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Arc Flash (NFPA 70E)

The rapid release of energy causing an electric arc flash poses a serious risk to workers that may be exposed, especially if they are not in the proper protective clothing. Watch in slow-motion how various FR and non-FR fabrics react in the presence of an arc flash.

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Exploring Measures to Protect Your Employees from Heat Stress

With the summer months on the horizon, warm weather tends to draw attention towards the risks of heat-related illness. The reality is that, while special attention should be paid to …

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Five Steps to Building an AR/FR Winter Layering System

Creating a safe work environment is the sum total of many different parts. Elements such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety procedures must be viewed through the lens of …

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Six Reasons to Invest in Daily AR/FR Apparel

Arc flashes are a potentially life-threatening hazard for those who work in the electrical industry. These electrical explosions or discharges can reach upwards of 35,000 degrees in temperature, and while …

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Beyond Task Based PPE: How Incorporating Daily Wear PPE Can Elevate Your Arc Flash Safety Program

In the wake of updates to NFPA 70E, consensus standards consensus standards continue to reinforce the importance of protecting your workforce through a systematic approach to risk assessment.

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AR/FR Safety Dictionary

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What NFPA 70E Policies are Needed by Your Company?

by Wesley Wheeler, Director of Safety National Electrical Contractors Association

We always hear that the company’s policy is to work everything de-energized, but we all know there are times that employees are exposed to electrical hazards in almost every task, …

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Beyond Compliance: Specifying Reliable Flame Resistant Workwear

by Westex by Milliken

Every day, workers in electrical maintenance, utility, oil and gas, petrochemical, and steel industries work in hazardous environments. Unexpected and highly dangerous arc flash and flash fire events can occur …

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Protecting Electric Workers & Peace of Mind with AR/FR Apparel

by Westex by Milliken

Electrical workers face the risk of unexpected arc flash incidents throughout their daily operations by the very nature of their job. The right apparel can offer protection and peace of …


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Before you choose FR garments or a clothing supplier, review the critical steps for correctly implementing a protective clothing program.

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