by , on October 14, 2013
F2677 -08a(2013) Standard Specification for Electrically Insulating Aprons This specification prescribes the function and performance criteria, and acceptance testing for electrically insulating aprons for the protection of workers from incidental contact with live electrical apparatus or circuits. Read More… 1.1 This specification covers the acceptance testing of electrically insulating aprons for the protection of workers from...
by , on October 11, 2013
October 2013 Take a minute to check out ArcNews this month for important information on electrical safety! Don’t miss our article on the impact of bug spray on FR clothing and check out our schedule of classes and upcoming webinars and conferences – we’d love to see you! Our Q&A this month has important information...
by , on October 11, 2013
F1117 – Standard Specification for Dielectric Footwear has been updated This specification covers acceptance testing of dielectric overfoot and overshoe footwear designed to provide additional isolation or insulation of workers if in accidental contact with energized electrical conductors, apparatus, or circuits. Read more… 1.1 This specification covers acceptance testing of dielectric overfoot and overshoe footwear designed...
by , on October 9, 2013
The 30th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo will be held on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Kansas City Power & Light and Westar Energy are the host utility.  The 30th Annual International Awards Banquet will be held Saturday evening, October 19th at the Overland Park Convention Center located at 6000 College Boulevard, Overland...
by , on October 8, 2013
OSHA reports citing St. Louis Cold Drawn for 26 safety violations, several relating directly to electrical safety practices. The citation comes  after fifty-five year old Mach Nguyen of Florissant was found unconscious and not breathing on top of an electrical box at the company in May of 2013. Police have ruled the death an accident, stating Nguyen was...
by , on October 7, 2013
While working on storm repairs near Temuka, New Zealand in September 2013, a Greymouth Electronet linesman received a high-voltage electric shock and fell eight metres from the pole where he was working. The 20 year old worker reportedly received a 6600-volt shock and was initially knocked unconscious. However, according to a rescue worker, he had...
by , on September 20, 2013
OSHA is changing the regulations from the 1910.269, 1926, and 1910.300 series affecting utilities, construction, and general industry. This webinar with Hugh Hoagland will review these changes and their impact on companies in these industries. Speaker: Hugh Hoagland, Managing partner of e-Hazard Management LLC and President of ArcWear.com in Louisville, Ky. e-Hazard’s electrical safety training...
by , on September 19, 2013
As of 2010, there were more than 800,000 women reported to be working in the construction field, of which 200,000 were performing production jobs, such as electricians. (Source:OSHA) The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Association(OSHA) has joined forces with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to provide information on the unique needs of...
by , on September 18, 2013
by Stacy Klausing, PPE Project Manager, ArcWear Did you know? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued two tentative interim amendments (TIA) this year to NFPA 2112 Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel against Flash Fire. The first TIA (12-1, issued March 7, 2013 and effective March 27, 2013) addresses the...
by , on September 16, 2013
An construction worker in Glasgow, Scotland working for sub-contractor, Sir Robert McAlpine was admitted to the hospital after suffering an electric shock following contact with a live cable. He was working on the construction site of a new building at the City of Glasgow College when he was hit with 11,000 volts following contact with...
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