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Check the label for flame & arc-resistant garments

By Adria Hardy
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Each year, hundreds of burn injuries and deaths are recorded from workers exposed to open flame, high heat, flash fire or arc flash without proper personal protective equipment (PPE).


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Multiple threats: Multi-hazard FR fabrics

By Mark Saner
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The demand for flame-resistant (FR) clothing that protects against several hazards is rapidly increasing.


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Arc flash fall protection

New OSHA requirements for electric utility workers kick in April 1, 2015
By Leslie Mitchell and Rob Senko
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An arc is an electrical phenomenon that occurs when flowing current leaves its intended conductor, traveling through air to another conductor or to ground.


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The Truth About Flame resistant Fabric Terms: What’s Really Behind the “Inherent” vs. “Treated” Debate

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This paper seeks to set the record straight by exploring: The unscientific origin of the terms — “inherent” and “treated” ,


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Shock and burn: Electrical safety programs and NFPA 70E compliance can prevent injuries

By Steve Bowers CSP
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OSHA authorized the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, to develop the 70E standard in 1976 due to the sheer numbers of lives lost due to electrocution and arc flash incidents.


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Two new arc flash full body harnesses from MSA

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MSA Safety, Inc. introduces the EVOTECH® and Workman® Arc Flash Full Body Harnesses designed to self-extinguish quickly to prevent melting or dripping in the event of an arc flash. These innovative harnesses help to keep workers safe around electrical hazards at heights.


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Encon Safety Products announces hiring of Regional Sales Manager

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Encon Safety Products is pleased to welcome Tom Peak as a Regional Sales Manager. Tom will lead Encon's sales efforts in the Western United States.


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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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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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Weekly news round-up

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A fatal forklift accident, the health implications of housing conditions and climate change and arc flash myths were among this week’s top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com.


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