NFPA 70E 2021 Update: Notable Changes
- Mar 9, 2021
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.
When the weather transitions from summer to fall conditions can become unpredictable. Layering for arc flash hazards becomes a necessity to staying warm, dry, and compliant. It sounds like a challenge, but luckily developing a layering system doesn’t have to be hard.
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.
New to arc flash, or has it been a while since you’ve dealt with arc flash PPE? The industry and standards have evolved to include new terminology with the old. Use our quick primer to get up to speed on these top 6 arc flash terms.
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.
The safety industry continues to evolve with innovative products that take safety to the next level. Arc flash faceshields are no exception, and revolutionary technology has transformed the historic green arc flash face shield to a highly transparent, nearly clear, arc flash protective shield that provides heightened color recognition and improved visibility.
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.
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