by , on October 15, 2014
June 20,2014 The purpose of this memorandum is to establish a temporary enforcement policy for: 29 CFR 1910.137(b) and 1910.269; and 29 CFR 1926.97(b) and Subpart V. On April 11, 2014, OSHA promulgated a final rule revising the general industry and construction standards for work on electric power generation, transmission and distribution installations and for...
by , on October 14, 2014
G&K Services, Inc. has announced their new line of coveralls, and knitted work shirts developed to help combat heat stress. Their new vented flame resistant (FR) uniforms and FR knit garments feature enhanced visibility striping that will offer added protection in limited light conditions. “Heat stress is a very real concern for people whose jobs require...
by , on October 14, 2014
Burning Questions Arc Flash
Every week we have questions from our readers (you) about electrical safety and standards. It just so happens that we love answering these questions with information that is both accurate and educational.  Have questions?  We have answers.  We would love to hear from you!   We have three ways to ask questions: 1. Visit the...
by , on October 10, 2014
In Britain a new product has been on the rise in the world of PPE: Battery powered high visibility clothing, powered by what they call Fhoss Technology®.  This technology could make a big impact for worker visibility on an international level.  Equipped with a hidden battery pack, Fhoss ( the company behind the product )...
by , on October 8, 2014
Joel addresses a common misconception on fire exposures. The article cites government studies pointing out that flash fires can be greater than 3 seconds and discusses things to consider in flash fire exposures. Check this out: http://ohsonline.com/articles/2014/10/01/fr-compliance-vs-protection.aspx?admgarea=news&m=1
by , on October 7, 2014
Burning Questions Arc Flash
From time to time we have questions from our readers (you) about electrical safety and standards.  It just so happens that we love answering these questions with information that is both accurate and educational. Have questions?  We have answers.  We would love to hear from you! We have three ways to ask questions: 1. Visit...
by , on October 6, 2014
ASTM has updated ASTM F1116 for DI Shoes for 2014.  Minimal changes.  ASTM F1116 Test Method is available from ASTM.org.  
by , on October 1, 2014
This isn’t one of our usual blog posts – but it goes towards a good cause, so we can’t help but share it. We’ve been contacted by someone within The Fallen Lineman Organization (FLO) with an opportunity to present to you their fundraiser.  Not only will it go towards a great organization, but it will also benefit...
by , on September 30, 2014
An update has been added to the newest edition of the CSA Z195. Protective footwear is more important than you think!  We don’t want anymore incidents like this electrical fatality happening.  DI Shoes meeting ASTM F1116 or EH shoes meeting CSA Z195 and ASTM F2413 have saved many lives in electrical workplaces. All jurisdictions across Canada require workers...
by , on September 30, 2014
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]H&S Magazine has given its training award for 2014 to e-Hazard for the NFPA 70E Train the Trainer (TTT) program. This training package has been used by over 600 trainers around the world, from the U.S. to South Africa to New Zealand.  We train people to teach the NFPA 70E standard with confidence.  The TTT...
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