The prevalent use of paints and coatings across many industries and organizations presents a variety of workplace hazards. In
many cases, selection and use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is necessary to help control exposures.
Respiratory and skin contact hazards are common across most applications. Depending on the type of paint or coating and
the specific use conditions, other hazards may be present. These can include fire and explosion hazards, electric shock, fall
hazards, excessive noise and other. Prior to selecting PPE for any painting operation, a hazard assessment completed by a
qualified health and safety professional is necessary to evaluate exposure risks potentially present.
This white paper aims to fill that knowledge gap byproviding introductory-level information about what arc flashes are, why they're so hazardous and what steps data center managers should take to safeguard their employees and infrastructure.
Meeting the needs of compliance standards while keeping your workers protected is a top priority for those in the electrical industry. There are a number of measures you can take to help keep your workers safe, starting with a sound personal protective equipment (PPE) program. In this new white paper, we detail the key changes found in the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E, and explain how daily wear PPE may help enhance both compliance and worker protection when compared to traditional task-based PPE.