e-Hazard Blog

by , on March 25, 2015
Just received an e-mail about a new “arc shield” claiming to meet a test method IEC 61482-1-2… (you can’t meet a test method – they have no pass fail criteria). This shield is clear with UV blocking and could be a fine shield for non-arc-flash work, but it does not meet an applicable arc flash...
by , on March 18, 2015
Enform released an Electrical Safety program development guideline that is free to the public. If you’re interested you can check out the details below and download the free guide today!  The guide is based on Canadian standards but the core should be usable by every company. Because electricity is invisible and we use it constantly,...
by , on March 17, 2015
A & D Wood Products has been cited for health and safety violations: four willful, four repeated, and nineteen serious. In 2011, they were cited for violations similar to some cited recently. The company now faces over $133,000 in fines and has been placed on OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Of the four willful violations,...
by , on March 16, 2015
ASTM has approved a revised standard of ASTM F1930. The standard, now F1930-15, examines the thermal protection of single layer flame-resistant clothing and clothing ensembles when exposed to a fire simulation (up to 20 seconds long) to predict skin injuries incurred from that exposure.  This is the key full scale standard test method in NFPA...
by , on March 10, 2015
 Thousands of inadequate firefighter PPE were given to Korean firefighters two years ago. Until recently, the PPE were still being used in the front lines. Approximately 5,300 suits did not pass the quality inspection test.  Yet the Korea Fire Institute had put their stamp of approval on them as having passed. How these suits passed...