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OSHA requires use of PPE & FR Clothing to reduce the risk of the burn and minimize the employee’s exposure to arc flash hazards. PPE refers to helmet, goggles, gloves or other clothes that are designed to protect employees from hazards. Click here to know more about the types of PPE & FR Clothing.

Text of OSHA Arc Flash

  • 1.Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/

2. Where are we today?

  • Federal Register Notice October 12 th
  • Delay effective date until January 1, 2003 for:
    • Criteria for recording work-related hearing loss
    • Definition of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)
    • Requirement to check the MSD column on the OSHA log
  • OSHA will continue to evaluate these provisions over the next year
  • OSHA has issued new forms that remove the hearing loss and MSD columns from the OSHA 300 Log and OSHA 300A Summary
  • All other provisions of the rule become effective on January 1, 2002

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 3. Organization of the Rule

  • Subpart A - Purpose
  • Subpart B - Scope
  • Subpart C - Forms and recording criteria
  • Subpart D - Other requirements
  • Subpart E - Reporting to the government
  • Subpart F - Transition
  • Subpart G - Definitions

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 4. Purpose (of the Rule)

  • To require employers to record and report work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses
    • Note: Recording or reporting a work-related injury, illness, or fatality does not mean the the employer or employee was at fault, an OSHA rule has been violated, or that the employee is eligible for workers compensation or other benefits.
  • OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and Workers Compensation are independent of each other

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 5. Subpart B - Scope

  • 1904.1 Small employer partial exemptions
  • 1904.2 Industry partial exemptions (see Appendix A to Subpart B for complete list)
  • 1904.3 Keeping records for other Federal agencies

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 6. Partial Exemption

  • Employers that arepartiallyexempt from the recordkeeping requirements because of their size or industry must continue to comply with:
    • 1904.39, Reporting fatalities and multiple hospitalization incidents
    • 1904.41, Annual OSHA injury and illness survey (if specifically requested to do so by OSHA)
    • 1904.42, BLS Annual Survey (if specifically requested to do so by BLS)

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 7. 1904.1 Size Exemption

  • If your company had 10 or fewer employees at all times during the last calendar year, you do not need to keep the injury and illness records unless surveyed byOSHAor BLS
  • The size exemption is based on the number of employees in the entire company
  • Include temporary employees who you supervised on a day to day basis in the count

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 8. 1904.2 - Industry Exemption

  • Allindustries in agriculture, construction, manufacturing, transportation, utilities and wholesale trade sectorsare covered
  • In the retail and service sectors, some industries are partially exempt
  • Appendix A to Subpart B lists partially exempt industries

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 9. 1904.2 - Newly Covered Industries

  • 553Auto and home supply stores
  • 555Boat Dealers
  • 556Recreational vehicle dealers
  • 559Automotive dealers not elsewhere classified
  • 571Home furniture and furnishing stores
  • 572Household appliance stores
  • 593Used merchandise stores
  • 596Nonstore retailers
  • 598Fuel dealers
  • 651Real estate operators and lessors
  • 655Land subdividers and developers
  • 721Laundry, cleaning, and garment services
  • 734Services to dwellings and other buildings
  • 735Miscellaneous equipment rental and leasing
  • 736Personnel supply services
  • 833Job training and vocational rehabilitation services
  • 836Residential care
  • 842Arboreta and botanical or zoological gardens

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 10. 1904.2 - Newly Exempted Industries

  • 525Hardware stores
  • 542Meat and fish markets
  • 544Candy, nut, and confectionary stores
  • 545Dairy products stores
  • 546Retail bakeries
  • 549Miscellaneous food stores
  • 764Reupholstery and furniture repair
  • 791Dance studios, schools, and halls
  • 792Producers, orchestras, entertainers
  • 793Bowling centers
  • 801Offices and clinics of medical doctors
  • 802Offices and clinics of dentists
  • 803Offices of Osteopathic Physicians
  • 804Offices of other health care practitioners
  • 807Medical and dental laboratories
  • 809Health and allied services, NEC

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 11. Recording Criteria

  • Subpart C - Recordkeeping Forms and Recording Criteria
    • 1904.4Recording criteria
    • 1904.5Work-relatedness
    • 1904.6New case
    • 1904.7General recording criteria
    • 1904.8Needlesticks and sharps
    • 1904.9Medical removal
    • 1904.10Hearing loss
    • 1904.11Tuberculosis
    • 1904.12Musculoskeletal disorders
    • 1904.29Forms

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 12. 1904.4 Recording Criteria

  • Covered employers must record each fatality, injury or illness that:
    • Is work-related, and
    • Is a new case, and
    • Meets one or more of the criteria contained in sections 1904.7 through 1904.12

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 13. 1904.5 Work-Relatedness

  • A case is considered work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition
  • A case is considered work-related if an event or exposure in the work environmentsignificantlyaggravated a pre-existing injury or illness
  • Work-relatedness is presumed for injuries and illnesses resulting from events or exposures occurring in thework environment

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 14. 1904.5 Work Environment

  • Thework environmentis defined as the establishment and other locations where one or more employees are working or present as a condition of employment
  • The work environment includes not only physical locations, but also the equipment or materials used by employees during the course of their work

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 15. 1904.5 Significant Aggravation

  • A pre-existing injury or illness issignificantlyaggravated when an event or exposure in the work environment results in any of the following (which otherwise would not have occurred):
    • Death
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Days away, days restricted or job transfer
    • Medical treatment

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 16. 1904.5 Exceptions

  • Present as a member of the general public
  • Symptoms arising in work environment that are solely due to non-work-related event or exposure
  • Voluntary participation in wellness program, medical, fitness or recreational activity
  • Eating, drinking or preparing food or drink for personal consumption

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 17. 1904.5 Exceptions

  • Personal tasks outside assigned working hours
  • Personal grooming, self medication for non-work-related condition, or intentionally self-inflicted
  • Motor vehicle accident in parking lot/access road during commute
  • Common cold or flu
  • Mental illness, unless employee voluntarily provides a medical opinion from a physician or licensed health care professional (PLHCP) having appropriate qualifications and experience that affirms work-relatedness

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 18. 1904.5 Travel Status

  • An injury or illness that occurs while an employee is on travel status is work-related if it occurred while the employee was engaged in work activities in the interest of the employer
  • Home away from home
  • Detour for personal reasons is not work-related

http://www.arcflashtrainings.com/arc-flash-osha/ 19. 1904.5 Work at Home

  • Injuries and illnesses that occur while an employee is working at home are work-related if they: