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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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AR/FR Safety Dictionary

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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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Do worksite contaminants impact FR apparel?

by Scott Francis

On utility work sites, there are various contaminants containing flammable components, including insulating oil in transformers, creosote on telephone poles, and hydraulic oils from machinery. The summer presents a whole …

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4 parties Affected by NFPA 70E Updates

by Westex by Milliken

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.

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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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