Standard Update: ASTM F496 – 14 Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Gloves and Sleeves

Abstract This specification covers the in-service care, inspection, testing, and use voltage of insulating gloves and sleeves for protection from electrical shock. Gloves and sleeves covered under this specification are designated as type I or type II; class 00, class … Continue reading

Standard Update: ASTM F478 – 14 Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Line Hose and Covers

Abstract This specification covers the in-service care, inspection, testing, and use voltage of insulating line hose and covers for protection from electrical shock. Line hose covered in this specification are designed as Type I or Type II; Class 0, Class … Continue reading

Standard Update: D120 – 14 Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Gloves

Abstract This specification covers manufacturing and testing of rubber insulating gloves for protection of workers from electrical shock. Two types of gloves are provided and are designated as Type I, non-resistant to ozone, and Type II, resistant to ozone. Six … Continue reading

Standard Update: D1051 – 14 Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Sleeves

1. Scope  1.1 This specification covers manufacturing and testing of rubber insulating sleeves for protection of workers from electrical shock. 1.2 Two types of sleeves are provided and are designated as Type I, nonresistant to ozone, and Type II, resistant to ozone. … Continue reading

Join the conversation about OSHA 1910.269! Visit the e-Hazard forum

Have questions on the recently released standard (OSHA 1910.269)? Visit the e-Hazard forum today and ask our electrical safety experts questions about how it applies to you. Connect with electrical safety professionals around the globe! The e-Hazard forum allows you … Continue reading

Company recieves $81,450 in OSHA fines for electrical safety violations

Pressed Paperboard Technologies LLC of Findlay, OH received multiple citations from OSHA for nine  safety and health violations. A settlement agreement has been reached in an effort to resolve the citations and the company will pay penalties of $81,450. According … Continue reading

Feature Article on Arc Rated Gloves and ASTM F2675 in Health & Safety Middle East (HSME) Magazine

A paper written by Zarheer Jooma and Hugh Hoagland is featured in the March/April issue of HSME Magazine. The paper, Bridging the Protection Abyss: Arc Rated Gloves and The New ASTM Test Method, discusses a new glove protection standard and include … Continue reading

ANSI/ISEA 125 Standard on PPE Conformity Assessment Released

On February 5, 2014, ANSI/ISEA 125 was approved and released as the American National Standard for Conformity Assessment of Safety and Personal Protective Equipment. The ANSI/ISEA 125 standard offers a systematic conformity assessment model for use by suppliers, manufacturers, and users of personal protective … Continue reading