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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 15, 2017
The PDF version of the NFPA 70E® 2018 will be available August 25, 2017. The standard softbound book will be available September 20, and the e-book will come out October 6, 2017. We will be using the 2018 version in our next Low Voltage, High Voltage, and Train the Trainer classes in Louisville, October 16-19, 2017....
by , on June 24, 2016
The idea of the categories was developed by Dr. Tom Neal at DuPont. He sent me his table and a list of the PPE he had tested which met the four categories. Since I tested for many companies and he had only DuPont data, I validated his findings. We did tweak the categories based on...
by , on April 27, 2016
Recently our office received a call from a client asking if arc-rated shirts are supposed to be tucked into the pants. In our low voltage class, we specifically teach electricians, engineers, and safety directors to do just that. The client wanted to clarify some misinformation he had just heard from a company that manufactures PPE....
by , on February 29, 2016
The NFPA 70E® 2018 edition is now open for Public Comment. Beginning with the Fall 2016 NFPA Standards, all Public Inputs and Public Comments must be submitted online. Paper submissions will no longer be accepted. By utilizing a completely online platform, NFPA is allowing an easier opportunity for more people to participate in the development...
by , on January 28, 2016
Insulated tools provide an added layer of protection for electrical workers who find themselves working within the restricted boundary mentioned in NFPA 70E (130.4(D)). As many electrical personnel are aware of, an electrician who is working in compliance with NFPA 70E cannot be inside of the restricted approach boundary unless all conductive material like jewelry,...
by , on October 6, 2015
The whirlwind of conference activity has not slowed down at the e-Hazard and Arcwear office! In the past two weeks, both companies have exhibited their services in both Atlanta and Louisville. This week Arcwear will be at IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) Expo in California answering questions about arc flash testing and their new testing and certification...
by , on July 30, 2015
In June of this year, a 47-year-old Siemens employee died while performing routine electrical maintenance work. While the cause of his death has not yet been released, he had come in contact with a wire while performing testing work at an AK Steel substation in Ashland, KY. A spokesperson said that power had already been...
by , on July 16, 2015
Hugh Hoagland will be the presenter for another webinar this summer. This will be a free 1-hour presentation when Hugh answers questions that have come up about NFPA 70E 2015 changes, and addresses questions that most commonly arise in the electrical industry concerning PPE. * Arc flash study reduction for equipment >40 cal/cm² * New arc...

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