e-Hazard Blog

by , on July 14, 2015
Wherever there is voltage, there is also the potential for an electrical incident, whether it is shock or arc flash. How can workers be protected? What is the best way to protect them? National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health uses a chart to show the five levels of safety measures needed to protect workers...
by , on July 8, 2015
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 Q: In New Zealand, we have a lot of importers bringing in [Personal Protective Equipment] garments in from Pakistan or China, etc., and they are muddying the waters with different cal ratings on different garments, and then the end users get confused as to what they should wear in a level 2 environment. There has...
by , on June 24, 2015
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Q. Do arc rated gloves use HRC/ARC Level codes, or is that reserved for garments? Should we wear HRC/ARC on glove? I lost track of how official the glove standard is. Is it all done and official or not official yet? A. The new glove standard, ASTM F2675 – 13, is official, but there is no official statement...
by , on June 17, 2015
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 Q: My understanding is that layering AR PPE is only allowed if those garments have been tested together per (ASTM) F1959 to verify compatibility and establish performance data; is this still the case?  A: Layers have to be tested as a system to be used as more than the highest individual layer. Many authors with...
by , on June 16, 2015
So who carries the responsibility of paying for Personal Protective Equipment at the workplace? A few interesting questions were asked of OSHA last year on who pays for the personal protective equipment at a workplace. Specifically, can an employee be required to pay a deposit on the PPE as an incentive to return the PPE...
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