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Burning Questions
Hugh Hoagland

“Tuck, Button, & Roll” Explained

Q: We understand that OSHA 1910.269 recommends and NFPA 70E requires Arc-Rated shirts to be tucked in. We are an electric utility cooperative. If an AR (Flame Resistant, Arc-Rated) t-shirt is worn that matches the hazard and the AR t-shirt is tucked in and an outer AR shirt is also worn, primarily for warmth, does the outer AR shirt have

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Burning Questions
Hugh Hoagland

Can I Wear an N95 or Other Respirator in an Arc Flash Exposure?

***NOTE: e-Hazard and ArcWear do not sell PPE.  ArcWear does testing and e-Hazard does electrical safety training on NFPA 70E and OSHA standards.  We are not recommending a course of action.  We are providing information in an international crisis in which essential workers have to work but must stay safe from multiple hazards.*** Are there standards for testing respirators for

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Training
e-Hazard

e-Hazard Live Remote Electrical Safety Training

e-Hazard Is Now Providing Remote Electrical Safety Training. With the COVID-19 crisis at hand, we understand that many companies are looking to fill this time with productive work that can be completed at home or in proper isolation. By choosing our remote electrical safety training option, you can be assured that your workers will remain up to date on the

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Burning Questions
Hugh Hoagland

Is It OK to Share Arc Flash and Electrical PPE?

Quick Answer- Get each of your employees their own or disinfect and sanitize regularly. Disclosure: Neither e-Hazard nor ArcWear sells arc flash PPE.  We are a training company and a test lab. In our last NFPA 70E Train the Trainer class before things were shut down for COVID-19, we had a trainer who asked a question about old arc flash

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Burning Questions
Ken Sellars

Am I a Qualified Electrical Worker?

What constitutes a qualified electrical worker? Let’s begin with a basic definition of the word qualified: Referencing dictionary.com, “qualified” means several things. Here are two definitions: a. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc.,that fit a person for some function, office, or the like b. having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., required by law or custom for getting, having, or exercising a right, holding an office, or

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Burning Questions
Zarheer Jooma

Are NFPA 70E Standards Voluntary or Required?

Do we have to follow NFPA 70E, or is it voluntary? We are often asked whether the  NFPA 70E is required or enforced by OSHA. This article, Voluntary Standards: Treat as “Voluntary” at Your Own Risk, discusses the role of consensus standards.  Consensus standards have and will continue to hold up in legal cases. It comes back to what is “customary”

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