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by , on October 7, 2009
Milliken FR Introduces New Comfort Fabric Milliken FR™ now offers UL recognized NFPA 70E (HRC2) and NFPA 2112 compliant protection in one of the lightest weight fabrics you can buy. Amplitude® now comes in a 6.0 ounce weight, offering even more comfort and breathability than before. Several new 6-7 oz fabrics meeting HRC 2 now....
by , on October 7, 2009
Worker electrocution a few months back resulted in a small fine for a fatality. Smurfit had 16 violations but they were ONLY serious. Willful are the really bad things. “Three of the serious violations and two lesser violations cited as taking place “on or about March 10” involved electrical hazards, including not de-energizing live parts...
by , on October 6, 2009
Again a good company with excellent safety credentials struck by an arc flash. BC Hydro uses arc rated clothing so we’ll see. BC Hydro was one of the first Canadian electrical utilities to starting using arc rated coveralls for energized work. Long before many of the standards were in place for flame resistant clothing. Click...
by , on October 3, 2009
This case seems a good example. The policy didn’t even cite the right laws. Lots of companies put things in writing the workers never even hear about. No training, no auditing, and no real knowledgable supervision of arc flash and electrical safety hazards. This company “required” all work to be done de-energized in writing but...
by , on October 1, 2009
Wonder if he was wearing arc-rated uniform. Major arc flash. Glad he was coming out! Read the news story from today…