NFPA 70E NEW Tucking in AR Shirts Rule

Electrical workers are required to wear arc rated/flame resistant clothing when doing energized electrical work. A majority of workers wear AR/FR pants with long sleeved shirts tucked into the pants. However, some workers prefer wearing AR/FR bib overalls with an … Continue reading

Hugh Hoagland to speak at IEEE IAS PCIC Technical Conference 2014

Hugh Hoagland, Sr. Consultant/Founder ArcWear, will be presenting a tutorial at the IEEE IAS PCIC Technical Conference in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Hoagland and e-Hazard Partner Al Havens will present Specification of Arc Rated Personal Protective … Continue reading

Burning Question: Use of safety vests and the new OSHA standard

Q. I have a question about OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Section (I)(6) “Apparel,” specifically (I)(8)(v) regarding the wearing and use of the safety vest. (l)(8)(iv)(D):….for the employer to ensure that the outer layer of clothing worn by an employee is flame-resistant … Continue reading

OSHA extends deadline for compliance for Standard 1910.269 and Subpart V

OSHA has just announced a delay in the enforcement of compliance regarding the recently released changes to the standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution installations. (1910.269) The memorandum indicates OSHA will “accept compliance with the prior version of … Continue reading

Two workers from Covington, GA injured in arc flash accident

Two electric workers from Covington, GA were injured on May 16, 2014 while working on a new power line in a relocation project when a wire came lose, causing an arc flash. Reports indicate one of the wires being installed, … Continue reading

Milliken & Company Acquires Westex, Inc.

Milliken & Company announced last week it has acquired Westex, Inc. Together, the companies will continue to offer customers the highest quality products for flash fire, arc flash and  secondary thermal hazard protection. Mike Enright, VP of sales and marketing … Continue reading