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OSHA 1910.269 Compliance Date Delay & What it Means for FR Clothing

October 30th, 2014

The initial compliance implementation date for OSHA 1910.269 has been delayed again. OSHA had pushed the initial compliance date out to October 31, 2014. However, OSHA is now reporting that date is being extended out longer. The official date of the extension has yet to be released but should be official soon. It is likely […]

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Utility Workers Injured by Arc Flash

October 10th, 2014

Four Shakopee, Minn. utilities workers were taken to the hospital after an accident during electrical maintenance work on what was reported to be a 12,000 volt line. Below is a link to the local Fox News story. The one quote of particular interest to those in the FR garment world was what the most badly […]

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Top 10 Thing to Consider When Buying FR Clothing

October 7th, 2014

With frequent onsite fieldworker accidents, tragic deaths in various industries like oil and gas and fire service, growing concern over lab safety in schools, and the significant financial costs these occurrences have on organizations, flame-resistant (FR) clothing has literally become a “hot topic” issue. The reason to invest in FR clothing is simple: it saves […]

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Static Electricity & Lack of FR Caused Death in Wyoming Blast

October 2nd, 2014

Click the link below to read an article from OSHA Today about how static electricity and the lack of flame-resistant clothing contributed to the death of a worker in Wyoming. Static electricity is a danger in the workplace that often gets overlooked; but it can cause serious thermal hazards. Always be prepared by wearing your […]

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NFPA 70E 2015 is Now Available

September 30th, 2014

The new edition of NFPA 70E has many changes but the most relevant ones related to arc flash protective clothing are: The term Hazard Rick Category or HRC as it’s known in the industry has been changed. The new title for this is PPE Category. The purpose and ratings used for the newly named PPE […]

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