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Summer 2021

Electrical Worker Safety: Supplying Headlamps as Critical PPE in Hazardous Environments

July 19, 2021

By Dave Cozzone, Contributor Plants and facilities have a duty to protect employees by providing a safe work environment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the job. However, despite various PPE options, many companies fail to supply or specify important lighting tools – namely headlamps. Unfortunately, the lack of suitable headlamps can lead to…

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Five Ways to Know You’re Getting a Complete Arc Flash Study

July 19, 2021

By Dave Hernandez, Contributor The methods and requirements for arc flash studies are updated frequently, so it can be tough to know and understand what a complete and valid study looks like. On top of that, companies performing arc flash studies don’t all put the same resources and personnel into their analysis, so quotes can…

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UniFirst Introduces iQ Series FR Workwear: Ultra-Light Flame-Resistant Uniforms for At-Risk Workers

July 19, 2021

UniFirst Corporation announces the addition of the revolutionary, Bulwark® iQ Series® of safety apparel to its robust core uniform service offering of flame resistant (FR) and high visibility personal protective equipment (PPE). In partnership with Bulwark, a brand of VF Corporation, UniFirst is now offering business customers a selection of Bulwark iQ Series FR work…

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Don’t Think Your Company Needs Arc-Rated Clothing? Four Big Reasons That’s Probably Wrong

July 19, 2021

By Scott Margolin, Co-Chairman, The Partnership for Electrical Safety If you’ve ever asked the question, or even just wondered “Does my company need arc-rated clothing?” chances are very high the answer is yes, even if the answer you got at the time was no. That’s because many people misunderstand one or more of four major…

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How to Choose the Right Electrical Gloves for the Task at Hand

July 19, 2021

By: Richard Rivkin, Contributor There are several regulatory standards mandating the use of rubber insulating equipment to protect workers from arc flash and electrical hazards. Regardless of the heavy fines, serious injuries, and deaths that occur from electrical incidents, compliance continues to remain an issue. What is even more shocking is that many workers are…

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Before You Get Started: Things to Consider in Low-Voltage Work

July 19, 2021

By Tim Kopp, Contributor The importance of safety and taking safety precautions cannot be overstated when working on or near energized equipment. In low-voltage environments having the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) like safety glasses, insulated gloves, and insulating mats is essential. Additionally, following basic recognized guidelines when using electrical test equipment goes a long…

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Electrical Shock: Downplayed and Deadly

July 19, 2021

Why Relying on Safety Training and PPE Can Be Fatal By Rachel Metea, Contributor When workers are unsafe, a company cannot prosper. Unfortunately, electrical shock incidents are not only dangerous, but common. Until companies shift their focus to preventing hazards instead of preventing incidents within hazardous conditions, lives, company morale, productivity, and OSHA fines will…

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The OSHA standard for The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

July 19, 2021

Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.147 Important to Know: If your employees service or maintain machines, where the unexpected startup, energization, or the release of stored energy could cause injury, then OSHA’s Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Standards should be at the forefront of your safety protocols and procedures. According to OSHA,…

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The Evolution of Electrical Safety Training in a Time of Social Distancing

July 19, 2021

By Derek Vigstol, Contributor During a presentation I gave last year at the IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop, an attendee asked me what I thought the biggest obstacle was facing electrical safety training. At the time, I believed one of the largest roadblocks to training workers exposed to electrical hazards was a long-standing industry culture and…

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Arc Flash PPE 101: Q&A with National Safety Apparel

July 19, 2021

For anyone who may not know, what exactly is arc flash PPE and what kinds of items does it include? An arc flash is an explosion due to an arcing fault which releases massive amounts of pressure. Sounds can exceed 160 dB, molten metal and shrapnel can be expelled at speeds exceed 700 mph, and…

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