June 8, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 19 – ASTM F2178, Arc-Rated Eye and Face Protection

If you work alongside the arc flash hazard, chances are you’re used to wearing a balaclava and face shield – particularly when you’re completing PPE category (CAT) 1 and CAT 2 work. Have you ever wondered how these items are tested, or what standard ensures these items – as well […]
January 19, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 2 – The Vertical Flame Test, Straight Up

The Vertical Flame Test, ASTM D6413, determines whether a fabric is flame resistant or not, which makes it the test when it comes to arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) apparel. It’s important to note that there are other “flame resistance” tests in the market but ASTM D6413 […]
January 12, 2021

How It’s Tested: Episode 1 – The Hierarchy of Safety Standards

There are many AR/FR standards, each directing key guidelines for safety. Understanding how they work together to inform and support employee safety is important. Collectively, the testing standards as a whole resemble a pyramid, starting at the top with standards from OSHA. Join us as we break down the hierarchy […]
October 21, 2019

NEW WEBINAR – Seeing is Believing: Real-World Lessons in FRC

They say seeing is believing. So, if you still have any questions about the importance of wearing FR clothing on the job, you need to see this webinar. It features HD video of arcs in real 480V equipment at KEMA Powertest AND video of full scale, outdoor flash fires shot […]
October 30, 2018
Top 10 OSHA Violations 2018

Top 10 Safety Violations Cited by OSHA for FY2018

The results are in – and it turns out that the most common workplace violations cited by OSHA in fiscal year 2018 are nearly identical to the 2017 list (and the 2016, list for that matter). The one difference:  “Eye and Face Protection” slips onto the list at number 10, […]