A flash session on the expo floor Tuesday at Safety 2017 focused on the science behind flame-resistant clothing. Speaker Scott P. Francis told attendees to beware of simple terms.
He said for flame-resistant, arc flash PPE, words like 88/12, inherent, certified do not tell you anything about specific fabric or fabric manufacture. It’s important to know what fabric your garment is made from and who makes the fabric, Francis said. “Fabrics perform very different so you should know the specifics on protection, comfort and value.”
Fibox’s Instrument Protection Window (IPW) provides an non-conductive secure barrier to sensitive controls and components, limiting access to just where it is needed. Now available in two sizes (12 x 10 3.31 and 16 x 14 x 3.31), with an opaque or transparent cover, and several locking options.
Selecting the right FR clothing is a vital part of protecting employees against heat- and fire-related hazards, but if employees don’t wear their FR garments properly, the safety benefits are significantly reduced.
AIHce 2017 is offering TWO Professional Development Courses (PDCs) in electrical safety.
This year, participants will have the option of taking either one or both of the electrical safety courses being offered: Electrical Safety I (Basic Principles/Engineering Controls) and Electrical Safety II (Energized work practices/NFPA 70E).