It’s that time of year again when many of us need to wear jackets to stay warm. One of the biggest risks in the FR industry is outerwear soiled with flammable contaminants, such as oil or grease. If exposed to flame or electric arc, flammable soil could ignite and continue to burn – even though the garment itself won’t burn.
This is the fourth post in a series covering how to layer FR clothing during wetter, colder months. Previously, we covered inner FR layers, outer FR layers and the cold stress hazards workers face in during the winter months.
Extreme outdoor adventurers know that the correct type of rainwear can directly contribute to comfort in wet conditions. Rainwear is FR protection that is frequently overlooked but can be a much needed item of clothing in a wet climate.
Looking for a durable FR coat?
Men, look no further than Tyndale’s Chore Coat (K650T)—a premium flame resistant coat made in a classic, tried-and-true style.
Its knit wrist cuffs eliminate drafts while the storm zipper flap and drawcord waist keep the cold out. The bi-swing back allows for a full range of motion in a fit that doesn’t feel as bulky as other winter jackets. This chore coat provides HRC 4 and flash fire protection and its generous cut layers well with other FR clothing.
This is the third post in a series covering how to layer FR clothing during colder months. Previously, we covered inner FR layers and the cold stress hazards workers face during winter months. Next we will explore the final, or waterproof, layer of FR.
Today, advancements in cold weather FR apparel are making safety and compliance easier than ever. You might think that more clothing layers means that you’ll be warmer during the winter, but is this true?
This is the second post in a series covering how to layer FR clothing properly during colder months. Subsequent topics will include: FR outer layers for warmth and insulation, and a final, waterproof FR layer.
In our previous post on cold stress, we discussed the hazards workers face outdoors during winter months. But do you really understand the risks you and your colleagues face if you mix FR and non-FR layers of clothing together? Today, advancements in cold weather FR apparel are making safety and compliance easier than ever.
Fall is a time of year when weather conditions can vary widely – from sun to rain to snow depending on your location. Rainwear is FR protection that is frequently overlooked but can be a much desired item of clothing by your workers as colder temperatures and wet weather roll in.
ASTM F2733 is the specification that establishes test methods, minimum physical and thermal performance criteria, a suggested sizing guide and suggested purchasing information for rainwear for use by workers who are potentially exposed to industrial hydrocarbon fires or other petrochemical fire hazards. The intent of this standard is to outfit workers with products that will lower the percentage of body burn and burn severity from a 3 second flash fire, thereby increasing survivability.
This is the first post in a series covering cold stress and how to layer FR clothing properly during colder months. Subsequent topics will include: wicking or FR inner layers, FR outer layers for warmth and insulation, and a final, waterproof FR layer.
Now that the temperatures are cooling down, it is time to think about protecting yourself from the elements of winter. Workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress. Just as heat stress poses health risks in the summer, cold stress can lead to illness or injuries on the job.