Stacy Klausing

Stacy Klausing is the Project Manager at ArcWear. She participates on technical committees for standards development (ASTM, AATCC, ANSI/ISEA, NFPA), manages the lab’s quality management system and accreditation to ISO 17025, conducts research and testing on flame resistant and arc rated PPE products. Stacy serves as a compliance specialist and works with clients to communicate technical information and coordinate testing for global markets. She earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Kentucky in Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles with a focus on Textile Science, and wrote a master’s thesis titled "Post-Use Analysis of Firefighter Turnout Gear".

FR Industry Update: VF Corporation to Acquire Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.

Yesterday, VF Corporation announced an agreement to acquire Williamson-Dicke Mfg. Co. in the fourth quarter. This acquisition marks a partnership between two of the biggest players in the flame resistant and arc rated clothing industry; brands such as Workrite®, Walls®, and Dickies® will join the likes of Bulwark® and Red Kap® under the VF Imagewear umbrella of brands. Read more […]

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Arc Rated PPE for Women

Looking for PPE for women that meets ASTM F1506 and NFPA 2112? Finding the right fit can be a challenge–check out this list of suppliers (brought to you by e-Hazard) that have developed PPE specially made to fit women. Arc-Rated PPE for Women Posted by on Tuesday, July 25, 2017    

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Trends in Personal Protective Equipment by Safety + Health Magazine

Every year, Safety + Health Magazine asks experts to provide a look into the future of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read the 2017 article to learn about the current challenges faced by customers and our industry, and what’s ahead for PPE innovation, testing, and technology. You can also view the full July Edition of Safety + […]

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Reminder: Techtextil NA Begins Tomorrow

Techtextil North America will be held June 20-22 at McCormick Place, Lakeside Center in Chicago. If you’d like to attend, register here. The symposium begins on Tuesday, June 20th, at 8:30 AM (see full schedule).   Expo Floor Hours: Tuesday, June 20th: 10AM- 5PM Wednesday, June 21st: 10AM- 5PM Thursday, June 22nd: 10AM-3PM   ArcWear […]

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NFPA 2112 Q&A: Component Recognition Explained

You may have heard about “component recognition” or wondered about supplying or purchasing certified components compliant to NFPA 2112. Below are some common questions regarding components and certification and answers on how to navigate the waters.   Q: What does component certification mean? What about component recognition? What’s the difference? For NFPA 2112, components refer […]

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What is IEC Box Arc Testing, and How Does it Compare to Open Air Arc Testing?

You may have heard of “box testing” or seen the standard designation for “IEC 61482-1-2”. What is this test, and how is it different from open-air arc testing and an ATPV or EBT arc rating? Box testing, as performed by IEC 61482-1-2, does not produce an arc rating. Instead, 2 different “arc protection” classes are […]

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ArcWear Announces Affiliation with Dr. William Baitinger for Consulting Services

The ArcWear team is excited to announce an affiliation with Dr. William F Baitinger, who will serve to provide expert consulting services to the electrical, flame, and thermal industry. Dr. Baitinger holds a PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. Since 1967, he has worked in the field of textiles, primarily with cotton and cotton blends. […]

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ASTM F1959 or ASTM F2675? Which Test Should Be Used for Gloves?

Question: Should I be Testing FR Gloves for Arc Flash Exposures to ASTM F1959 or ASTM F2675? Answer: Today, gloves should be tested to ASTM F2675. ASTM F2675 is a specific test for gloves. ASTM F1959 is used to test flat fabrics on a panel. ASTM F2675 allowed materials previously tested on panels to be […]

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What Does Flame Resistant (FR) Really Mean, and How Do We Test it in Protective Clothing?

You hear requests for flame resistant (FR) clothing and gloves all the time…but what does that really mean? What is an end user with this request expecting from you? Have you ever been in a situation where it seems impossible, and even like a liability, to label a product as FR when there are no […]

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