Flame-resistant (FR) clothing can increase the chances of survival and decrease the need for medical treatment and the chances of subsequent infections. It can help preserve the quality of life of a worker exposed to an electric arc flash.
Safety program provides individualized on-site electrical safety training & consultation
November 11, 2015
Energized equipment can be unpredictable. It doesn't have to be deadly. Creating a safe work environment requires building an electrical safety program. Effective programs are built on many moving parts, each requiring constant evaluation. Workers need continued education. Equipment requires testing. Systems must be measured against regulatory requirements.
The results of an electrical industry study over 10 years with 120,000 workers showed that there are about 125 electrical injuries per year with 77 percent of them arc flash injuries, 21 percent permanent disabilities and 2.4 percent fatalities.
Mount Vernon FR has released three new videos focusing on a range of topics of interest for users, makers and purchasers of FRC. Topics include: Electric arc flash hazards and protection Flash fire hazards and protection Vertically integrated manufacturing/Mount Vernon FR background
Easy-to-use chart reflects new NFPA 70E industry standards
August 11, 2015
You’ve heard it before: personal protective equipment (PPE) is the last line of defense. When you’re standing face-to-face with an electrical fire, or a vaporizing arc flash that can happen in the blink of an eye, your gear is a lifeline. It can make the difference between getting home safe, and being sent home in a wooden box.