by , on October 10, 2012
A large retailer is marketing a safety vest as being “fire retardant” according to NFPA 701 Treated Fabric standards. NFPA 701 is a curtain standard, NOT a clothing standard!   Indicating that clothing is FR via NFPA 701 violates the ANSI 107 prohibition of calling something FR if it does not meet a proper standard. NFPA’s description...
by , on September 28, 2012
The correct answer is NEITHER. Here is an example of a false label claim to be “FR” or flame resistant.  This material DOES NOT meet or exceed ASTM D6413 because you can’t meet or exceed a test method.  It has no pass/fail criteria to meet or exceed.  It is likely tested by this method and...
by , on September 21, 2012
Thomas Gibson of Aberdeen, NC, was killed while working on an electrical box in the Buffalo community of Union County, SC.  It was not known if he was an employee of Lockhart Power Company or a private utility contractor. Find out more from the GoUpstate.com website dated 9/6/12.
by , on September 21, 2012
A Comcast employee installing fiber optics in Santa Cruz, CA, was severely injured when the bucket in which he was working came in contact with overhead power lines, setting the bucket lift & truck on fire, as well as burning Mararito Mesa’s left arm, left leg, left ear, back & chest in the blast. A...
by , on September 21, 2012
James R. White has just released his book discussing the interaction between OSHA Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices regulations ( (29CFR1910.331 – .335) and NFPA 70E.  The title of the book is  “Electrical Safety:  A Practical Guide to OSHA and NFPA 70E”. Jim is a thoughtful member of NFPA 70E and a member of ASTM F18. One...
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