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Electrical injury protection system using radio frequency transmission.

Authors
Zeng-S; Powers-JR; Jackson-LL; Conover-DL
Source
U S Patent 6,897,783 2005 May; :1-13
NIOSHTIC No.
20028088
Abstract
A personal electrical injury protection system is provided which can be worn by electricians, construction workers, or other individuals working around or with low-voltage lines (i.e. generally less than about 600 volts). The personal electrical injury protection system has both a proximity warning component which provides a warning of potential electrical hazards upon close approach to the low-voltage power line and an electrical contact protection component which turns off the power upon actual electrical contact with the power line. The present personal electrical protection system relies on a radio frequency transmitter attached to the worker or person to be protected and a radio receiver/controller connected to the power line. The radio frequency transmitter has a low frequency generator which is used for electrical-contact protection and a high frequency generator which is used for proximity warning.
Keywords
Electrical-equipment; Electrical-hazards; Electrical-industry; Electrical-safety; Electrical-shock; Electrical-workers; Electrocutions; Construction-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Injury-prevention; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-engineering; Safety-equipment; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures
Publication Date
20050524
Document Type
Patent
Funding Type
Construction
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
U S Patent 6,897,783
State
PA; WV; OH
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