by , on May 11, 2018
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Hot weather and arc rated PPE getting you down at work? You must continue wearing your shock and arc flash PPE  – can’t shed PPE just because it’s hot outside! Clothing ignition kills about 50% of the time. Keep these tips in mind: Dress for the arc flash hazard. Too much PPE can be detrimental....
by , on April 20, 2018
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Question: The OSHA 1910.269 Standard says Fall Protection Equipment have to be FR, is this the same as Arc Rated? Answer: A harness is worn to protect the worker from falls, but it isn’t considered apparel and is not part of the arc rated body protection as specified in OSHA 1910.269(l)(8), “Protection from flames and...
by , on April 8, 2018
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Question: Can we expect some arc blast-rated PPE to arrive in the near future? Answer: Neither e-Hazard nor ArcWear know of anyone developing PPE for arc blast. To look at Arc Blast and how it could relate to PPE, ArcWear and e-Hazard researched another paper this year measuring the force (N) on an impact plate from...
by , on March 19, 2018
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An Ontario worker was electrocuted November 2015 in an accident involving overhead power lines. The two companies involved have been convicted and fined. PGC Services of Gormley, Ontario, and K-Line Maintenance & Construction Limited of Stouffville, Ontario, have been fined in relation to a worker electrocution at a construction project site. The companies’ convictions came down February...
by , on March 14, 2018
A worker was fatally injured this past February at Carbide Industries in Louisville, KY. Carbide Industries is calling this a “workplace accident.” At least one news report described the incident as an electrocution. The investigation is ongoing. A company spokesperson said, “The company takes employee safety very seriously and is working with government authorities to determine the cause...
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