Our country’s demand for energy does not take a break during bad weather, and neither do the brave men and women working to keep the lights on or produce the fuels we rely on each day. It is critical to ensure these workers have access to protective rainwear during inclement weather, as non-arc/flame resistant or non-compliant rainwear can leave them open to burn injury in the event of an arc flash or flash fire incident.
Posts tagged ‘cold stress’
When it comes to flame resistant (FR) rainwear, the risks are real;
- Ineffective rainwear can make your workers uncomfortable – reducing productivity – while putting them at risk for heat stress or cold stress.
- Critically, for workers who face arc flash or flash fire hazards as part of their outdoor work environment, using non-FR or insufficient rainwear can lead to costly compliance issues for your company and – worse! – burn injury in the event of an incident.
Luckily, selecting the right rainwear is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
It’s that time of year already – temperatures are cooling down, school has started, leaves are beginning to change, and football is back. Cold weather will be here before you know it! Kickoff the season with these important arc-rated flame resistant clothing (FRC) tips:
This is the second post in a three-part series reviewing the 2015-16 El Niño outlook and arc-rated flame resistant rainwear options available to outdoor workers facing arc flash or flash fire hazards. In this post we explore advanced rainwear options, while in our next post we feature some cost-effective rainwear solutions that are tried and true.
As we have seen in our first post, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predictions show that the 2015 El Niño may be unusually strong and is likely to last through winter 2015 into spring 2016.
Luckily, recent advancements in arc-rated flame resistant (FR) rainwear have made it easier than ever to avoid the dangers of heat and cold stress and manage perspiration—without compromising on safety and compliance. Tyndale is a proud distributor of the latest in FR rainwear technology:
This is the first post in a three-part series reviewing the 2015-16 El Niño outlook and arc-rated flame resistant rainwear options available to outdoor workers facing arc flash or flash fire hazards. In this post we explore projections for the 2015-16 El Niño phenomenon; in our next post, we explore advanced rainwear options, while in our final post we feature some cost-effective rainwear solutions that are tried and true.
A periodic shift in trade wind patterns across the Pacific Ocean that impacts the distribution of ocean water and influences weather patterns, El Niño is known to bring heavy rains and flooding in the southern United States.
As we celebrate the New Year and continue on into winter, one question many workers are asking is how to stay warm in cold outdoor weather. Environmental conditions including outside temperature, wind speed and humidity level play a large part in how comfortable a worker will be. We’ve taken a look at heat stress, when heat needs to be released from the body in summer, and cold stress, when heat needs to be retained by the body in winter. In this post, we will take a look at the different terms related to clothing insulation, and specifically, what a Clo Value on your FR clothing is referring to.