OSHA Regulations and ASTM Specifications for the Inspection, Testing and Care of Rubber Insulating Products

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OSHA rules and the NFPA 70E standard make the use of rubber insulating products mandatory when the probability of contact with 50 volts AC or higher exists. Regardless, compliance continues to remain an issue, even though almost every single facility has a need for electrical safety. Consequently, there is a growing demand for more information and better education concerning electrical safety and rubber insulating equipment to help protect workers and employers against loss time, costly damage, legal liability, increased insurance premiums and hefty regulatory fines.


  • Richard A. Rivkin

    Richard A. Rivkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Saf-T-Gard International, Inc., a privately-held family-owned and operated global supplier of industrial safety products based in Northbrook, Illinois.

    Rivkin joined the company in 1970 to help steer the transformation from a glove company to the global manufacturer, distributor, importer and exporter of industrial safety products and personal protective equipment (PPE) that Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. is today. Always at the forefront of the safety industry, Rivkin’s career spans more than 40 years of innovation and accomplishments including the development and implementation of the Voltgard® Test Lab, the largest, independent, NAIL4PET-accredited test lab for rubber insulating products in the United States, providing testing and recertification services to the electric power and telephone utility markets. He was also responsible for introducing a new stainless steel ring mesh (chain mail) technology cut-resistant PPE program to both the meat and poultry processing and food service industries.