Producing flame-resistant (FR) fabrics dates back to around 450 B.C. when textiles made from asbestos, which was known to have fire-resistant properties, were used to wrap the bodies of the deceased before they were placed on funeral pyres.
Petroleum refineries are laden with various thermal and chemical hazards. Adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) is instrumental in providing a safe work environment for employees to complete the task at hand.
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July 19, 2018
ASTM International is a standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services, including those for FR clothing.
A new product line of USA-made electrical safety, personal protective equipment (PPE) is now available from Enespro PPE.
Enespro PPE offers a wide range of USA-made Arc Flash Kits, Arc Flash Suits, Face Shields and Hoods, all with true advancements in comfort, performance and functionality.
A contractor employee involved in an electrical explosion at Tesla’s Fremont factory has filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing the carmaker of a pattern of unsafe work conditions. The accident happened June 5, 2017, resulting in second and third degree burns over 36-year-old Son Nguyen’s body.
OSHA said in a news release it has cited Michael Foods Inc., an egg processing facility based in Wakefield, Nebraska, for multiple safety violations after an employee suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a dock leveler in September of 2017.
Every arc flash analysis is not created equal, and the only way to know that your organization is getting its money’s worth is to recognize the best features of a sensible arc flash analysis plan as well as the potential pitfalls.
Training, therefore, is perhaps the most essential part of an electrical safety program, but arc flash and electrical safety training comes in many formats and lengths, so it’s essential that the training is effective for electrical Qualified Persons.
Across America, states vary widely in how promptly, or even if, they adopt the latest edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code® (NEC®). Not adhering to the latest edition can lead to serious shortfalls in electrical safety for citizens and a failure to protect first responders and workers from preventable dangers.