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How Static Electricity Affects FR Garments

July 28th, 2015

Static electricity in the workplace can not only be a nuisance—one which causes annoying garment cling—but also be a potential hazard. Static electricity, which refers to the build up of an electric charge on the surface of objects, can spark in a flammable atmosphere under certain conditions. The primary risk of spark potential comes from […]

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How to Choose an FR Long Sleeve Shirt for Electric Arc Flash Protection

July 22nd, 2015

Don’t get burned on the job: From aerospace, automotive and food processing locations to pulp and paper, electronic, and pharmaceutical manufacturers a large number of manufacturing facilities use high-voltage electrical equipment. The NFPA 70E, the national consensus standard for electrical safety in the workplace, established countrywide guidelines to address the safety precautions of employees. Including […]

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Electric Utility Contractors: Laws and Regulations

July 15th, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the agency of the U.S. Department of Labor whose mission is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.” OSHA requirements don’t just apply to full-time employees – contractors need to […]

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Categories: Arc Flash, ASTM, Education, NFPA, OSHA, PPE, Workrite

Top Ways FR is Improperly Worn

July 14th, 2015

When worn correctly, flame resistant (FR) clothing can provide life-saving protection against a variety of workplace hazards, such as arc flash, flash fires and molten metal splatter. But, if worn improperly, the clothing is not only out of compliance with industry standards, it also becomes less effective. To help clarify some of the common mistakes […]

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‘Heat is on the way,’ OSHA and the National Weather Service Warn

June 19th, 2015

Washington – OSHA administrator David Michaels is asking meteorologists and newscasters to incorporate worker safety messages into broadcasts about approaching hot weather hazards. “By speaking directly to those working physically demanding jobs under the hot sun, you can save lives,” Michaels said during a June 10 press conference. Since 2008, more than 100 workers have […]

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Categories: Heat Stress, OSHA

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