A Show of Hands (unknown date)
In this photo, PSNH employee Rudy Chouinard is cleaning and testing the rubber gloves that linemen use on the job. As a lineman’s last line of defense, sound rubber gloves are crucial when working on power lines. The ones pictured would protect a lineman on PSNH’s 7,200 volt system.
Though the technology is a little different, the process is more or less the same today as it was back when this photo was taken. Every month, used gloves are washed and then electrically tested for integrity. This involves immersing them in water and inserting an electrode charged with 20,000 volts of electricity.
This photo was taken at 1250 Hooksett Road, located in Hooksett, NH. Today, the rubber gloves are serviced at our Central Warehouse in Bow.
2012-06-11: Updated with the employee’s name. Thanks to Tim Roukey and Bob LaChance for the information.
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