Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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Arc flash? I do a lot of welding… most of it MIG. dont even talk to me about arc flash. Ever have sand thrown in your eyes?
We call it welder's flash, and it temporarily burns the retina of your eyes. Mind you, all folks are different, and it probably takes a bit more than a momentary flash to do damage, even temporary damage. However, the flash is loke a flash bulb going odd in your face. You can easily become disoriented, and you definitely DO NOT want to be near an open electrical panel if that happens.
Sparks from an electrical arc can set any clothing on fire. Wearing wrap around UV (wery dark) protective sunglasses may help a little.
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