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Hugh Hoagland

Hugh Hoagland is senior managing partner of, a leading provider of arc flash and electrical safety training, and senior consultant at, the leading testing company for arc rated materials and PPE.



Gloves, Arc Flash, and the New ASTM Test Method

The 90-year-old technology of using rubber gloves for shock and leather gloves for protection of the rubber soon could be turned on its head by innovation. For years, we have heard the question, "What about gloves in arc flash?” The reason this question wasn’t answered sooner is complicated, but the standard is now available.