ArcWear Testings Articles

We've compiled a collection of arc flash articles to provide a valuable resource of information related to arc flash testing and other electrical safety topics. Included are articles on training, PPE testing, maintenance, protective information, safety and many other subjects relevant to arc flash safety and testing.

October's Featured Article

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

2014

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

Author(s): 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

ArcWear receives Accreditation for Testing ASTM F1506 & F1891

Author(s): Stacy Klausing
Publication: ArcWear, January 2014

2013

NFPA Issues two TIAs to the 2112 Standard

Author(s): Stacy Klausing
Publication: ArcWear, September 2013

2012

What About My Hands?

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

2011

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

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

Global standards on arc related personal protective equipment - Part 1 (PDF)

Author(s):Zarheer Jooma
Publication: Energize Magazine, Jan-Feb, 2011

2010

The Shocking Truth (PDF)

Author(s): Kyle W. Morrison and quotations 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

ARC FLASH TRAINING: NFPA 70E-2009 PPE Hazard Risk Categories Now Based on Arc rating cal/cm

Author(s): Vickie Frost, Bill Shinn & Hugh Hoagland
Publication: American Chronicle, May 31, 2010

Arc Flash Training: NO Energized Electrical Permit Required in NFPA 70E for Common Safety Tasks

Author(s): Vickie Frost, Bill Shinn & Hugh Hoagland
Publication: American Chronicle, May 31, 2010

Arc Flash Training: Flame Resistant, FR Clothing Vs. Arc Rated Clothing To Protect From Arc Flash

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: American Chronicle, March 2010

Choosing the Proper PPE for Electric Arc Exposure

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

Arc Flash Training: Flame Resistant, FR Clothing Vs. Arc Rated Clothing To Protect From Arc Flash

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: American Chronicle, February 2010

Common PPE Mistakes in Electric Arc Flash Training Programs

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

2009

Arc Flash Training and Arc Flash Clothing Selection: What Arc Flash Calculation Studies Donít Say

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

Arc Rated, Flame Resistant Clothing Care: Arc Flash Training For REAL Electrical Safety

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

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

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

Arc Flash Safety Hazard Warning Labels. NFPA 70E Compliance & Electrical Safe Work Practices Tips

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

Global Arc Flash Safety Standards: Electrical Safety Industrial & Utilities Regulatory Compliance

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: American Chronicle, October 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, Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Energize (South Africa) July 2009

PPE in the electric arc: A case for collaboration (For purchase only)

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

2008

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, Jon Wallace
Publication: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, August 2008

NESC 2007 Flame Resistant Clothing

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

2007

Disposable FR Garments: What Are the Differences

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

Arc Flash Safety: Know Which Standard You Should Be Using

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

Arc Flash Hazard Assessment Requirements (For purchase only)

Author(s): Gary Zahalka, Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Rural Electric Power Conference, 2007 IEEE Volume , Issue , 6-8 May 2007 Page(s):C5 - C5-6 Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/REPCON.2007.369559

2006

Cleanroom Arc Thermal and Flame Resistant Garments

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

Preventing Arc Flash Injuries

Author(s): Jim White
Publication: Occupational Hazards, March 2006

Substituting for Flash Hood for 2* Energized Work (PDF)

Author(s): Keith Schuh, Bobby Gray, Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Interpretation of the Electrical Safety Committee, July 2006

Hot Working Bras

Author(s): Beverly Johnson
Publication: Fashion-Incubator, July 2006

Fire Resistant Bra Developed in Canada (PDF)

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

2004

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

Protective Devices Maintenance as it Applies to the Arc/Flash Hazard

Author(s): Dennis K. Neitze
Publication: IEEE-PCIP Europe Technical Conference, 2004
- Technical Paper (PDF)
- Presentation PowerPoint Version (PPT)
- Presentation PDF Version (PDF)

2003

Facing Up to the Arc Challenge

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

2002

Falling to Pieces (PDF)

Author(s): Hugh Hoagland
Publication: Utility Safety Magazine, June 2002

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

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

2001

IBEW FR Clothing Survey Results 2001 (PDF)

Author(s): N/A
Publication: IBEW Utility Conference 2001

2000

Arcing Flash/Blast Review with Safety Suggestions for Design and Maintenance (For purchase only)

Author(s): T. Cmko, S. Dymes
Publication: Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Conference, 2000. Conference Record of 2000 Annual

Staged Tests Increase Awareness of Arc-Flash Hazards in Electrical Equipment (PDF)

Author(s): Ray A. Jones, Danny P. Liggett, Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer, Terry Macalady, Lynn. F. Saunders, Robert E. Downey, L. Bruce McClung, Arthur Smith, Shahid Jamil, Vincent J. Saporita
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 36, No. 2, March/April 2000

The Use Of Low Voltage Current Limiting Fuses To Reduce Arc Flash Energy (PDF)

Author(s): Richard L. Doughty, Thomas E. Neal, Terry L. Macalady, Vincent Saporita, Kenneth Borgwald
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, November/December 2000

1997

Testing Update on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Electric Arc Exposure (PDF)

Author(s): Richard L. Doughty, Dr. Thomas E. Neal, Terrence A. Dear, Allen H. Bingham
Publication: IEEE, 1997

1987

Pressures Developed by Arcs (PDF)

Author(s): Ralph H. Lee
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. IA-23, no.4, pages. 760 - 774, July/Aug. 1987

1984

Hydrocarbon Pool and Vapor Fire Data Analysis (PDF)

Author(s): U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Operational Safety
Publication: October 1984

Dates Unknown

Using Current-Limiting Fuses to Reduce Hazards Due to Electrical Arc-Flashes (PDF)

Author(s): Vincent Saporita, Cooper Bussmann
Publication: N/A