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Take advantage of our extensive collection of electrical safety articles. Here you will find information on arc flash safety, electrical safety training, best practices, PPE recommendations, product arc ratings, industry features, training information, and much more.


March's Featured Article

How Will Train the Trainer Help My Company?

Author: Cricket Hater
Publication: e-Hazard, November 10, 2015


2016 Articles

Risk Assessment Clarity in the Workplace (Flash)

Author: Mike Doherty
Publication: Electrical Business, December 2016

e-hazard.com Receives 2016 Louisville Award (PDF)

Press Release
Publication: Louisville Award Program, March 9, 2016


2015 Articles

e-hazard.com Receives 2015 Louisville Award (PDF)

Press Release
Publication: Louisville Award Program, November 4, 2015

Rubber Glove Testing

Author: Kelsey McCalliste
Publication: e-Hazard, October 19, 2015

Why Should I Be Trained In Electrical Safety?

Author: Cricket Hater
Publication: e-Hazard, June 11, 2015

Information for New Safety Directors

Author: Cricket Hater
Publication: e-Hazard, June 5, 2015

What is an Arc Flash Study?

Author: Cricket Hater
Publication: e-Hazard, May 15, 2015

Are You Ready for Upcoming OSHA Changes? (PDF)

Author: Bruce Penas
Publication: Electric Energy, Issue 2, 2015

Why Should I Train Employees Who Work Around and On Electricity?

Author: Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Electrical Arc Flash Safety Blog, April 27, 2015

Focusing RCM on Equipment Critical to Electrical Safety

Author: H. Landis Floyd
Publication: , January 22, 2015


2014 Articles

2014 New Product of the Year Award: e-Hazard's Train The Trainer Program (PDF)

Author(s): gpo.gov & ecfr.gov
Publication: OH&S Magazine, September 5, 2014

Comparison of changes for NEW OSHA 1910.269 Standard (PDF)

Author: Leslie Newman-White
Publication: e-Hazard, April 2014

Temporary citation policy for 29 CFR 1910.137(b) and 1910.269; and 29 CFR 1926.97 and Subpart V (PDF)

Authors: Dorothy Dougherty, Thomas Galassi, James Maddux
Publication: U.S. Department of Labor, June 20,2014

Redefining PPE classifications for NFPA 70E: HRC 0 is Gone

Author: Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Electrical and Arc Flash Safety Blog, May 2014

Bridging the Protection Abyss: Arc Rated Gloves and The New ASTM Test Method

Authors: Hugh Hoagland and Zarheer Jooma
Publication: HSME Magazine, March/April 2014 (Pages 42-43)

Addressing Comfort and Contamination in Arc-Rated Clothing

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland, et. al.
Publication: Incident Prevention, February 2014


2013 Articles

Clothing in arc flash: Four types of arc exposure and the effect of moisture on garment appearance after an arc event

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland, et. al.
Publication: Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW), 2013 IEEE IAS

Testing Times; The Top 10 Issues (PDF)

Author(s): Zarheer Jooma
Publication: ByDesign, Volume 13, Number 2, 2013, Page 18-19
Reprinted with permission from the Vol. 13 No. 2 issue of ByDesign, the technical publication of ASSE's Engineering Practice Specialty. Originally published in the May 2013 issue of HSME.

Am I a Qualified Electrician?

Author(s): Al Havens
Publication: e-Hazard, October 2013

Gloves, Arc Flash, and the New ASTM Test Method

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, August 1, 2013

Continuing Education Credits for Electrical Safety Training

Author(s): Rose Boyd
Publication: e-Hazard, July 23, 2013

Look for the Arc Rating label

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Current, Second Quarter 2013

Is NFPA 70E the Law? The Legal Lowdown of NFPA 70E

Author(s): Cricket Hater
Publication: e-Hazard, June 24, 2013

Don't get burned; Implement NFPA 70E & NESC arc flash training changes

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: ISHN Magazine, February 2013


2012 Articles

Purpose of an Arc Flash Assessment

Author(s): Doug Black
Publication: e-Hazard, November 16, 2012

Electrical Safety OSHA Citations Under NFPA 70E (PDF)

Author(s): Mark A Lies II
Publication: Seyfarth Shaw LLP, August 23, 2012

Department Of Defense Standard Practice System Safety (PDF)

Author(s): N/A
Publication: Department Of Defense, 11 May 2012

What about my hands? Multi-threat gloves meet arc flash protection

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland, Bill Shinn
Publication: ISHN Magazine, April 2, 2012


2011 Articles

Using Dielectric and Electrical Hazard Shoes

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, Apr 01, 2011

Arc Hazard Assessment for DC Applications in the Transit Industry

Author(s): Cheng, Kenneth S Y, Cress, Stephen L, Minini, Donald J
Publication: Transportation Research Board, 2011

Arc Flash: Feel the heat; 2012 standards spark significant changes

Author(s): Lee Hale, Hugh Hoagland, Bill Shinn
Publication: ISHN Magazine, November 1, 2011

Making Sense of Electrical PPE

Author(s): Lee Marchessault, Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, October 2011

Testing standards for arc rated garments - Part 2 (PDF)

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland & Zarheer Jooma
Publication: Energize Magazine, March, 2011


2010 Articles

The Shocking Truth (PDF)

Author(s): Kyle W. Morrison with quotes from Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Safety+Health Magazine, December, 2010

Arc Flash Label Best Practices

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, September, 2010

Seven Electrical Safety Habits for a Safer Workplace

Author(s): Al Havens, Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Render Magazine, October, 2010

SANS 724 and SANS 984: Towards better arc flash protection

Author(s): Chris Meyer & Zarheer Jooma
Publication: EE Publishers, June 4, 2010

Choosing the Proper PPE for Electric Arc Exposure

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine, March 2010

Common PPE Mistakes in Electric Arc Flash Training Programs

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Ezine Articles, January 2010


2009 Articles

Arc Ratings ATPV vs. EBT : Best for Electric Arc Flash Protection: Training for Electrical Safety (PDF)

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: American Chronicle, December 2009

Arc Flash Training & PPE Protection

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Occupational Health and Safety Magazine, August 2009

Arc flash Protection

Author(s): Zarheer Jooma and Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Energize (South Africa) July 2009

PPE in the electric arc: A case for collaboration

Author(s): Elihu "Hugh" Hoagland
Publication: Electrical Safety Workshop, IEEE IAS Volume, Issue, 2-6 Feb. 2009 Page(s):1 - 4


2008 Articles

How to Properly Care for Flame-Resistant Garments (PDF)

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Welding Journal, November 2008, Volume 87, Number 11, pp. 38-40.

Arc Protection Around World

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland and Jon Wallace
Publication: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, August 2008

NESC 2007 Flame Resistant Clothing (PDF)

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Incident Prevention Magazine, February 2008

Disposable FR Garments: What Are the Differences?

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine, January 2008


2007 Articles

Arc Flash Safety: Know Which Standard You Should Be Using

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, July 2007

Disposable FR Garments: What Are the Differences?

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Occupational Health and Safety Magazine, May 2007


2006 Articles

Cleanroom Arc Thermal and Flame Resistant Garments

Author(s): Jan Eudy
Publication: Controlled Environments Magazine, May 2006

Fire Resistant Bra Developed in Canada (PDF)

Author(s): Beverly Johnson
Publication: Canadian Apparel Magazine, May/June 2006


2004 Articles

A Far Better 70E

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland, Bill Shinn, Victoria Reed
Publication: Occupational Health and Safety Magazine August, 2004

Protecting Workers, Saving Lives: The OSHA Apparel Standard 1994 to Today

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland and Victoria Reed
Publication: Electrical Energy Magazine, March/April 2004

Covered When It Counts (PDF)

Author(s): Jeff Morris
Publication: Electrical Contractor and Engineering News, 2004


2006 Articles

Facing Up to the Arc Challenge by Hugh Hoagland

Author(s): Bruce Sannar, Kent Givens, John Winn, and Luciana Galo
Publication: Occupational Health and Safety Magazine, May 2003


2002 Articles

Myths and Facts on Complying with NFPA 70E's Clothing Requirements

Author(s):Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Electrical Contracting & Engineering News, February, 2002


1985 Articles

The Clinical Consequences of an Industrial Aerosol Plant Explosion

Author(s): David Hull, M.D.
Publication: The Journal of Trauma, Vol. 25, No. 4, 1985


1982 Articles

The Other Electrical Hazard: Electric Arc Blast Burns (PDF)

Author(s): Ralph Lee
Publication: IEEE-PCIC, 1982


1980 Articles

The Flammability of Different Textiles and Its Influence on the Severity of Skin Burns

Author(s): L. Pakkala
Publication: Annales Chirurgiae et Gynaecologiae, 69: 240-243, 1980

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