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ISHN Article: CSB Renews Call for Combustible Dust Standard

July 25th, 2014

“The time is now for OSHA to take action to prevent these tragic accidents” Follow the link to read an article from ISHN about renewed pressure from the CSB for OSHA to quell the recent storm of accidents around combustible dust. Click here to read the full article.  Want more information on the Combustible Dust […]

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When to replace FR clothing

July 21st, 2014

Ever wonder when it’s time to hang up your old, used, dirty coveralls and put on some fresh, new FR clothing? Click the following link to read a post that Mark Saner wrote on the very subject - To replace or repair? That is the question…  

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OSHA 1910.269 Update on the Compliance Enforcement Date

June 25th, 2014

OSHA just issued a memorandum regarding the date when they will start to enforce the new 1910.269 rule, which includes the need to wear FR clothing for both the upper and lower parts of the body. That means workers will need to wear both FR pants and shirts when exposed to energized parts. The original […]

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Categories: OSHA, Uncategorized

What’s Your Arc Flash IQ?

June 13th, 2014

This article, written by James White, was found in the August 2013 issue of ISHN magazine. It provides a bit of history on arc flash hazards and discusses a number of factors that play into the level of arc flash incident energy exposure and potential severity of burn injury. Knowing these factors can help in […]

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Hazard Risk Categories (HRC) and Using Them to Identify Your PPE Need

May 30th, 2014

What are NFPA HRC’s? HRC is a numbering system used for arc-protective clothing.  The HRC label externally identifies clothing or clothing systems (PPE) with different levels of protection.  Industrial employers can use HRC’s to determine the FR clothing that should be worn by employees who are doing specific jobs or tasks. Workrite pioneered the use […]

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Categories: Health & Safety
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