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Why the Latest OSHA Regulations Are Actually Good For Business

December 16th, 2014

The revisions to OSHA 29 CFR1910.269 place greater responsibilities upon employers than ever. Volatile fibers are out, FR clothing is in, and the importance of arc flash assessment is paramount. Sometimes regulations are seen as burdensome, expensive, and stressful. However, the fact is that OSHA regulations promote safety, responsibility, and good business; and these updated […]

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OSHA Delays Combustible Dust Ruling…Again.

December 4th, 2014

Déjà vu?! Read on… The Federal Governments Unified Agenda was just published and includes the status of the pending OSHA combustible dust rule. The agenda states: “OSHA has also delayed action to protect workers from combustible dust. This rule-making was listed in the “pre-rule” stage in the spring 2014 agenda, with a small business review […]

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OSHA 1910.269 Compliance Date Delay & What it Means for FR Clothing

October 30th, 2014

The initial compliance implementation date for OSHA 1910.269 has been delayed again. OSHA had pushed the initial compliance date out to October 31, 2014. However, OSHA is now reporting that date is being extended out longer. The official date of the extension has yet to be released but should be official soon. It is likely […]

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Static Electricity & Lack of FR Caused Death in Wyoming Blast

October 2nd, 2014

Click the link below to read an article from OSHA Today about how static electricity and the lack of flame-resistant clothing contributed to the death of a worker in Wyoming. Static electricity is a danger in the workplace that often gets overlooked; but it can cause serious thermal hazards. Always be prepared by wearing your […]

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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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