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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
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Q.  I recently attended a training on 70E and understand that 70E recommends EH footwear for dry conditions and DI footwear for wet conditions and working under power lines.  What article in 70E states this information? A.  There are several references to footwear in 70E: Article 130.7(C)(8) states that DI (dielectric Insulated) footwear shall be used...
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
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