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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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Q&A Series: Retesting of Arc Rated (AR) Clothing

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 […]

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7 Electrical Safety Habits

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 […]

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