
P A G E 9 Why is FR Clothing needed?
P A G E 10 Costs of an arc flash. 30,000 arcs, 7,000 burn injuries per year Over 2,000 people admitted to burn centers yearly with severe arc flash burns Burn treatment requires approx. 1.5 days hospitalization per % burn Average hospitalization is 19 days, at costs exceeding $18,000/day - many over $1,000,000
P A G E 11 Most severe burn injuries and fatalities are caused by non-flame resistant clothing igniting and continuing to burn Flame resistant clothing will self-extinguish, thus limiting the injury Body area under non-FR clothing is often burned more severely than exposed skin Burns What is a burn? A chemical process which progressively injures skin; severity relates to depth 1 st : redness, pain – not permanent 2 nd : blistering – skin will regenerate 3 rd : total skin depth destroyed. Will not regenerate – requires grafting 4 th : Underlying muscle damaged
P A G E 12 Survival Three factors: extent, severity, location -Extent expressed as % body surface reaching 2 nd and 3 rd degree. -Closely linked to survivability -Severity, location linked to quality of life
P A G E 13 Burn treatment requires approx. 1.5 days hospitalization per % burn Average hospitalization is 19 days, at costs exceeding $18,000/day Total hospitalization cost typically ranges from $200,000 to $750,000, with many over $1,000,000 -POLY/COTTON -100% COTTON Cost of an Arc Flash Injury
P A G E 14 NFPA 70E Hazard Risk Chart
P A G E 15 Simplified Two System Approach HRC 2HRC 4
P A G E 16 NFPA 70E – Simplified Approach ANNEX H SIMPLIFIED; TWO CATEGORY, FLAME RESISTANT (FR) CLOTHING APPROACH TABLE H.1 SIMPLIFIED, TWO CATEGORY, FLAME-RESISTANT CLOTHING SYSTEM
P A G E 17 Market Leading FR Fabric – INDURA Ultra Soft Complete Chain of Custody Control from start to finish Custom engineered specifications 88% cotton, 12% high tenacity nylon Ring-spun fibers Abrasion-resistant weave Highest quality dyes Multi-step INDURA ® technology Multi-step fabric softening Double-shrunk technology Lab-tested documentation throughout process After-sale technical support Market-Proven
P A G E 18 PPE and Service Solutions
P A G E 19 Rental Program Full service option Aramark buys, cleans and maintains all products Automatic replacement of products (upgrades) Helps Company Comply with ASTM 1449 Purchase Program Self service option Your Company buys - Employee cleans and maintains all products Employee is responsible for managing replacements Glove Program Gloves kits are provided with proper hand fit and class of glove Aramark calls locations every 6 months making personnel changes Automatic color rotation and replacement gloves are issued Program Delivery System Options
P A G E 20 Face Protection Voltage rated gloves Arc flash suits Custom Kits Insulated tools Outerwear FR clothing options Custom Kits PPE Purchase Program
P A G E 21 Care and Maintenance of FR Clothing and FR Arc Flash Suits (a) Inspection. FR apparel shall be inspected before each use…Protective items that become contaminated with grease, oil, or flammable liquids or combustible materials shall not be used. Care and Maintenance of FR Clothing and FR Arc Flash Suits (d) Cleaning, Repairing and Affixing Items. When FR clothing is cleaned, manufacturer’s instructions shall be followed to avoid loss of protection… the same FR materials used to manufacture the FR clothing to provide repairs…guidance in ASTM F 1506. NFPA 70E – 130.7 (13) (a) (d)
P A G E 22 1.2.2- …For best cleaning results and proper maintenance of the protective characteristics of flame, thermal, and arc resistant clothing the services of a professional processor is recommended. (See X1.1.) X1.1 …In addition, the end user must ensure the cleaning process used in home laundering follow the manufacturers recommended laundering procedures…for example, if chlorine bleach is used in home laundering, the flame, thermal, and arc resistant characteristics of some types of FR clothing can be compromised or eliminated… NOTE X1.1—Some soils containing potentially flammable materials such as solvents, oil, and other petroleum products may not be removed by home laundering…
P A G E 23 Questions? Paul Pinto National Accounts 330-286-3048 Paul.Pinto@Uniform.Aramark.com