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OSHA Fines Rhode Island Company $43,400 for Combustible Dust Accident

March 19th, 2014

OSHA just levied a $43,400 fine for a recent combustible dust accident. With or without a combustible dust standard, if an accident occurs, OSHA will investigate and fine for not addressing combustible dust hazards. In this case it took an accident to spur OSHA into action, but at some point, they will have a combustible […]

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Arcflashforum.com question about FR vs Non-FR under layer when Hi-Vis is required

January 20th, 2014

This question was asked recently on Arcflashforum.com from an end user of FR clothing. I thought that it was a great question because it deals with high visibility (hi-vis) clothing and under layers, which are both often confusing topics. Question: We are required to wear high visibility clothing in the plant due to forklift traffic. […]

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Yet another combustible dust rule making update…

December 23rd, 2013

In the December issue of EHS Today there is an article titled “OSHA Rules To Plan For In 2014” written by Ron Severson and Amy Boas. In the article they talk about the OSHA Combustible Dust rule that’s in the rulemaking process. This rule had been scheduled for its Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act […]

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Update to NFPA 70E, 2015 Edition

December 18th, 2013

I recently read the second draft of the 2015 NFPA 70E standard, and I noted an interesting addition. The standard will now specifically state that shirts should be tucked in when worn on the jobsite. I am asked this question periodically, and at Workrite, we have always maintained that shirts should be tucked in for […]

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FR Clothing Use, Care and Limitations

October 18th, 2013

In order for flame-resistant (FR) clothing to do its job properly, an organization and its wearers need to follow some simple use and care instructions, as well as basic limitation guidelines. Use There are a few basic use rules that wearers of FR clothing need to follow. The following list was developed using NFPA 2113 Standard […]

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