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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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:
As summer draws on and the sun hangs longer in the sky, finding that much needed relief from the heat can be a challenge, particularly for those that work outside for extended periods of time. Even so, preventing heat stress, heat stroke, and other heat-related health issues comes from knowing how to work safely in hot weather.