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Arc Ratings & HRCs: Dissecting the Details

August 20th, 2014

There are several different electric arc flash ratings and values assigned to flame-resistant clothing and, thus, too many opportunities to misunderstand their meanings. This can be a rather confusing industry, making it hard to keep your HRCs straight from your ATPVs. Combing through the different ratings can seem like someone threw letter grades, percentages and […]

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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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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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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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