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Just How Dangerous Is Combustible Dust?

January 22nd, 2015

The presence of combustible dust in the work environment is a very real danger. Five elements need to be present for a dust explosion to occur: combustible dust, oxygen, dispersion of dust particles in a confined space, and an ignition source. When all of these conditions are met, a dust explosion can occur. Although dust […]

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FR Clothing: What Factors Determine “Comfort”?

January 20th, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for safety when it comes to FR clothing. Engineering advances over the years have made FR clothing lighter, softer, and more comfortable. First and foremost, comfort is subjective. There is no better way to determine how comfortable FR clothing will be than to actually try […]

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How to Properly Care For Your Flame Resistant Clothing

January 15th, 2015

Caring for your flame resistant clothing is a simple activity that can help to ensure the life and protective properties of your FR uniform. When thinking about how to care for flame resistant clothing, here are a few basic things that you should not do:         Do not use chlorine bleach.         Do not use hydrogen peroxide. […]

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What OSHA is Planning for 2015?

January 13th, 2015

In 2015, OSHA will be implementing major changes to their reporting requirements for employee injury and illnesses. Some industries that were previously exempt from injury recordkeeping may now be required to maintain records. Additionally, new regulations will be placed on how and when those records must be kept. We’ve summarized the changes below. Check with […]

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OSHA 1910.269 Assessment Date Delayed

January 12th, 2015

The revised OSHA 1910.269 rule had the date of January 1, 2015 as the date by which utilities had to have performed a system assessment to determine the arc flash incident energy potential. That date has been pushed out until February 17, 2015. We’ll have to see if that date stays firm or gets moved […]

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