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To Wash or Not to Wash … That Should NOT be the Question.

“How should we be washing and caring for our arc-rated PPE?” is a question that I am asked frequently when working with companies on electrical safety issues across the country. The answer to that question has changed a bit, as we continue to deal with the effects of Covid-19. The one common notion in almost all of these discussions is that arc-rated clothing is hardly being laundered. It was the same with at most recent visit, where they said they...


Posted By Category: Arc Flash, OtherComments: 0Post Date: September 17, 2021

Arc Flash PPE Inspection Information

Arc Flash PPE Inspection Information Inspecting an Arc flash suit takes between 3-5 minutes to thoroughly inspect a suit. Besides being required per NFPA 70E Putting a suit into service with compromised protective properties can have serious consequences NFPA 70E 2021 states in 130.7 (13): “Arc Rate Apparel shall be inspected before each use.  Work clothing or arc flash suits that are contaminated or damaged to the extent that their protective qualities are impaired shall not be used. Protective items that...


Posted By Category: OtherComments: 0Post Date: August 27, 2021

Blended Learning is The Best Arc Flash Training

Many people refer to workplace electrical safety training as “arc flash training”. However, workplace electrical safety training goes far beyond teaching workers about electrical hazards and should be focused on instructing them on how to work safely. How to Improve Training Effectiveness The most effective training includes practical knowledge that can be immediately applied the very next time any worker is exposed to an electrical hazard. This article will discuss the use of a blended learning model using, first, eLearning technology...


Posted By Category: OtherComments: 0Post Date: August 17, 2021

Consideration: Condition of Maintenance

Imagine going through the process of ensuring a safe electrical working environment:   Developing a robust written electrical safety program. Insuring qualifications of electrical workers match their job description and skill requirements. Training those workers to identify the hazards and reduce the risk associated with electrical work. Spendingbig money on arc flash and electric shock risk assessments and notifyingyour workforce via current equipment labeling.  Researching, procuringandimplementing a PPE program.   This hasn’t been an easy road to say the least. However, there may be a...


Posted By Category: Arc Flash, OtherComments: 0Post Date: August 5, 2021

You can buy directly from the Oberon Webstore now!

We are proud to announce that the Oberon Webstore is live now and ready for your orders! The Oberon Team has been working hard on the Webstore to enable you to purchase directly. End users can now buy the products directly on the Webstore. When trying to decide what products to make available on stock, we looked at some of our most popular products. In doing so, we have created 3 levels of availability: best selling products ship within 2 business days...


Posted By Category: Arc Flash, OtherComments: 0Post Date: July 1, 2021