February 28, 2013 National Safety Apparel 15825 Industrial Parkway Cleveland, OH 44135 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NSA Sheds Light on its FR High Visibility Clothing National Safety Apparel has overhauled its FR high visibility line of protective clothing for 2013. The fabrics used in producing the hi-vis shirts and sweatshirts have been upgraded to be an [...]
Norfab Corporation of Norristown, Pennsylvania, is a manufacturer of FR fabrics used in the preparation one of the lightest weight, 40 cal NFPA 70E HRC Level 4 compliant electric arc protective suits currently on the market. These specially engineered, inherently flame resistant fabrics and systems offer the wearer lightweight comfort and superior performance and value [...]
We’ve seen this before but never written about it. A simple glove tester. This is not an inflater but a small tool that helps hold the glove taunt for a roll test. Check it out if you need a tool like these. American Safety has been a leader in lineman safety and specialty tools for [...]
ABB Low Voltage Products Division of New Berlin, WI, released the MNS-MCC Low Voltage Motor Control Center, the first motor control center designed to address the causes of arc flash incidents while providing equipment and personnel protection. Operating Voltages: 208V, 240V, 480V, 600V Power Types: 3 Phase 3 Wire/3 Phase 4 Wire Frequency: 60 Hz Short [...]
Download the free eC – InspectionPad application by eCompliance; it can do electrical safety audits and is to be used for designing, performing and reporting on inspections, audits and checklists for any industry. Click here for eC-InspectionPad download site.
CorDex Instruments has introduced IW3000 and IW4000 Infrared Windows to help companies comply with NFPA 70E electrical safety standards; these windows are fully certified and tested to UL50, UL50V and UL1558. IR windows allow engineers to inspect hundreds of electrical connections and components through a data collection point, while never opening the energised electrical equipment. [...]
Ansell has launched a new glove series called PowerFlex® 80-813 for improved protection against arc flash, combining flame resistance, cut resistance and ergonomics. These gloves are arc-rated for HRC2, with a rating of 12.0 cal/cm2. Click here to read the Press Release by Ansell dated 4/24/12.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) just launched its free “How Do You Know” electrical safety awareness program to assist in answering if your workplace is properly protected from electrical hazards. Included is a self-assessment tool and video series. Click here to read the ESFI article dated 4/16/12.
Littelfuse’s new EL731 AC/DC Sensitive Earth-Leakage Relay can detect ground currents from 1500 – 0 Hz. The new relay is ideal for protecting VFDs that may operate at low speeds, during which AC current approaches DC, and can be installed in place of an existing ground fault relay without replacing the current transformer. Click here [...]
To prevent workers from being in the direct blast zone, a new racking device was developed by PG&E to remotely roll in/rack-out the high voltage circuit breakers from outside of the building. PG&E developed the safety improvement in order to prevent injury and eliminate the safety hazard. Click here to read the article and watch [...]