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2018 Edition of NFPA 2112 Has Been Published!

What’s New in the NFPA 2112 (Industrial Flash Fire) 2018 Edition? The term “flash fire” was updated to”short-duration thermal exposure” Scope, testing, and requirement additions for gloves and shrouds/hoods/balaclavas (manikin testing is not included or required for these items) ASTM F2894 (with modification) was added as the method for heat and thermal shrinkage (oven testing). […]

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New Edition of ASTM F2733 Published!

ASTM F2733-17 has been published. The changes to this document are minimal and are mainly editorial or for clarification purposes; testing and compliance are not affected by the published changes.   Be aware of the new edition, and be sure your test reports are cited accordingly.   Need annual retesting to ASTM F2733 or have […]

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Incident Prevention Article: Secondary FR Garments

Image Courtesy of DuPont.   Disposables have come a long way in the past several years, but the industry is still lacking standards to help manufacturers and end users determine compliance.  A new standard, ANSI/ISEA 203, is underway to change that.   Read our article in the newest edition (September-October 2017) of Incident Prevention to learn more […]

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ASTM Issues New ASTM F2178-17 Standard for Arc Flash Face Protective Devices offers Substantial Improvements

The new standard clarifies that the fabric in fabric based hoods can be the limiting factor in an arc rating.  While ArcWear’s arc flash testing has always assumed this, other labs have wondered.  This will keep hoods from being over-rated, a concern ArcWear has always addressed. The other changes may not affect ratings but will […]

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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 https://www.e-hazard.com/blog/arc-rated-ppe-for-women/ Posted by e-Hazard.com 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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