2016 brought a lot of activity for the technical committees that develop FR and AR industry standards. The staff at ArcWear is proud to participate on technical committees for standard development and to relay a summary of what we know to our readers. If you missed the OH&S Webinar presented by Hugh Hoagland last week, read […]
Join OH&S for a free webinar presented by Hugh Hoagland of ArcWear on Thursday, January 26th at 2:00 p.m EST. Hugh will be discussing standards updates affecting flame, arc, and high visibility clothing for 2017. Register to learn more about the proposed changes in NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112, as well as work underway for protector […]
Conformity Assessment is a hot topic in the PPE Industry today–and compliance is confusing. The new PPE Regulation in the EU was published in April of this year (read the digest from FlashCert partner BTTG), and efforts in the U.S. are underway in to streamline processes for the evaluation of personal protective equipment (for example, the […]
Interested in learning about the changes in the new ANSI/ISEA 107 standard for High Visibility Safety Products? Listen in on a free webinar, presented by Cristine Fargo of ISEA and Richard McNeely of ORAFOL Americas, on December 6th at 2 p.m. EST. The presenters will be covering the changes and what you need to know to […]
Did you miss the ASTM F23 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment Symposium in January? Want to learn more about the effects of bleach on cotton-rich FR fabric? The selected technical papers presented in San Antonio have been published! You can purchase articles ($25) on various topics relevant to the Performance of Protective Clothing and Equipment. […]
What should be considered when wearing PPE in unpredictable and adverse environments? Register for a free OH&S Webinar on Thursday, November 3rd at 2:00 p.m. EST to listen in as Hugh Hoagland presents the challenges for end users wearing flame resistant and arc rating clothing in various weather conditions.
“The main thing that I would say to anybody doing electrical switching or electrical work is PPE works if you use it….” An arc flash accident can happen to anyone–listen in for Brian’s firsthand account and his message, brought to you by e-Hazard.
ArcWear will be in Anaheim, California, at the NSC Expo on October 17th- 19th. Contact us to schedule a meeting at our booth (2278), and listen to Hugh Hoagland present “How to Run an Effective Electrical Safety Program” on Tuesday, October 18th (Session #66). We’re excited to see you there!
“When it comes to safety equipment, one size and style does not fit all” Read the Safety + Health article providing perspectives from various industry professionals on the topic of PPE for women.
The IEC 60417 Standard (Graphical Symbols for Use on Equipment) has been revised to include a pictogram for protection against the thermal effects of the electric arc. The pictogram is copyrighted and available for purchase; it will be referenced in the next edition of IEC 61482-2, the European equivalent to ASTM F1506.