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Free Webinar: FR/AR Clothing and Weather-Related Issues

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.  

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Arc Flash Accident: Brian’s Story

“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.

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Visit ArcWear at NSC!

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!

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New Arc Flash Symbol is Available!

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.

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Choosing a Third-Party Testing Laboratory

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 […]

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Upcoming OH&S Webinar: Lessons from Accident Investigations for Electrical Safety

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.

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Compliance with NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E

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 […]

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ATPV vs. EBT: Arc Ratings Explained

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 […]

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