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OSHA Electrical Safety InterpretationsPPE Personal Protective Equipment

So who carries the responsibility of paying for Personal Protective Equipment at the workplace? A few interesting questions were asked of OSHA last year on who pays for the personal protective equipment at a workplace. Specifically, can an employee be required to pay a deposit on the PPE as an

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Arc Flash IncidentsArc Flash/Shock SafetyOSHA Fines for Arc Flash IncidentPPE Personal Protective Equipment

An electrical technician for Republic Steel in Blasdell, NY, sustained several arc flash injuries in October 2014 while working on live equipment. The employee suffered first degree burns on her face and third degree burns on her hand. She was removing wiring from a fan motor in an overhead crane; an

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Electrical Safety StandardsNESCOSHA Electrical Safety InterpretationsOSHA Fines for Arc Flash IncidentOSHA Fines for Electrical SafetyOSHA IssuesPPE Personal Protective Equipment

The new dates are final for OSHA 1910.269.  There is a little reprieve if AR clothing is ordered. According to the memo the following Enforcement Policies will be followed and are recommended for state plans also. Companies following NESC 2007 or 2012 will likely be in compliance with clothing requirements

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PPE Personal Protective EquipmentStandard News (ASTM

OSHA put in a proposal to update eye and face protection standards in the areas of general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction. They propose to update references to include the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard  Z87.1-2010 and to change the language in the standards for construction

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PPE Personal Protective Equipment

 Thousands of inadequate firefighter PPE were given to Korean firefighters two years ago. Until recently, the PPE were still being used in the front lines. Approximately 5,300 suits did not pass the quality inspection test.  Yet the Korea Fire Institute had put their stamp of approval on them as having

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Arc Flash Training ArticlesBurn Up the MythBurning QuestionsPPE Personal Protective EquipmentStandard News (ASTM

As a reviewer of this study I think the issue of off-gas from modacrylic containing materials (there are many of them) causing injury has been laid to rest. Long ago a scientist who did an early smoke study using many materials concluded to me in private that all smoke is

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PPE Personal Protective Equipment

Counterfeit and inferior personal protective equipment (PPE) is still making its way into UK workplaces. Slingsby, a workplace equipment supplier, is letting people know that despite previous warnings, these products are still being distributed.  Some of the inferior products they’ve seen have been badly made while others are supported by

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New Safety ProductsPPE Personal Protective Equipment

Introducing Tyndale’s Tattersall Work Shirt Tyndale’s NEW Tattersall Work Shirt (M125T) is a nice new woven plaid AR shirt on the market. There are only a few plaid woven fabrics on the market so for style this is a nice new product with a difference.   This product complies with ASTM F1506 to

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PPE Personal Protective Equipment

Recently Youngstown Glove Company was awarded a DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Award. The winning entries were based upon the utilization of Kevlar® fiber within their designs.  Youngstown FR Waterproof Ultimate Linked with Kevlar®, is a waterproof winter glove, with an Arc Rating of 55 cal/cm². It is one of the highest arc

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Arc Flash/Shock SafetyNew Safety ProductsOSHA IssuesPPE Personal Protective EquipmentPublic Electrical SafetyUncategorized

We’ve made a list of 9 Safety Conferences that you should attend to learn about electrical safety, NFPA 70E and other standards. These are the top safety conferences that YOU should attend.  You can never learn too much.  Do you have a favorite conference that you’ve attended?  Be sure to share

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