by , on February 5, 2010

It is commonly believed around the world that arc flashes are “freak accidents” just as most believed in the US in the early 1990’s but groundbreaking work by individuals like Ralph Lee, companies like Duke Energy, Dupont, Bussman, AB Chance LG&E Energy (eON) and our ASTM committee have shone the light that electric arc flashes are predicitable, the consequences are predictable, the events are preventable, the energies are reducable and the PPE is powerful (now I sound like a preacher). I must thank our South African Trainer Zarheer Jooma at for this link and story. Zarheer is the SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) lead for their new ele

A very good story in a local newspaper demonstrating the human impact of an arc flash event.

Click here to read the story in The Star of Johannesburg, South Africa.

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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