We Are the National Electrical Contractors Association

The Voice of the Electrical Construction Industry. Learn More
Welcome back,

News Archive

NECA Releases 2015 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selector App

Oct 13, 2015

Based on 2015 NFPA 70E to Help Field and Office Personnel Stay Safe

NECA_PPE_App_2015_iconThe National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) announces the release of its 2015 Personal Protect Equipment (PPE) Selector App, based on the 2015 edition of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace and designed after NECA’s popular print publication, NECA's NFPA 70E PPE Selector.

The app is available for $9.99 in iTunes and Google Play stores for both mobile and tablet devices.

Visit necanet.org/PPEapp

    

“NECA is very excited about this version of the PPE Selector app and the information provided to personnel. By providing the rubber glove charts in addition to the clothing and equipment provided in PPE categories, an electrician can easily determine what he or she needs to wear while working around energized equipment," Wes Wheeler, NECA Director of Safety.

PPE_device

This popular guide was developed by NECA to assist the industry in understanding and applying the personal protective requirements of NFPA 70E and it has become one of NECA’s best-selling publications due to its practicality and design which facilitates employees make sure all safety work practices are applied. The content is based on the information contained in the standard. This guide is not designated as a replacement for the NFPA standard but only to serve as a quick reference for contractors working in the field.

NECA is very excited about this version of the PPE Selector app and the information provided to personnel. By providing the rubber glove charts in addition to the clothing and equipment provided in PPE categories, an electrician can easily determine what he or she needs to wear while working around energized equipment,” Wes Wheeler, NECA Director Safety.

This easy-to-use and informative app is meant to help electricians and supervisors determine the appropriate personal protective equipment to wear when there is a need to work around energized circuits.

By providing the Risk Assessment guidelines found in NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace for shock and arc flash hazards, personnel can now choose the right PPE for the tasks they will be performing.

Priced at $9.99, the new 2015 NECA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selector app is available for sale through the iTunes and Google Play stores for both mobile and tablet devices, visit necanet.org/PPEapp for more »

About NFPA 70E

It applies to all installations covered by the National Electrical Code (NEC). The purpose is to provide safe work practices to employees who work on these installations and includes those requirements critical to employee safety. The 2015 edition of the NFPA 70E is sure to bring more attention to protective clothing and equipment from Flame Resistant (FR) clothing to Arc Rated (AR) clothing.

Don’t get caught not wearing the appropriate protective clothing and equipment that could result in severe bodily injury or even death.