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Improved power line protection: Comply with OSHA's new arc-rated clothing rules

By Jen Scherpenseel and Emily Woodward
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On April 11, 2014, OSHA published in the Federal Register the final rule revising 29 CFR 1910.269 and 1926 Subpart V standards governing workplace safety in electric power generation, transmission and distribution work.


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Protect oil & gas workers from noise, confined spaces, respiratory & fall risks

By Maureen Brady
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From 2003 to 2010, 823 oil and gas extraction workers were killed on the job — a fatality rate seven times greater than the rate for all U.S. industries


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Specialized fall protection for unique at-height work situations

By Rick Argudin
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When people think about what it means to work at height, the first image that typically comes to mind is commercial construction


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Tips to protect highway workers from the neck up

By Kevin Beckerdite
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Each year during peak construction season, approximately 20 percent of America’s highway system is under construction, according to the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.


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New Victor Arcair “Boot” design features a robust, secure power/air connection on its K-Series torch cable assemblies

Victor Arcair “boot” design withstands the routine abuse found in shop and field applications
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­ Victor TechnologiesTM has announced it has introduced an improved ­Victor®Arcair® “boot” design that encapsulates the electrical connection between the torch and weld cable and eliminates the chance of accidental arcing.


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What PPE to use when cleaning out radioactive room at nuke site?

Workers at Hanford Site helped select equipment, develop training
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When workers enter the hazardous and historic McCluskey Room at the Hanford Site this summer, they will be safer due to their preparation and involvement in planning and training for the job.


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What exactly is arc flash testing and why do I need it?

By Hugh Hoagland
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It's a reasonable question. If you don't know what it is, how can you know if you need it or not? Arc flash testing is the process of determining the arc rating for materials and equipment to be used in electrical hazardous environments. Arc ratings are important in assisting companies and manufacturers in staying compliant with OSHA regulations and in keeping their workforce safe in a potential arc flash situation.


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Qualified head protection in an arc flash situation

By Hugh Hoagland

Q. With the new head protection requirement according to the changes in OSHA standard 1910.269 and 1926.960, I am curious to know what qualifies as adequate protection in an arc hazard situation. Would a balaclava/goggle be considered adequate protection as an arc flash hood?


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MSC expands safety solution portfolio with new personal fall protection equipment from PRO-SAFE®

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MSC Industrial Supply Co. has expanded its high-performance, high-value personal protective equipment offering with a comprehensive new line of fall protection equipment from PRO-SAFE.


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Top products of the week

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Hand protection and hearing protection were this week’s top EHS-related products featured on ISHN.com.


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