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 Post subject: PPE for Dust Facility
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:24 pm 
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Recently at the company I work for we had completed an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and training. I will try to help out whenever I can on Arc Flash as it can be tricky.

I do have a general question for the people in this forum. I work for a company that manufacturers toner. So the atmosphere is dusty but not overly dusty. Right now the employees wear polyester clothing when working in the plant. I was wondering what other companies are doing for PPE as a BMP in dusty atmospheres. Do you think polyester is fine for this atmosphere or are companies using all long sleeve cotton clothing for the atmosphere.

Thank You,

AJ


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:11 pm 
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OSHA strictly disalows meltable fabrics like polyester when a worker is potentially exposed to arc flash hazards. Been that way since 1994.


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