Arc Flash

NFPA 70E 2021 Update: Notable Changes

Did you know the NFPA 70E Standard has been updated? Every three years, the NFPA 70E committee works to address the dynamic electrical safety industry and the changes and improvements that occur within this segment of workplace safety.

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Best Practices for Arc Flash PPE During COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have had to reassess and restructure many of our daily practices. Many things we never thought twice about doing suddenly bring into question whether they may put us at risk. Sharing PPE (personal protection equipment) has been a common practice we’ve done for years, especially when it comes to more costly items, like arc flash kits for electrical maintenance and aluminized clothing for molten metal protection. As concerns continue to grow over the spread of coronavirus, so do our daily inquiries about sanitizing PPE. We have turned to the CDC and arc flash industry expert Hugh Hoagland for guidance.

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The 1-2-3 of Innovative Arc Flash Head Protection

There are many common problems and complaints associated with arc flash head protection. Poor visibility, lack of airflow, heavy and bulky products, and poor two-way communication are just a few of the most cited complaints. All of these can lead to decrease compliance, which could result in worker injury or, at the very least, a decrease in overall effectiveness and productivity.

To combat these problems and avoid potential injury, National Safety Apparel offers the ArcGuard 20 cal lift front arc flash hood. 

Lightweight & breathable, optimal airflow, and increased visibility is not what you expect to find in your typical arc flash head protection – but this is exactly what you get with this arc flash hood. This lift front hood combines the latest innovations in arc flash protection, including PureView™ faceshield technology, into one superior product.

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Getting Smart With Rubber Voltage Glove Testing

Did you know that electrical shock is the leading cause of electrical injury?1 To protect against electrical shock hazards anyone working on energized equipment is required to wear voltage rated gloves (VRG’s).

At National Safety Apparel®, our goal is always to provide a reliable and convenient solution to meet our customers’ PPE needs, and our voltage rated gloves are no exception. We recognize the sense of urgency that comes with providing protection for a growing workforce or a team responding to an emergency event. Our ArcGuard® Rubber Voltage Gloves are stocked in high volumes and available for quick delivery so our products can get to work as soon as you need them. 

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Arc Flash 101: 5 Things You Should Know

NFPA 70E, OSHA, HRC, PPE - When it comes to arc flash standards in the industry, there are so many terms to remember and so many opportunities to misunderstand their meanings & requirements. These arc flash terms and standards may seem confusing, but it's important to understand each one so that you can comply with these standards and most importantly - stay safe. 

We're breaking down arc flash standards: hitting all the details - from standards to fabrics, and beyond. Here are five things you need to know about arc flash.

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