by , on October 13, 2015
Trim on the Market Today There have been flame-resistant and arc rated reflective trims on the market for many years, but the most common ones were sew-on trims which made garments bulky.  While these were used for firefighters, the heat-sealed trims were not flame-resistant other than “taking on the characteristics of the fabric underneath” which...
by , on October 12, 2015
Six utility workers were injured in an electrical explosion at the Priest Rapids Dam in Washington state on Thursday. All six were admitted to a Seattle medical center. One worker was kept overnight and then was released the next morning. The other five workers remain in the medical center with burn injuries. Two are in...
by , on October 8, 2015
OH&S Award
For the 2nd time in two years, e-Hazard has won a New Product of the Year Award from Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S), this time for the 1910.269 Train the Trainer program. The award, in the category of Best On-Site Training, was presented at the 2015 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia....
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 September 23, 2015
Q: When it comes to work on energized equipment, who (site owner, contractor, or contractor employee) is required to know when it is necessary to de-energize when outside contractors are used? A: The short answer is that the owner of the equipment takes on the liability of the equipment. But the decision to work energized or...
by , on September 18, 2015
e-Hazard will be at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition in Louisville, KY, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. In 2013, over 17,000 attended the ICUEE. Among them were professionals from various utilities and contractors, mostly electrical. The organization is expecting the same number of attendees this year as well, and more than 850 exhibitors have...
by , on September 15, 2015
e-Hazard and ArcWear will be attending the 2015 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, and will be showcasing Flashcert. Flashcert is ArcWear’s new certifying process, made possible by a partnership with BTTG Testing & Certification Ltd and Kinectrics, third-party testing labs; and SEI, a third-party certification body. Each of these companies is ISO accredited in...
by , on September 8, 2015
Flashcert offered insight for new proposed language for NFPA 70E 2018 for arc rated PPE testing. (NEW) 130.7(C)(17)Personal Protective Equipment Conformity Assessment.   (1) All personal protective equipment referenced in Table 130.7(C)(14) and Table 130.7(F) shall comply with the associated referenced standard. (2) Effective January 1, 2018, all personal protective equipment shall comply with ANSI/ISEA 125 American National...
by , on September 4, 2015
e-Hazard’s Hugh Hoagland demonstrates how to properly put on an arc-rated shirt and explains why it’s important to Tuck, Button, & Roll.
by , on September 4, 2015
Bayer CropScience Limited  and Holmes E & M Services Ltd pled guilty in court and were fined in June 2015 over an electrical burn incident that happened in July 2012. The accident occurred on a Bayer CropScience chemical site . The 29-year-old employee of electrical contractor Holmes E & M Services was installing a power...
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