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by , on November 18, 2009
Just following the tables in NFPA 70E this worker would have likely walked away with no burns. He would have been wearing HRC 2* faceshield, rubber insulating gloves and leather protectors and a flame resistant 8 cal shirt/pant option. He is lucky he had no clothing ignition. Read about this arc flash in Springfield, MA...
by , on November 18, 2009
If you care about Combustible Dust (there are no guidelines mentioning flame resistant clothing even though this would save many lives), OSHA is having stakeholder meetings. Click here to see the OSHA press release.
by , on November 16, 2009
red background with burning question
A FOX station in Texas reports that firefighters could move downed power lines in emergencies IF they had rubber gloves on the trucks.¹ The story isn’t entirely inaccurate. There is a LOT more than rubber gloves needed for firefighters to move downed power lines.  Why not suggest hot sticks on each truck rather than just...
by , on November 16, 2009
Sounds like this is an arc flash incident. The local newspaper here has lots of local comments on the page. With the report of burns, sounds like this worker wasn’t wearing NFPA 70E compliant PPE. Read the account as it was reported.