Tag Archives: arc flash

5 Benefits of Westex® DH Performance FR Fabric

5 Benefits of Westex® DH Performance FR Fabric

Unexpected arc flash and short-duration thermal exposure from fire hazards, also known as flash fire, are a daily reality for electric utility and oil and gas workers. To help keep workers safe on the job, industrial personnel require ongoing hazard protection in addition to specific attire for certain tasks. Everyday FR apparel, such as work […]

Four Parties Affected by NFPA 70E Updates

Four Parties Affected by NFPA 70E Updates

The updated NFPA 70E can be explored through the lens of parties impacted. Through analyzing party responsibility, safety engineers and managers can make informed decisions to comply.

Believe in Safety: A Survivor’s Insight

Believe in Safety: A Survivor’s Insight

After surviving an arc flash accident, which landed him in the hospital and required an extensive recovery process, Brandon Schroeder keenly felt the value in sharing his story. Not only was it a poignant narrative, but it also drove home the fact that an arc flash accident impacts more than just you personally.

Three Takeaways from the NFPA 70E Twitter Chat

Three Takeaways from the NFPA 70E Twitter Chat

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Todays #70EChat, hosted by NECA and Westex by Milliken, brought the electrical industry together to discuss the ever-evolving world of electrical safety. Exploring the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E and more importantly, what that means for electrical contractors the #70EChat raised important questions, offered new perspectives, and opened the doors to further conversations […]

Five AR/FR Fabrics Designed to Meet End User Needs

Five AR/FR Fabrics Designed to Meet End User Needs

5 FR/AR Fabrics

Last month, Westex by Milliken joined the industry in one of the largest safety conferences in the U.S. NSC Congress & Expo. It is an opportunity to be immersed in the industry – gleaning information, learning the latest developments and experiencing products in-person.

Standing Up for Worker Safety: A Case Study on Generic vs. Branded FR Fabrics

Standing Up for Worker Safety: A Case Study on Generic vs. Branded FR Fabrics

Worker Safety

When Dan joined an American company as Environmental Health and Safety Manager, his team leader and Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Robin, immediately informed him that the field employees, had a high exposure to arc flash over the course of their daily operations. The companys 1,500 field technicians interact daily with electrified equipment and […]

Understanding Your Liability in Third-Party Contractor Situations: A Case Study Review

Understanding Your Liability in Third-Party Contractor Situations: A Case Study Review

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Last year, a Los Angeles County jury found Qualcomm liable for $7.1 million[1] in damages as a result of a burn incident. Qualcomm, a telecommunications equipment company, was found negligent in an electrical fire incident, where a third-party contractor suffered third-degree burns while servicing electrical equipment on the companys premise. The incident, which resulted in […]

Burn Injuries by the Numbers

Burn Injuries by the Numbers

Burn injuries resulting from arc flash, flash fire or combustible dust hazards can be life threatening or worse, life-ending. Both the temperature and duration of the exposure directly impact injury severity. In honor of National Electrical Safety Month, this blog post takes a look at the impact of a burn to help raise awareness of safety […]

Enforcing & Complying with NFPA 70E

Enforcing & Complying with NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E Policies

The best way to enforce NFPA 70E is through company policy for your employees and customers. Companies should look at all aspects of NFPA 70E to determine what policies are needed and what policies they want to create and enforce. The purpose is to set forth procedures for the safe use of electrical equipment and […]