“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.
Curious about the arc flash hazard? Learn a little about Hugh Hoagland, President of ArcWear, and arc flash safety in this Q&A interview by Superior Glove. Question or comment? Reach out to us!
There are many laboratories to choose from when testing FR and AR clothing and components. Which laboratory will work best for you? Well, that depends. Below we’ve provided a short list of considerations when searching for the best laboratory to partner with. Cost and Time Cost is always a factor and all businesses have different […]
Hugh Hoagland will present a free webinar by OH&S on Wednesday, July 20th at 2 p.m. ET. This webinar covers lessons learned from over 160 accident investigations to consider and apply when developing PPE programs and training for electrical safety. Read more and register for the webinar on the OH&S website.
Are you having trouble navigating the path to get your product into the NFPA 2112 or NFPA 70E market? Different conformity assessment requirements between the NFPA 2112 (2012) and NFPA 70E (2015) standards can make the testing process confusing for those working with industrial FR and arc rated products in the U.S. We are commonly […]
ASTM Standard Definitions: ATPV (Arc Thermal Performance Value) is the incident energy on a material that results in a 50% probability that sufficient heat transfer through the specimen is predicted to cause the onset of second-degree burn injury based on the Stoll Curve, cal/cm². Energy Breakopen Threshold (EBT) The incident energy on a material that results […]
Curious about retesting requirements to determine the continued effectiveness of your arc rated clothing? This is the final Q&A in our 3-part series on the care, maintenance, and retesting of arc rated PPE. We end our segment with one question we are asked frequently: Q: Is some type of periodic garment/PPE testing required or recommended […]
Want to learn more about the maintenance requirements and lifespan of your arc rated clothing? Read on for the second article in a series of three based on the care, maintenance, and retest requirements for arc rated clothing. To learn more about the care of arc rated PPE or to see references to relevant standards, read […]
The team at e-Hazard, an electrical safety training company, has used insights from over 100 accident investigations to develop a list of 7 electrical safety habits aimed to prevent injuries and fatalities in the workplace. The content is valuable for use in safety training programs and meetings, and the one-hour long video can be either rented or […]