The 2015 edition of the NFPA 70E standard includes a major change in how stakeholders evaluate electrical risk — so that owners, managers, and employees can work together to ensure an electrically safe working area and comply with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.
Throughout the standard, the phrase “risk assessment” replaces the phrase “hazard analysis” with “risk assessment,” with NFPA saying this has been done “to enable a shift in awareness about the potential for failure.”
There are updated tables, a new subsection in 130.2 (A)(4) that provides requirements where normal operation of electric equipment is permitted, and Annex E has been updated to correlate with the redefined terminology associated with hazard and risk.
Hugh Hoagland, Managing partner of e-Hazard Management LLC and President of ArcWear.com in Louisville, Ky. e-Hazard’s electrical safety training is used by more NFPA 70E members than any other program, and ArcWear does most of the world’s arc testing at Kinectrics Lab in Toronto. Hugh’s training is widely followed since it does not promote any specific PPE but is the most conversant training on the real issues safety directors and end users face with in complying with the NFPA 70E standard and the National Electrical Safety Code.
Cintas is the world’s largest provider of flame resistant clothing programs. Over half a million wearers choose their FRC program from Cintas — making Cintas the most trusted source for FRC apparel. With unparalleled service and options in FRC products, Cintas FRC is engineered to be more durable, more comfortable and lighter than any other garments of their type. Cintas is also the exclusive provider of Carhartt Rental FR garments.
Superior Glove is responsible for keeping hands safe at work. As one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, we have some of the happiest customers in the world. Relationships are important to us. What sets us apart is our ability to work alongside our customers, visiting their facilities, brainstorming with them to find the right product or even custom designing it to ensure every Superior customer gets exactly what they need.
For 100 years, MSA has led the charge in workplace safety, providing sophisticated devices and protective gear that protects thousands of men and women each day. Our product focus emphasizes industrial head, eye, face, hearing and communications protection, respiratory protective equipment, fall protection products, portable gas detection instruments and sensors, and fixed gas and flame detection systems.
TECGEN® brand garments are an innovative, lightweight and breathable alternative to legacy flame resistant (FR) garments. The garments are made from TECGEN® bi-component fiber that features a carbonized outer protective shell for FR performance and an elastic inner core for pliability. The fiber creates TECGEN® fabric that meets NFPA 70E and 2112-2012 standards, and delivers a soft, moisture-wicking fabric solution. TECGEN® FR garments include coveralls, shirts and trousers – available in various styles and sizes for men and women. TECGEN® FR apparel is sold through oil/gas, utility and safety distributors throughout the U.S., and in conjunction with the leading workwear brand in Australia.
Not long ago, Springfield was the newest manufacturer of FR fabrics in the industry. Today, we are a frontrunner with the capacity to become a premier FR global supplier. To gain worldwide acceptance in so short a time is testimony to the quality and performance of our American-made products and the good old-fashioned way we do business.
Springfield FR fabrics meet NFPA, ASTM, as well as Canadian and European standards. State-of-the-art production and testing equipment gives us a strategic competitive & manufacturing advantage.
Springfield LLC is a textile manufacturer specializing in the development & production of a wide array of FR protective fabrics.
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Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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