Burning Questions
Zarheer Jooma

No Arc Flash Study? What is a Contractor to Do?

Q: In the absence of an arc flash study, what PPE and boundaries should we advise our contract electricians to follow? A: As per NFPA 70E, having an arc flash…

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Announcements
Hugh Hoagland

New ANSI/ASSP Z10 Standard

The newest version of ANSI/ASSP Z10 received approval in August 2019. The ANSI/ASSP Z10 is the Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard. A systems-based standard, this document describes a…

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Announcements
Hugh Hoagland

ASTM Updates Home Laundering Standard for AR and FR Clothing

ASTM F2757 - 20 Standard Guide for Home Laundering Care and Maintenance of Flame-Resistant or Arc-Rated Clothing This standard has been updated with more accurate terminology ("arc rating" has replaced…

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COVID
Hugh Hoagland

NEW CDC Guidelines on Disinfecting Respirators

We do not expect the CDC to issue guidelines on arc flash PPE. But most manufacturers provide some guidance now.  Most of the guidance states not to share PPE without…

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