FR Protection covers the critical issue of protecting employees from arc flashes and arc blasts though the use of flame-resistant fabrics in personal protective equipment. Other electrical safety issues are also reviewed to give readers practical “how to” info to safeguard workers.
Companies in the market for personal protection equipment (PPE) should look for products that are UL classified where this is applicable. These items have been subject to specific relevant tests and passed inspections for either personal or industry use.
On dangerous or risky job sites, and within certain environments, personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times. It makes perfect sense, because the gear is designed specifically to mitigate severe or fatal accidents. Helmets, for example, protect the head from falling objects, overhead fixtures, and much more.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have introduced FR face coverings, to help keep you protected from the virus without compromising your FR safety. But many of you have been wondering if it is safe to breathe through FR-treated fabric for extended periods of time. We’ve released a new technical briefing to answer your concerns.
Metal stamping manufacturing processes can quickly and cleanly create solid metal parts for a wide range of needs and industries. Small metal parts make up some of the most important pieces when creating larger scale items.
In the world of flame-resistant (FR) clothing, the arc-rated garments market is relatively new, yet it has grown (and evolved) at an impressive rate. FR clothing, as we know it today, is also fairly recent, but arc-rated FR clothing has quickly become a distinct category of its own.
As a safety professional, you’re no doubt familiar with the industry-guiding standard of NFPA 2112. This crucial set of guidelines ensures that workers are protected from flash fire in an industrial environment by flame resistant (FR) work wear.
According to OSHA, arc flash burns are one of the top three most common hazards when working with energized electrical equipment. Every day in the U.S. there are up to 10 arc flash incidents, totaling more than 3,600 disabling electrical contact injuries each year.
Any organization utilizing electrical assets in their production environments or facilities will be aware of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. This standard is what OSHA uses when assessing companies’ adherence to certain safety standards. However, NFPA 70E is further informed by the standard 1584-2018, which is developed by the IEEE.