Free Safety Seminar

KP Conway is proud to announce that we will be having a Functional Safety for Machinery specialist in Conway on October 29th! Dave Rasmussen is one of the only TUV certified trainers in the United States and he will be hosting a free event at the Conway Chamber of Commerce.  The TUV is focued on functional safety for machinery and it is a new safety standard that is gaining traction worldwide. TUV is focused on keeping machinery processes safe, while understanding realities like having to troubleshoot while machines are energized.

This  training is free but seating is limited. Please RSVP to jhoffman@kpconway.com  to reserve your seat. More information on the event can be found in the flyer below.

Conway Safety Seminar Flyer

New FLIR TG165


FLIR has released a new category of product with their groundbreaking Imaging IR Thermometer, the FLIR TG165.  This unique device bridges the gap between conventional IR cameras and the common spot gun.  The FLIR TG165 has thermal imaging technology built into a state of the art spot thermometer giving a user the ability to see where problems exist while measuring temperature accurately.

 

This product comes at an extremely low price of $499 dramatically closing the gap in price between FLIR’s legendary IR cameras and low-cost spot guns.  Designed to look and feel like a conventional spot thermometer with the power an Infrared imager, the TG165 will be an everyday tool for the electrician, maintenance worker, contractor, HVAC Technician, and common homeowner.  The TG165 includes the following amazing features:

 

  • 80 x 60 Thermal Imager
  • 24:1 Spot Ratio
  • Bitmap storage to a Micro-SD card
  • 2 Meter Drop Tested
  • 8 Hour Continuous Use Battery Life
  • 10 Year Thermal Imaging Detector Warranty (when the product is registered with FLIR)

 

To learn more about this revolutionary new product please visit: www.flir.com/tg165.

Carhartt

Personal Protective Clothing

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Our personal protective clothing is designed with safety in mind. Our flame-resistant apparel is made for workers who are exposed to the risk of fire or electrical arcs and our high-visibility line is designed for workers who need to be visible in work zones. All of our flame-resistant apparel meets NFPA-70E, ASTM and OSHA standards and the fabric is tested by performing vertical flame tests after 200 industrial launderings- twice industry standard. Our high-visibility apparel complies with ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 garment class requirements and reflective material specifications. Both our flame-resistant and high visibility apparel is designed with premium fabrics and hardware as our signature workwear.

Flame-Resistant Coats, Jackets, Hoods and Vests

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Carhartt’s flame-resistant coats, jackets, hoods and vests offer protection for workers who are exposed to the risk of fire or electrical arcs. We’ve taken several of our most popular outerwear pieces and re-worked them with substantial flame-resistant fabric and multiple lining choices. In many of our styles, you’ll find details like inside patch pockets, inside draw waist cord for a comfortable fit, heavy-duty zippers, an outside protective flap and hidden snap closures for electric arc protection and snaps under the collar for an optional hood. All styles meet NFPA-70E, ASTM and OSHA standards.

Flame-Resistant Bibs and Coveralls

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Carhartt’s flame-resistant bibs and coveralls are essential for cold weather work where you may be exposed to the risk of fire. Our bibs feature a high back with flame-resistant elastic suspenders and high-temperature nylon center release buckles, chap-style double fronts for durability and increased thermal performance, brass fly zipper, multiple tool and utility pockets and brass leg zippers from ankle-to-above-knee or ankle-to-mid-thigh. Our coveralls have multiple tool and utility pockets, two way brass zipper, pleated elbows, triple needle stitching and 23? leg openings to fit over work boots. Choose lined or unlined. All styles meet NFPA-70E, ASTM and OSHA standards.

Flame-Resistant Shirts

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Our flame-resistant shirts are made of substantial twill or chambray and are NFPA-70E compliant. Some styles feature two chest pockets with flaps and button closures, button-down collar, shaped shirt tail, left tradesman pockets with easy angle pen pocket and double-front utility pocket. All styles have triple-stitched main seams.

Flame-Resistant Pants

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Carhartt flame-resistant pants are available in relaxed, loose or dungaree fit. All are NFPA-70E compliant and are made of substantial cotton duck, denim or canvas. Some styles feature an arc-resistant high-tension snap closure at the waist, brass fly zipper, reinforced pack pockets, multiple tool and utility pockets and a hammer loop. All styles have larger leg openings to fit over work boots.

High-Visibility Outerwear

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We took the best features in our classic outerwear and built them into our high-visibility apparel. Our high-visibility ANSI Class 3 compliant jacket is waterproof and features 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective material for safety. It also has interior storm cuffs, a snap-on hood, elastic drawcord hem and two interior pockets. Our high-visibility waterproof pant is ANSI Class E compliant and features 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective material, a full-leg with two-way zippers, chap-style front and reinforced-polyester kick panels.

High-Visibility Sweats

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Carhartt high-visibility sweats take the chill out of the work day while allowing workers greater visibility in work zones. Both styles are zip-front and feature 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflective taping for safety. Our midweight hooded zip front sweatshirt is ANSI Class 2 compliant, while our thermal-lined hooded zip-front sweatshirt is ANSI Class 3 compliant. Both have an attached three-piece hood, rib-knit cuffs and waistband and brass zipper front closure.

High-Visibility Shirts

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Our high-visibility shirts are ANSI Class 2 or Class 3 compliant, depending on style. Some styles feature Work-Dry® fabric, which provides moisture management and anti-odor properties, 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflective taping for safety and work functional pockets. All styles features side-seamed construction to minimize twisting and a tagless neck label for comfort.

High-Visibility Accessories

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Carhartt’s high-visibility accessories are full of design details to enhance comfort and durability. For example, our gloves have a gel-padded palm patch for impact protection, a terry brow wipe thumb and pre-curved fingertips. Some of our accessories feature 3M™ Scotchlite™ retroreflective taping for safety.

Arc Flash Saftey Tips
10 Things To Do to make sure YOU are protected.

1. Get Informed
Know all the facts of Arc Flash, Train yourself and your coworkers.
Know how to protect yourself and how to prevent Arc Flash Explosions.
Know what is required by OSHA & NFPA 70E.

2. Inform your company of Arc Flash Analysis (if not already done)
If your company has not performed a proper Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, you need to inform the necessary people that it is required by OSHA & NFPA 70E. It will save lives and it is required. For more information on conducting an arc flash hazard analysis and what one consists of, contact CED.

3. Create your own generic protection map and schedule
Know for yourself and map out what panels/switchboards/MCCs you would possibly work on in the facility and how often. Know for yourself, what Voltage exists and what protection you need.

4. Purchase your personal PPE & WEAR IT!
You now know what you would possible work on that would require protection from arc blasts. You should now make sure you have the correct Personal Protective Equipment purchased and on hand at all times in a convenient location. The purchase of the necessary PPE is the responsibility of the company, so there is no excuse to not have the right PPE on hand at all times. But you have to wear your PPE at all times when necessary!

5. Purchase your insulated tools & USE THEM!
Take every safety precaution available. If common sense is not reason enough, OSHA requires it. Insulated tools can give you even more security to greatly minimize the risk of a short resulting in an arc flash. Make sure you have the necessary insulated tools at your facility and you use them.

6. Double check Lockout/Tagout policy and kit
Compliance with the lockout/tagout standard (29 CFR 1910.147) prevents an estimated 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries each year. Make sure, again, that you have all necessary Lockout/Tagout devices and in a place that they are easily accessible. Then make sure every employee that you work with is trained on how to properly perform Lockout/Tagout procedure and continue to get trained. Also, make sure there is an up-to-date Lockout/Tagout policy.

7. Make sure all panels, switchgear, and MCCs are labeled
Every panel, switchgear, and MCCs should be labeled stating the warning of arc flash and electric shock. It should state voltage, the hazard boundary, what type of PPE should be worn. If you see anything that is not labeled properly, label it immediately with a Brady label, to assure everyones safety and to avoid a very steep fine.

8. Discuss with fellow employees; do they understand?
Make sure everyone one that works on these panels, switchgear, and MCCs, either the plant crew or outside contractors, are all trained and know the policies and procedures put in place to protect against arc flash. Everyone is responsible for your safety. Remind them and discuss these safety issues on a regularly scheduled basis.

9. Look for ways to prevent Arc flash
There are a lot of ways to help prevent an arc flash from occurring. The use of current limiting fuses, a proper
lockout/tagout procedure, insulated tools, proper labeling, and there are also ways to prevent the accident by
removing your body from the danger zone. Check out the next page for more information.

10. Do not work on energized parts, unless you absolutely have to.
The best way to avoid an arc flash incident is to prevent it. Remove power and perform the necessary testing to ensure that power is absolutely removed from the area to be serviced by electrical workers. Don’t assume that a circuit is deenergized.

  • Determine all possible sources of electrical supply
  • Open disconnecting devices for each source
  • Where possible, visually verify device is open
  • Apply lockout/tagout devices
  • Test voltage on each conductor to verify that it is deenergized
  • Apply grounding devices where stored energy or induced voltage could exist or where
  • deenergized conductors could contact live parts.
Worried About Your Safety? Look No Further.
 

 

Keathley Patterson Offers Salisbury Protective Gear!

Salisbury Insulated Tools 

The insulating material used is impact resistant
and flame retardant. Two-color insulation makes
inspection easier which adds to the overall safety.
If the yellow under layer is showing, the tool may
no longer be insulated properly and should be
considered for electrical retesting.

Arc Flash Protection Clothing: 

Salisbury by Honeywell leads the industry in Arc Flash Protection. Salisbury offers a complete line of arc flash personal protective equipment and clothing. Our PRO-WEAR™ line includes clothing and other protective equipment from 8cal/cm² to 100cal/cm². Our arc flash protective items are sold individually or in convenient kits.