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 Post subject: arc rated work glove recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:07 am 
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I'm told leather is too slippery when wet, so I'm looking for a good grippy arc rated glove. Anyone have a recommendation? For use when insulating gloves are not required. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: arc rated work glove recommendation
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:17 am 
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These are what I wear when surveying. Got them from Grainger. Some guys I work with have recently gotten a little newer and better version.

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 Post subject: Re: arc rated work glove recommendation
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:45 am 
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We've tried those now, plus some other similar looking gloves. For line clearance work, they last about a day. Looks like we will need to carve out some task based exceptions based on the likelihood of initiating an arc versus the hazard of climbing with slippery leather. Has anyone dealt with this or have sample language?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:40 pm 

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Have a look at these they are 12cal with a cut resistance of level 5


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 Post subject: Re: arc rated work glove recommendation
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:37 am 
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stevenal wrote:
We've tried those now, plus some other similar looking gloves. For line clearance work, they last about a day. Looks like we will need to carve out some task based exceptions based on the likelihood of initiating an arc versus the hazard of climbing with slippery leather. Has anyone dealt with this or have sample language?


Agreed those don't hold up well even for other types of work. I go right through them in about a day without climbing poles.

I don't think I've ever seen gloves other than leather or rubber+leather protectors for pole climbing work. Your hands though are really just manipulating the belt and pulling it up with you as you climb on the gaffs. Flipping the belt is kind of a two handed operation, and that's not very rough. Once you get to the working space if you're working energized, you've got leather and rubber gloves on. If you're working dead the lines must be grounded AT the working space (equipotential grounding) so that the voltage at the working space is zero and thus arc flash can't happen, so there is no arc flash hazard. The only other case I can think of is hot stick work while on the pole such as while attaching the temporary grounding in the Western US where rubber gloves are not normally used for stick work unlike the Eastern US where they are. But in that case at least for my crews we found we were always outside the arc flash boundary with stick work so it never mattered...just adjust the working distance from 15" out to maybe 1-2 feet shorter than the stick itself.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:52 am 
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When I speak of line clearance work, I'm referring to vegetation management. No grounding or switching are performed by these workers, but they do get close to energized lines.


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