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April Survey Results:
May Survey: Training Type & Frequency?
OSHA Fines this Month
NEW Electrical Safety Articles & Video
Arc Test Dates
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June 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 13,000 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


May Survey Results: What type with what frequency do you train?

Below are the May survey results:
What version of NFPA 70E have you implemented?
When will you implement NFPA 70E 2012

June Survey Question: Step Potential Protection Options?
Take our survey and watch for the results next month.



Upcoming Speaking Engagements

UK Railway & Utility Speaking Engagement

Birmingham, England

Hugh Hoagland  June 21, 2011


VPPA (AL State)

Mobile, AL

Bill Shinn

June 24, 2011


IDT Arc Flash Forum Conference

Auckland, New Zealand

Hugh Hoagland

August 9-10, 2011


Electric West

Las Vegas, Nevada

Hugh Hoagland

February 21-23, 2011


Energy & Power Distribution Conference

Schneider Electric

Chicago, IL

Lee Hale

September 14-15, 2011


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 Arc Test Data

New arc test data is now being released courtesy of Dustin Hawkins with Seattle City Light.


Test data for multi layer material:


2 Layer Protera 180 85917 Twill over Westex IUS 130 Interlock

ATPV 41.9 cal/cm²


2 Layer Protera 180 85917 Twill over Indura 045 Twill

ATPV 39.7 cal/cm²

2 Layer Protera 180 85917 Twill over IUS 301 Twill

ATPV 36.7 cal/cm²

2 Layer Protera 180 85917 Twill over IUS 961 Duck

ATPV 40.9 cal/cm²

2 Layer Protera 180 85917 Twill Navy over IUS 391 Denim Blue

ATPV 43.0 cal/cm²

2 Layer Protera 180 85917 Twill over Indura 308 Denim

ATPV 43.5 cal/cm²


2 Layer Indura 045 Twill over Protera 165 65915 Twill

ATPV 31.1 cal/cm²

Click here to see all FREE ArcWear Multilayer Data

This data is provided free of charge from  ArcWear nor the companies paying for the testing make no claims on the data or fabrics tested.  The data is provided as a public service to the industry.  Check with the fabric manufacturer to see if their fabric has changed since the test date.

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


July 4-9

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.

News This Month


Two Electrical Contractors in Hyderabad, India Electrocuted – Family and Co-workers React Violently
06-16-2011 15:37:37 PM

The two Indian contractors were working on a high tension line at a 11KV feeder and were electrocuted as they descended the pole once their work was complete. The Etihad Electricity Contract Employees Union’s president claims that the superintendent engineer, divisional engineer and other officials were present at the scene when the incident occurred but sped away […]…»



Ohio man in critical condition from burns received in arc flash incident
06-16-2011 15:36:08 PM

A 19-year old man who was working on a roof is in critical condition after suffering burns over 60 percent of his body after a piece of metal roofing material came in contact with a 7,200-volt power line. His burns were sustained when his clothing caught on fire following the arc flash. Click here to read more about […]…»


Philadelphia Amtrak Worker in Critical Condition Following Electrical Incident
06-16-2011 15:35:32 PM

The Amtrak worker, a man in his 40s, sustained an electrical shock from nearby power lines and is in critical condition. The accident occurred in North Philadelphia. Click here to read more about Amtrak worker electrical accident…»


Electrical Fatality at West Sussex Food Processing Plant
06-16-2011 15:26:47 PM

A 21 year old employee of  Natures Way Foods, a food processing plant, was pronounced dead at the scene after touching a live wire while working in the roof space of the West Sussex plant. The cause of the incident is still under investigation. Click here to read more about Electrical Fatality…»


Electric Power Transmission and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment Standard Sent to OMB for Review; Likely to Publish in Fall 2011
06-07-2011 15:42:52 PM

OSHA has updated the calendar for the upgrade to CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.136 to 1910.137; 29 CFR 1910.269; 29 CFR 1926, subpart V; 29 CFR 1926.97 (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.) to come out in the Fall of 2011. This was slated to be May 2011.  The […]…»


Testing Standards for Arc Rated Garments
05-26-2011 16:11:54 PM

Part three on the series of arc flash standards and safety. This article covers international arc test methods used in South Africa and is written by Zarheer Jooma of e-Hazard. Click here to read full article…»






Our newsletter is sponsored by many companies around the world.  If you have ideas for articles or have questions, don’t hesitate to write.



Hugh Hoagland

13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd. Suite E
Louisville, KY 40223
Office: 502-333-0510 | 13113 Eastpoint Park Blvd. | STE E | Louisville | KY | 4022


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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