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 March 19, 2019
Our article on AR and FR gloves came out in the February-March 2019 edition of Incident Prevention. In Specifying Arc-Rated and Flame-Resistant Gloves , Stacy Klausing and I discuss the different standards for shock and arc flash protection for gloves. We offer five steps to help you decide which gloves to buy for your employees: Use...
by , on February 15, 2019
Question on PPE We recently became aware of a worksite which was auditing a contractor’s PPE for compliance to NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910 standards. A contractor was using the pictured arc flash safety hood. At first glance, it appeared a mistake had been made by the manufacturer inserting a 25 cal/cm² faceshield into a...
by , on February 8, 2019
Today NFPA announced that the balloting is finished on the Public Input Balloting Stage of NFPA 70E 2021.  Now we are on to the comment stage.  Everyone can put in public proposals and everyone can comment on the proposals that passed AND the proposals that failed. If you feel very strongly about a proposal, you...
by , on January 29, 2019
Why is arc-rated hand protection important for electrical workers? Arc ratings are determined using a distance of 12 inches from an open air arc. However, the qualified electrical worker’s hands are much closer to the arc while working, and the configuration and positioning can differ. While rubber electrical gloves are typically given voltage ratings, they...
by , on November 5, 2018
A 61-year-old construction worker died from electrocution this past June. The worker had been driving a dump truck to remove debris from a site in Lexington, KY. He raised the bed of the truck, and it struck the power lines above. The truck caught on fire. As the worker attempted to get out of the truck,...
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