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March Survey Results: Arc Flash Labels
April Survey: Training Type & Frequency?
OSHA Updating 1910.269, NFPA Updating 70E-2012
OSHA Fines this Month
NEW Electrical Safety Articles & Video
Arc Test Dates
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Blog Entries This Month
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April 2011

Dear ArcLetter Member,

The ArcWear™ Electric Arc and Safety Newsletter newsletter provides a quick update on Arc Rated and Flame Resistant Clothing issues and news from OSHA and standards committees. The newsletter is FREE, reaches over 14,000 people and will bring you up to date on the issues that surround flame resistant clothing for flash fire hazards and the electric arc. For previous newsletters or to sign up, visit or

March Survey Results: What do you put on Arc Flash Labels?

The survey last month shows most folks think the CSA Z462 and 2012 NFPA 70E requirements are on track for arc flash labels.
Arc Flash Label Survey Results

April Survey Question: Training Type & Frequency
Take our survey and watch for the results next month.

OSHA Updating 1910.269, NFPA Updating 70E 2012 e-Hazard NFPA 70E-2012 Train the Trainer Scheduled

Hard to believe that the New NFPA 70E will be out in September 2011.  Also the new OSHA 1910.269 and the construction standard will be updated in May 2011 (according to the OSHA Agenda).


Click here to see the Agenda from OSHA.


Click here to see the current wording of 1910.269 from July, 2010.


Click here to see the NFPA 70E 2012 Info.


Our Train the Trainer gives qualified trainers (over 325 to date) access to one of the best and most up-to-date training on NFPA 70E.  Attend for the first time or come back at a discounted date and refresh your knowledge.


First time attendees receive over $2000 in videos, the e-Hazard training materials (valued at over $5000) and our Instructor Workbook, Student Handbooks for LV and HV and our Operator’s 45 min training class, our NESC Class if qualified, and our Refresher classes.  Purchase our workbooks and you can use our materials for your workers or if you are qualified you can train other companies with our materials.


The next TTT will be in Louisville, KY Dec. 5-8, 2011.


Register Now for NFPA 70E Train the Trainer

Fines by OSHA on Electrical Hazards this Month
Most citations this month include electrical hazards.  

Fuse used


Click here to see the citations and our commentary.

New Electrical Safety Articles & Video
We scour the web for the BEST articles.
Here are some articles published recently on arc flash and electrical safety.


NEW Articles

Click here to see the latest articles on arc flash and safety.


NEW Videos Posted


ArcWear™ Arc Testing Dates


May 2-6

June 16-24 TBD

July 5-9

August 15-19

Sept 12-16

Oct 11-16

Nov 7-11

Dec 12-16

ASTM F1959, ASTM F2178, ASTM F887 fall protection arc testing and mannequin testing at the Kinectrics Lab in

Toronto on the dates above.

Ship materials or clothing to:

Hugh Hoagland

13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd.

Suite E

Louisville, KY


PH: 502-333-0510

We must receive one week before the test date for sample preparation or make arrangements to ship to lab. New and non US/Canadian Customers must make payment before test date.  Testing is offered on a first come/first served basis with priority for consulting customers.
New policies:
  • $100 per material for prep/washing and cutting panels ($200 for items arriving less than 7 days before test date to cover preparation overtime)
  • $150 for international hard copy report shipping or notarization requests.


No guarantee is made of when testing will occur we do all in our power to test within on month of receipt.
All testing is performed at Kinectrics High Current lab in Toronto, Canada.  Kinectrics is an ISO 17025 accredited lab by the Standards Council of Canada.

CSA Z462 2012 Public Review Draft Online

The Public Review Draft of Z462-12 is live and on display at:

Dave Shanahan of CSA noted, “Because of the importance of the Z462 Standard to the electrical sector, CSA staff have decided to set up the draft on our new On-line Public Review System. This system is integrated with several on-line social networks and has been made available to a wide international audience. Automatic notification will go out to all people and organizations that have expressed interest in our electrical standards.

There are two major differences in the way this new on-line review system works:

1. The reviewer must first register with the system to gain access to the draft standards (name, affiliation, country, and e-mail address). The reviewer must have a valid e-mail address (identity).

2. The document is only available on-line (no download) and it is reviewable only in pieces for commenting purposes. Similar to the members’ ballot comments, the system automatically collects and sorts the PR comments by clause number.

On one hand this new system makes it easier for stakeholders to comment on the technical contents of the draft. On the other hand, it forces reviewers to identify themselves (to a certain degree) and secures the draft document against free downloading and use by those seeking to have early access to the Standard.

Note: the new review page is also accessible via a link located at the top of the old Review Page ( – identified as “New: …Electrical public review drafts”.

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For over five years, companies all over have been sponsoring e-Hazard seminars with great results. The e-Hazard training team is the most experienced in the business, working for and with some of the largest companies in the US and Canada. We provide practical and easy to follow safety training that teaches people about the dangers of electricity and how to avoid getting hurt. Our instructors aren’t just a bunch of talking heads, they have hands-on experience and, in fact, help write the standards that define the international electrical safety guidelines. We can proudly announce that four of our trainers sit on the NFPA 70E committee. We do not sell PPE and provide the most thorough training.  Our attendees claim that we put more in one day than most of our competitors put in two days.

Sponsorship is beneficial for your company! e-Hazard is known to offer qualified OSHA and NFPA 70E training. Arc flash products and solutions are introduced during the classes providing the attendees the opportunity to identify their problems and needs. This enables you the opportunity to step in and become part of their solution.


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Blog Entries This Month


Window washer in Huntington Beach electrocuted.
04-06-2011 11:09:58 AM
A window washer was killed when the extension pole he was using came into contact with a 12,000 volt overhead line. Click here to read more about electrical fatality.…»

Electrical Subcontractor Severly Burned in Arc Flash Incident
04-06-2011 11:09:30 AM

The electrician was working on an electrical panel, attempting to locate some blown fuses, when the electrical panel exploded.   The flash caused second and third degree burns to the electrician’s arms and hands. He was flown to a burn center given the severity of the burns to his hands. Click here to read more about […]…»

Draft of New Edition of CSA Z462 Available for Public Review
04-06-2011 11:00:32 AM

Canada’s “NFPA 70E” is now available for public review.  All comments are considered by our committee.  Be part of the process. The Public Review Draft of CSA Z462-12 is now available for review.  The reviewer must first register with the system to gain access to the draft standards (name, affiliation, country, and valid e-mail address).  The […]…»

Man Disfigured in 2008 Electrical Incident Receives Face Transplant
03-30-2011 21:11:41 PM

A 25 year old man who was disfigured in a 2008 electrical incident , has received a full face transplant.  It is the first full face transplant to be performed in the U.S.  Electrical related incidents continue to be among the worst and most frequent leading to fatality and permanent disability. These have continued to fall because […]…»

Identifying the incidence of electricity-related accidents in Great Britain
03-30-2011 21:09:17 PM

HSE is a national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness in Great Britain. HSE has put together a research report on identifying the incidence of electricity- related accidents in Great Britain.  Be sure to click the link below and then download the full report that is available .  If nothing else, read the conclusions […]…»

Testing Standards for Arc-Rated Garments.
03-30-2011 21:05:59 PM

Good article – Part 2 of previously posted article.  This article covers recent changes in South Africa requiring NFPA 70E, ASTM F1506, IEC 61482-1 and IEC 61482-2 among other standards for protecting workers from arc flash, shock and other electrical hazards in South Africa.  This is even a good overview of the standards for non-South […]…»

OSHA Penalizes Columbus, OH Firm $64K for electrical safety violations
03-30-2011 21:02:45 PM

A Columbus OH scrap metal firm was fined $64,000 and issued 14 safety violations. Twelve of the violations were classified as  serious and included, among others, the failure to provide training in energy control procedures; failure to ensure safe electrical work practices were followed while troubleshooting, voltage testing, and maintenance of electrical circuits; failure to provide training on […]…»

New Zealand Roofer Electrocuted
03-30-2011 20:59:29 PM

A 51 year old roofer, father-of-five was electrocuted while assessing a roof in the earthquake zone of Christchurch NZ.  The roofer and his son were assessing the roof when  he leaned against a polystyrene panel wall of an adjacent building.  The man was pronounced dead when the ambulance arrived.  An investigation is currently underway,  but […]…»

Electrical Fatality at Hattiesburg, Mississippi Airport
03-30-2011 20:58:38 PM

A man working for a private electical contractor was killed while working on runway lights at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport. The FAA uses NFPA 70E.  Unfortunately there are still many electrical contractors who do not. Click here to read more about electrical fatality.…»

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Hugh Hoagland

13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd. Suite E
Louisville, KY 40223
Office: 502-333-0510

Hugh Hoagland
About author:
Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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