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How to Protect Against Arc Flash Hazards

November 7, 2017 Arc Flash and FR Protection, Electrical Safety

Arc Flash Apparel

An arc flash is a dangerous release of energy produced by an electrical fault in the air from one phase to another phase, or from one phase to the ground. …

Arc Flash 101

September 6, 2016 Arc Flash and FR Protection

arch flash danger

Arc flash concerns were first published in 1982 in Ralph Lee’s paper “The Other Electrical Hazard: Electric Arc Blast Burns.” Arc flash hazards were not formally studied until 1993, which …

ARC Flash and OSHA Regulations in 2015

July 28, 2015 Arc Flash and FR Protection

Arc Flash Article

An arc flash occurs when an electrical current leaves its intended path and travels from one conductor to another. This may result in fire, flying objects (traveling at more than 700 …

Comfortable Flame Resistant Work Clothing

April 20, 2015 General Safety

For electricians and electric power industry workers the threat of electrical arc is the most serious they face. During their short blasts, flash hazard temperatures can be literally hotter than …

Fall Protection for Welders and Highway Safety

March 17, 2015 Fall Protection

Working at height can be dangerous. Welding is also rife with hazardous possibilities. Do them both at the same time and you’re a special type of person. This photo was …

Electrical Worker Fall Safety Regulation Changes in 2014

December 29, 2014 Fall Protection

This past spring OSHA updated their safety regulations for electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution. The compliance deadline for most of these new rules as they relate to fall protection …

National Safety Apparel NSA Offers Smart Flame-Resistant Clothing

March 12, 2014 General Safety

National Safety Apparel (NSA) has been making protective clothing for more than 75 years. They started in Cleveland at a time when steel and particularly wire production was in full …

Arc Flash Protection Sees Improvements, Needs Clarification

January 30, 2013 General Safety

Electricians have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country according to OSHA reports. While the wattage in homes is enough to cause serious damage or death, even greater …

Update Your Arc Flash Fall Protection for Welders and Electricians

December 19, 2012 Fall Protection

There are loads of new arc flash rated fall protection products that have hit the market recently. If you are working with your feet off the ground as an electrician, …