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Protect your Workers from Arc Flashes

Elliotts' BlastMat Arc Suppression Blankets   An Arc Flash is an electrical current that is passed through the air when insulation or isolation between electrified conductors is no longer sufficient to withstand the applied voltage. The extremely high temperatures of these arcs, about four times as high as that of the sun’s surface, ...
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4 Things to Look For in TIG Welding Gloves

Finding a safe and comfortable pair of TIG welding gloves is made easy using the following tips.   TIG Welding is all about precision. As with many styles of welding, wearing the wrong gloves can be very unsafe and impact the user's touch and quality of the weld. Read on to find out how to find the perfect TIG welding glove.1. Touch Is Key...
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Selecting The Right TIG Welding Gloves

Featuring Elliotts New Additions to the TIG Mate Welding Gloves Range   In November 2017, Elliotts launched four new additions to the TigMate Welding Glove range. Elliotts is committed to providing quality safety gear to its customers, and the TigMate Welding glove range is a testimony to this statement. Each new glove was created because of...
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Beat the heat! Be Safe in Summer. Part 2

Busting Some Myths about Working Under the Summer Heat   As we discussed in part 1 of this blog, people working in the heat of the Australian summer face many dangers, heat stress, dehydration, over-excursion and UVA UVB sun exposure.   As well as the obvious redness and discomfort of sunburn, the long-term consequences of ...
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Beat the heat! Be Safe in Summer. Part 1

Heat Stress: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention   People working in the heat of the Australian summer face many dangers, heat stress, dehydration, over-excursion as well as UVA UVB sun exposure. In this blog, we hope to highlight some of these issues and offer advice to prevent these avoidable conditions.   Did you know that heat kills ...
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7 Steps to create a PPE Program that Really Works

Designing a PPE Program To Ensure Safety At Work The purpose of a PPE program is to protect your employees by ensuring that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided, used, and maintained in a reliable condition whenever it is necessary due to hazards from processes or in the work environment.   In the initial stages of designing your...
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Have a Safe Christmas

Top Safety Tips For a Safe Christmas   With the festive season just around the corner, most Australians turn their minds to decorations and Christmas parties. For many of us, that means doubling our power bills hanging lights in every corner, inside and out, and hosting pool parties and family BBQs. Here are our top tips for a safe Christmas...
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Should Metal Closures be used in Arc Rated Clothing?

Can a shirt with a metal snap or a metal zipper meet the Arc-Rated Clothing standards?   The question of whether metal closures should be used on arc-rated clothing is raised regularly by end users, especially in relation to zippers and press studs. Hugh Hoagland from e-Hazard in the US recently posed the question “Can a shirt with a ...
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What is Foundry Work?

Working in a Foundry   The Foundry industry dates back to 1480 when Vannoccio Biringuccio (1480-1539) first documented the foundry process in writing. In the 550 years since then, this industry has made many technological leaps and bounds, but the basic concepts of the industry are still the same.     Foundry Work and Two Types ...
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Health Effects of Heat Exposure When Working in a Foundry

The Foundry Work Environment and Heat Stress   The human body is an amazing machine, capable of achieving great things; however, it needs to be at a perfect balance at all times. A change in temperature, for example, means the body needs to adapt to survive.   The furnaces and molten metal in a foundry create an extremely hot working ...
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