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.
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Dedicated to continually raising the bar on worker safety, comfort, and convenience, Tyndale is proud to partner with GORE® FR Apparel to bring the new TARGO FR foul weather outerwear with GORE-TEX® PYRAD® fabric to the oil and gas market.
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:
ASTM F2733, Standard Specification for Flame Resistant Rainwear for Protection Against Flame Hazards, contains minimum performance specifications and other requirements for rainwear used to protect workers from hydrocarbon or petrochemical flash fires in wet conditions.
ASTM F1891, Standard Specification for Arc and Flame Resistant Rainwear, establishes minimum performance specifications, test methods, and other suggested information – including a sizing guide and purchasing specification – for rainwear used to protect workers from momentary exposures to arc flashes or flame.