Today’s vast electrical grids require the dedication of a specialized workforce. Despite advancements, working with electricity is still hazardous.
So how do we keep them safe?
Electrical professionals, such as electricians and engineers, must handle electrical currents carefully and use specialized safety equipment to ensure their well-being. Nine days is the average missed from work because of an electrical accident. A third of electrical fatalities occur on industrial premises. While the largest share of injuries was seen in construction, 56% affected other industries, such as building/grounds maintenance, forestry, and management.
PROTECT YOURSELF WITH THE RIGHT PPE.
Explore our PPE offerings for Electrical Safety >
Electricians and power workers are often up on ladders and even greater heights to make repairs and inspect/maintain power lines and wiring. Our hard hats for electrical workers will meet the ANSI/ISEA Z89.1 Class E standard. Hard hats under this standard protect against falling objects and are intended to reduce the danger of contact with higher voltage conductors.
The newly launched Ridgeline XR7® helmet is designed for workers who spend time up high. Other hard hats that meet Class E are non-vented Ridgeline® Cap Style, Ridgeline® Full Brim, SL Series Cap Style, and SL Series Full Brim. Within head protection, dielectric adapters are also available. This allows workers to add dielectric accessories such as earmuffs and face shields to their hard hats.
Dielectric safety glasses protect the eyes from electrical arcs that can form when working with electricity and heavy machinery. A dielectric denotation indicates that the eyewear contains no metal parts that could conduct electricity. Beyond electricians, it can also be useful to welders. We offer a variety of dielectric eyewear options.
Though not always a requirement when working with electricity, hearing protection can sometimes be beneficial. Most earmuffs and earplugs are great electrical safety equipment options, but metal-detectable earplugs should be avoided. We will soon be launching a new dielectric passive muff!