by , on September 15, 2015

e-Hazard and ArcWear will be attending the 2015 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, and will be showcasing Flashcert.

Flashcert is ArcWear’s new certifying process, made possible by a partnership with BTTG Testing & Certification Ltd and Kinectrics, third-party testing labs; and SEI, a third-party certification body. Each of these companies is ISO accredited in their respective core capabilities and are all service-oriented; in other words, they are independent from any manufacturer and the expertise they give is from a technical perspective and not sales oriented.

This year the NSC will be hosting in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Atlanta World Congress Center. Over 14,000 people are expected to attend.

A couple of new things will be at this year’s event: the NSC Networking Lounge and the Learning Lab Sessions. The Lounge will be on the Expo floor as a designated area to do business with colleagues and also as a place for attendees to recharge. The Learning Lab Sessions are a series of eight 45-minute educational sessions, also taking place on the Expo floor.

Hugh Hoagland will be presenting one of the Learning Lab Sessions on Tuesday, September 29, from 12:45-1:30 p.m. titled “Electrical Safety Today: Improving Your Program with Better PPE, Qualification and Measurement.”

All Learning Lab topics are as follows:

  1. Risk Assessment and Your Electrical Safety Program
  2. Giving Safety a Brand Identity
  3. 6 ½ Simple Tools to Prove Value, Gain Cooperation, and Save Lives
  4. Humor in Safety: From Blah, Blah, Blah to Ha, Ha, Ha
  5. Safety Contacts: Caught You Doing Something Right!
  6. Electrical Safety Today: Improving Your Program with Better PPE, Qualification and Measurement
  7. Drones for High Hazard Operations
  8. The Mistakes That (Sometimes) Get Us Hurt

Check the website for the dates and times of each Session.

Both eHazard and ArcWear will be joining hundreds of other U.S and international companies, unions, utilities, and safety organizations at the Expo. eHazard will be highlighting the variety of classes we offer on arc flash and electrical safety: Low Voltage Qualified, High Voltage Qualified, 1910.269 Safety & Arc Hazard Awareness, and our award-winning Train the Trainer class. Other classes e-Hazard offers include NEC training, operator classes, and management classes. eHazard also does arc flash studies and NFPA 70E audits, both a mini-audit and a full audit. Several instructors will be available for you to talk to, ask questions of, and gain insight into what your company may need to meet 2015 NFPA requirements. The ArcWear managers will also be attending the Expo to answer any questions you have on electrical arc testing, PPE specifications, textile testing, and garment auditing services. Hugh Hoagland will be at the booth Monday and Tuesday and can also talk to anyone needing assistance with either company’s services.

The NSC is a nonprofit organization that began in 1913. Their mission states they “save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.” This year’s Congress keynote speakers will be talking about building safer workplaces, the challenges of occupational illnesses, and the interpersonal dimension of occupational safety. Throughout the week, 164 technical sessions/workshops and professional development seminars will be offered.

Make sure you stop by the e-Hazard/ArcWear booth (#2686) and say hello!


Hugh Hoagland
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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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