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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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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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Combining High Visibility & Flame Resistance for Multi-Hazard Protection

by Westex by Milliken

Workers in the utility and oil and gas industries have specific needs for high-visibility and FR protection on the job. They operate in areas with large amounts of electrically charged …

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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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Standing Up for Worker Safety: A case study on Generic vs. Branded FR Fabric

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 eld employees, …

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Understanding Your Liability

Last year, a Los Angeles County jury found Qualcomm liable for $7.1 million in damages as a result of a burn incident. Qualcomm,a telecommunications equipment company, was found negligent in …

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Fires, Fact & Fiction

by Scott M. Margolin

Over the past 2 decades, there have been reasonable debates and less reasonable marketing regarding the duration and energy of hydrocarbon flash fires, despite the fact that existing North American …

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Who is Qualified?

by Michael J. Johnston

The term “qualified person” has a very broad meaning in a general context. From a simple standpoint outside the world of codes and standards, the term “qualified” has meanings such …

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I thought it was dead

by Wesley L. Wheeler

How many electricians have fallen with this possibly being their last words? After the fact, we often hear that the electrician was always safe and performed his job by the …


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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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