Author: Hugh Hoagland
Hugh Hoagland
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.

by , on October 9, 2017
OH&S Webinar
Join us on November 2nd for a free NFPA 70E 2018 webinar discussing the main changes found in the new standard and how to implement them. When: November 2, 2017 Time: 2:00PM ET – 1:00PM CT – 11:00AM PT Speaker: Hugh Hoagland We look forward to seeing you! You can register here.
by , on October 5, 2017
OSHA responded to four separate reports of worker injuries at BWAY Corporation in Chicago, IL. After OSHA completed their investigations, BWAY was fined $503,380 for five repeated and five serious violations. The repeat violations include failure to train employees on lockout/tagout procedures, and inadequate machine guarding. The five serious citations involve failing to lockout equipment...
by , on September 28, 2017
After delays due to several TIA’s in progress, the PDF and free online access are now available for the NFPA 70E 2018 edition. The print version is expected to be released on October 17th, 2017, and the eBook on November 27th, 2017. Purchase the NFPA 70E 2018 PDF from NFPA  See the Free Online Access of...
by , on September 14, 2017
Recently published in the September/October 2017 issue of Incident Prevention Magazine is an article I co-authored with Arcwear’s PPE Project Manager, Stacy Klausing, Secondary FR Garments: Practical Solutions for Protection. Read the complete article to find out more about disposable garments, a new ANSI/ISEA standard in the works, and what you need to do to...
by , on September 7, 2017
4th Year Win for New Product of the Year e-Hazard has been awarded the OH&S New Product of the Year award for the 4th year running. This year, our winning product is our video Task Qualified Switch Operations, which can be purchased or rented through Vimeo. The DVD is available for sale as well. From...
by , on September 1, 2017
IEEE has approved e-Hazard as an education provider eligible to give IEEE certificates to students, indicating that our courses are sanctioned by this highly reputable professional association (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). These certificates will be available on most e-hazard classes for a fee when needed for PDH’s in states accepting IEEE certifications.  Many...
by , on August 28, 2017
Mike Doherty and I will be guest speakers at a one-day Electrical Safety in Construction Workshop sponsored by the NAC (National Academy of Construction) Strategic Planning and Safety Committees.   It will take place in Washington DC, October 25, 2017, and will precede the annual meeting of the NAC. You can register here. The workshop...
by , on August 25, 2017
Was it a typo or a delay? We’re not sure, but the PDF is now delayed until AFTER the print version according to the NFPA website. The print version has also been moved to for a release date of October 20th, 2017.
by , on August 25, 2017
The new standard clarifies that the fabric, in fabric based hoods, can be the limiting factor in an arc rating. While ArcWear’s arc flash testing has always assumed this, other labs have wondered.  This will keep hoods from being over-rated, a concern ArcWear has always addressed. The other changes may not affect ratings but will...
by , on August 22, 2017
Question: Can a shirt with a metal snap or a metal zipper meet ASTM F1506 and NFPA 70E? Answer: This is a matter of opinion and there is some controversy about the issue. ASTM F1506 has NO prescription forbidding metal snaps or zippers. It states in 6.1 that, “closures used in garment construction shall not...
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