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In This Issue
Burn Up the Myth
New Team Member
OSHA Fines
Electrical Safety News
New appointment by US National Committee of the IEC
OSHA Webinar
Norfab Corporation
Governor’s Safety and Health Conference
Arc Flash Training Forum
ISHN Magazine Article
Train the Trainer Class
Arc Test Dates
Combustible Dust Standard
UPDATE: ASTM standards and Work Items Descriptions Redesign
New Product Spotlight


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Upcoming Classes

Open Registration:

NFPA 70E 2012 Electrical Safety in the Workplace 


  NFPA 70E-2012 CLASSES 


Greensboro, NC 

March 8, 2013


Wichita, KS 

March 19, 2013 


 Decatur, AL 

March 26, 2013


Wilmington, DE 

March 26, 2013


Seattle, WA 

April 2, 2013


Ft. Wayne, IN 

April 9, 2013


Denver, CO  

April 16, 2013


Ft. Worth, TX 

April 16, 2013


Detroit, MI 

April 23, 2013


Knoxville, TN 

April 24, 2013


Evansville, IN

April 24, 2013


Evansville, IN 

April 25, 2013


Greensboro, NC 

May 10, 2013


May 13, 2013


Orlando, FL 

May 21, 2013


Louisville, KY 

June 3, 2013 


Reno, NV

August 13, 2013


Evansville, IN

September 12, 2013


Deerfield, IL

September 24, 2013


Cincinnati, OH

October 14, 2013


Greensboro, NC

October 25, 2013


Billings, MT

October 29, 2013


Louisville, KY

December 2, 2013




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June 4, 2013 


Louisville, KY  

September 24, 2013


Billings, MT

October 30, 2013


Louisville, KY

December 3, 2013




 Louisville, KY 

June 3-6, 2013  


Louisville, KY 

September 23-26, 2013


December 2-5, 2013 




Cincinnati, OH 

May 14, 2013


Crystal Lake, IL

July 9, 2013


Cincinnati, OH

October 15, 2013




Cincinnati, OH 

May 14 – May 15, 2013


Cincinnati, OH

Oct 15 – Oct 16, 2013




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 IEEE ESW 2010

IEEE IAS 2013 Electrical Safety Workshop

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March 11-15, 2013

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 MARCH 2013

Dear ArcLetter Member,


Can you believe Spring is right around the corner?  

It seems like we  

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were just in the middle of Holiday celebrating and now we are looking forward to Spring Break travel and even making our plans for warmer weather months.

Time marches on and that means that e-Hazard continues to plan classes and training courses for cities across the globe. We hope you will join us somewhere along the way! Our goal is to provide you and your employees all the information they need to get home safe and enjoy their families in the warmer months.  

Hope to see you soon!  

Burn Up the Myth: The Difference in Gloves
Burning Question

Q. What is the difference between Class O and Class OO gloves?   


A. From a shock perspective Class O vs. Class OO has little difference. Class O has a maximum use voltage of 1000V and Class OO has a maximum use voltage of 500V.  Since sometimes 480V systems could have greater than 500V we recommend using Class O for 480V systems.


Most choose Class O for two reasons:  

  • Class O is thicker so they last longer.   One of our larger clients who uses our TTT materials for their training did a study on two larger facilities with over 200 pairs of gloves and found that Class O lasted about one year longer than Class OO.
  • Class O is also better in arc flash because of that thickness.

If you are working 120V-240V Class OO is fine.  On 480V we recommend Class O.  And Black or Blue are the most protective colors for arc flash in research to date.


See our full article on Making Sense of PPE 


  Contact us for any questions. 

New Team Member:  Stacy Klausing

Headshot- Stacy K. Stacy Klausing is currently the PPE Project Manager at ArcWear. Stacy has background experience in testing laboratories, research, continuous improvement, and managing projects in a technical setting.

Stacy has a Master of Science from the University of Kentucky in Textiles with a special focus on Textile Science. Stacy completed her master’s thesis in “Post Use Analysis of Firefighter Turnout Gear Phase II”. Stacy also obtained a Six Sigma Green Belt from North Carolina State University and has worked as a PPE Project Engineer for firefighter’s equipment until joining ArcWear.  She will head ArcWear’s Testing Laboratory and testing services for ASTM F1506. 

Fines by OSHA on Electrical Hazards


Most citations include electrical hazards.


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View OSHA citations and our commentary  

on our BLOG.  


Electrical Safety News

NFPA 70E Proposals for 2015 out for Public Comment Now in March 2013

NFPA has a new way to make public comments.  They are done electronically and with a new format. Here is the page to help with understanding how to make a public comment to an NFPA 70E proposal. To comment on NFPA 70E Proposals for 2015 cycle, click here. Give the committee your the input!…»


OSHA cites 3 companies following the deaths of 2 workers at a Hockley, Texas, work site
OSHA fines Landes Foods in Dallas $129,500 after a follow-up inspection reveals workers continue to be exposed to hazards
Implement NFPA 70E & NESC arc flash training changes
PG&E boosts training after multiple fatal electrocutions
Two San Jose Workers Hurt in Electrical Panel Explosion

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Hugh Hoagland receives new appointment by US National Committee of the IEC 

 e-Hazard Senior Consultant Hugh Hoagland has been appointed by The US National Committee as an Expert on IEC TC 78 PT 78-13-1


Hugh will head the new proposed IEC Standard for Arc Rating Gloves.  This proposal from the Swiss committee passed IEC and will now enter the IEC cycle which is about 1.5 years.


 Read more about USNC/IEC  

Hugh Hoagland to speak on webinar related to OSHA Changes to Electrical Safety Regulations

OSHA Logo In March 2013 OSHA is scheduled to make several changes to the regulations from 1910.269, 1926 and 1910.300 series affecting utilities, construction and general industry. This webinar will review these changes and their impact on industry. Join e-Hazard’s Hugh Hoagland for this informative event on May 2, 2013 with Occupational Health & Safety Magazine.
Register Here     

Product Spotlight : Norfab FR Products 

At e-Hazard we emphasize the importance of PPE as the best way to protect personnel who work in or around electrical environments. We are happy to pass along the resources for high quality products like those available at Norfab Corporation.
Norfab Corporation of Norristown, Pennsylvania, is a manufacturer of FR fabrics used in the preparation of the lightest weight, 40 cal NFPA 70E HRC Level 4 compliant electric arc protective suits currently on the market.

See more information on Norfab’s new offering on our BLOG

e-Hazard Trainers to Speak at 2013
Governor’s Safety and Health Conference
Hugh Hoagland and Doug Black will lead workshops at the 2013 Governor's Conference 2013 Governor’s Safety and Health Conference in Louisville, KY. The conference will be held May 7-10 at The Galt House Hotel and Suites.
The e-Hazard trainers will be presenting a class on
OSHA, NFPA and NESC Updates in Electrical Safety in 2013.

For more information on the Conference and to register, visit

Arc Flash Training Forum

Join our Arc Flash Training Forum for online discussions regarding arc flash and electrical safety, arc flash studies, standards and code, and much more. Our instructors will continue to be involved in other forums but wanted to provide a focused place focused on arc flash training.  This will be an excellent resource for our trainers who have been through the four day intensive Train the Trainer and others seeking answers on arc flash and electrical safety. 

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ISHN Magazine Article: “Don’t Get Burned” on how to implement NFPA 70E
ISHN Mag cover Read Hugh Hoagland’s article, “Don’t Get Burned”, in the February issue of  ISHN magazine relating to arc flash training requirements in the new 2012 NFPA 70E and the NESC. The article outlines several new requirements and critical changes in the standards which may require training.

Train the Trainer Class
E-Hazard offers Train the Trainer courses several times per year. This 3-or-4 day intensive training program is designed to prepare qualified trainers to deliver instruction to others based on NFPA 70E and OSHA requirements. e-Hazard started this training to raise the bar in the electrical industry. While we offer many qualified trainers, we also provide training materials and and coaching so you can develop in-house expertise without breaking the bank. See what over 400 other trainers are saying about the e-Hazard TTT class and our materials.
TTT DVD and Workbooks Upcoming TTT classes:

ArcWear™ Arc Testing Dates
ASTM F1959, ASTM F2178, ASTM F887 Fall Protection arc testing and mannequin testing are scheduled at the Kinectrics Lab in Toronto on the dates below.

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ArcWear™ Testing 2013 
Mar 25-29
Apr 22-26
May 27-30
June 24-28
July 22-26
 Aug 19-23

Sept 16-20


We must receive materials or clothing one week before the test date for sample preparation. Otherwise, call to make arrangements to ship to the lab in Canada.

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.


  • $100 per material for prep/washing and cutting panels; ($200 for items arriving less than 7 days before test date to cover preparation overtime)
  • $200 for shipping a signed hard-copy report internationally
 For complete information on Arc Testing, including testing site location, shipping details and accreditation, visit:

View our Arc Test Data.
Get details on past Arc Flash Articles.

Washington Report

In the recent issue of The Washington Report, ISEA reports on OSHA’s announcement of the Regulatory Agenda, including the review of a proposed rule on combustible dust

scheduled for October of this year.
See OSHA’s Unified Agenda Fall 2012.

UPDATE: ASTM standards and Work Items Descriptions

A new copy of the following ASTM standards and Work ASTM International Logo items descriptions are available by viewing the standards page at

New Approved ASTM Standards include:

New ASTM Work Items 

  • WK41040 -Guide for D6960-04(10) Standard Tables of Body Measurements Relating to Women’s Plus Size Figure Types  

 Check out the newly redesigned 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is crucial when you need protection the most.  ArcStore specializes in electric arc and flash fire tested garments for use in hazardous environments where electrical safety is a concern. Our products provide arc and flame protection as specified by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70E), OSHA and cleanliness requirements of the FDA regulations when cared for and laundered properly.


In collaborationCATU Helmet with CICAME ENERGIE, CATU is launching a new Helmet featuring an “arc Flash” face shield. The  combination of the screen and flap provides minimum face heat protection of

23 cal/cm².





Read more about the new product 

2013 Electrical Safety Training Courses
We offer a variety of electrical training courses, including arc flash training, electrical safety procedures and electrical safety guidelines, designed with the user in mind. Our goal is to provide relevant courses for any industry where electrical safety is a concern. More trainers use e-Hazard training materials than all our competitors combined. Competitors welcome.


“This was my 5th or 6th time attending a course on 70E.
Easily the best course I’ve attended.”
– 2013 attendee

2013 Classes

On-site custom classes are available. We can design a training program around your company’s unique electric safety program needs. Our team of experts have created tailored training solutions for companies and industries around the world.


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