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Publish date of NFPA 70E 2012

Arc Test Dates


Lenzing Protective Clothing




Amplitude FR


Walls FR

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Pub Date for NFPA 70E 2012 Edition

NOW NFPA 70E 2012 is online to order and download in PDF, Print and free to read on  For e-Hazard TTT participants, our materials for the new edition will be available in about two weeks.

The standard’s effective date is Jan 15, 2012

Click here to get to the latest info on NFPA 70E and to link to NFPA to order your copy today.

ArcWear™ Arc Testing Dates


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 are scheduled 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 40223
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 one 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.

e-Hazard Trainer Speaking Events

e-Hazard Trainers including
Hugh Hoagland, Bill Shinn, Lee Hale, Drake Drobnick, Al Havens, Daleep Mohla
and others speak at events all over the world. Here are some events where you can find us:

Western Electric

Arc Flash Forum Sydney, AU

October 20-21


August 30, 2011

F.A.S.T. First Aid & Survival Technologies Limited

Delta, BC

Nov 22, 2011

Dayton IBEW Safety Conference

Sept. 15, 2011


 Oct. 4-6, 2011

National Safety Council

Oct. 30-Nov. 4, 2011

IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop

Jan 31-Feb. 3, 2012


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

ArcWear.com13113 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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