ASTM Updates Home Laundering Standard for AR and FR Clothing

ASTM F2757 – 20 Standard Guide for Home Laundering Care and Maintenance of Flame-Resistant or Arc-Rated Clothing This standard has been updated with more accurate terminology (“arc rating” has replaced the older term “arc resistant”) and more guidance on laundering.  This standard is useful for referencing to guidance to employees especially in absence of manufacturer’s […]

NEW CDC Guidelines on Disinfecting Respirators

We do not expect the CDC to issue guidelines on arc flash PPE. But most manufacturers provide some guidance now.  Most of the guidance states not to share PPE without laundering. We have been fielding questions and trying to provide guidance on the different proposed methods people are wanting to use.  We cannot guarantee the […]

Cleaning and Using Hand Sanitizers on ASTM D120 Rubber Insulating Gloves (VR Gloves)

Background: Rubber insulating gloves, also called VR Gloves (voltage rated gloves) or RIGS (Rubber Insulated Gloves), are critical to shock protection which is the most common fatal hazard of electrical work.  They are typically made of a highly refined natural or synthetic latex rubber and are either solvent dipped or water solution dipped.  The solvent […]

Arc Flash Minute: Can I Use Lysol Spray to Disinfect Arc Flash Hoods?

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NEW INFO: After our testing to check on the flammability of this product it has come to our attention from NSA’s Will Vereen who called the Lysol company, that this is not a recommended use of their spray and the method we used on the bottle is not certified by the EPA to be effective […]

Is It OK to Share Arc Flash and Electrical PPE?

Quick Answer- Get each of your employees their own or disinfect and sanitize regularly. Disclosure: Neither e-Hazard nor ArcWear sells arc flash PPE.  We are a training company and a test lab. In our last NFPA 70E Train the Trainer class before things were shut down for COVID-19, we had a trainer who asked a […]