What is the difference between flame retardant and flame resistant?

In many work environments, high temperatures and flames pose as a risk to workers. Likewise, flammable materials, chemicals and gases can also be hazardous. However, with the correct heat and flame resistant clothing, the wearer can be spared serious injury or even death.

What are the consequences of electric arc flash?

Electric arc flash is one of the most serious and least understood electrical hazards. An electric arc (sometimes referred to as “electrical flashover”) is a continuous electric discharge of high current which flows through an air gap between conductors. This generates a very bright ultra-violet light as well as intensive heat.