Category: NFPA
NFPA
nfpa-blue
by , on June 24, 2016
The idea of the categories was developed by Dr. Tom Neal at DuPont. He sent me his table and a list of the PPE he had tested which met the four categories. Since I tested for many companies and he had only DuPont data, I validated his findings. We did tweak the categories based on...
arc flash rating
by , on April 27, 2016
Recently our office received a call from a client asking if arc-rated shirts are supposed to be tucked into the pants. In our low voltage class, we specifically teach electricians, engineers, and safety directors to do just that. The client wanted to clarify some misinformation he had just heard from a company that manufactures PPE....
NFPA70E
by , on February 29, 2016
The NFPA 70E® 2018 edition is now open for Public Comment. Beginning with the Fall 2016 NFPA Standards, all Public Inputs and Public Comments must be submitted online. Paper submissions will no longer be accepted. By utilizing a completely online platform, NFPA is allowing an easier opportunity for more people to participate in the development...
insulated screwdriver
by , on January 28, 2016
Insulated tools provide an added layer of protection for electrical workers who find themselves working within the restricted boundary mentioned in NFPA 70E (130.4(D)). As many electrical personnel are aware of, an electrician who is working in compliance with NFPA 70E cannot be inside of the restricted approach boundary unless all conductive material like jewelry,...
ClassRoom
by , on October 6, 2015
The whirlwind of conference activity has not slowed down at the e-Hazard and Arcwear office! In the past two weeks, both companies have exhibited their services in both Atlanta and Louisville. This week Arcwear will be at IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) Expo in California answering questions about arc flash testing and their new testing and certification...
by , on July 30, 2015
In June of this year, a 47-year-old Siemens employee died while performing routine electrical maintenance work. While the cause of his death has not yet been released, he had come in contact with a wire while performing testing work at an AK Steel substation in Ashland, KY. A spokesperson said that power had already been...
e_Hazard_Webinar
by , on July 16, 2015
Hugh Hoagland will be the presenter for another webinar this summer. This will be a free 1-hour presentation when Hugh answers questions that have come up about NFPA 70E 2015 changes, and addresses questions that most commonly arise in the electrical industry concerning PPE. * Arc flash study reduction for equipment >40 cal/cm² * New arc...
ArcFlash
by , on July 6, 2015
Hugh Hoagland and Stacy Klausing have explained the changes concerning 2015 NFPA and OSHA 1910.269 standards. This blog briefly touches on some of the topics they cover. One change in the NFPA 70E is that the term “Hazard Risk Category” (HRC) has been replaced by “PPE level” or “arc rated PPE category” (ARC).  HRC 0...
NFPA70E_Cover_Snippet
by , on June 22, 2015
NFPA 70E is the Standard for Electrical Safety in the workplace. If you think the NFPA 70E could use some rewording, include more information, or have some information taken out, the public has a chance to bring their two cents worth to the committee’s attention. This is the window of opportunity for those in the...
BurningQuestions
by , on May 11, 2015
Q:  When a qualified worker opens a control panel to reset a fault condition on a motor drive or observe PLC status lights AND is within the ARC FLASH BOUNDARY, is the worker considered to be performing live work which requires Arc Rated PPE? No other interface with equipment and/or interaction that would change equipment...

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