Get to Know Hugh Hoagland

Hugh Hoagland

ArcWear Founder

"Love my job testing and consulting with end users and manufacturers on how arc flashes affect the things they wear and how they can stay safe." - Hugh

ArcWear Founder Hugh Hoagland, an expert on electrical arc testing and safety, has helped develop arc-rated rainwear and face shields and has numerous patents related to arc flash protection. Hugh has aided in the development of legislation and standards in the U.S. and globally; He serves on ASTM F18, IEC TC78 and the IEEE Electrical Safety Committee as a U.S. based expert on arc flash and electrical safety. Hugh is a highly sought-after speaker on arc flash research and has performed more than 95% of the world's arc flash testing on PPE. His accident investigation studies and research have been published in IEEE, ASTM, and in the Handbook of Fire Resistant Textiles.


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Articles by Hugh Hoagland

Here are a few articles by Hugh, to see all of his published articles visit our Articles page.

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 and Mikhail Golovkov
Publication: Incident Prevention, February 2014

What About My Hands?
Author(s): Hugh Hoagland and Bill Shinn
Publication: ISHN, April 2012

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