Mount Vernon FR continues to innovate and grow, expanding the company’s global footprint for flame resistant fabrics. In addition to the United States and Canada – where Mount Vernon FR has had a steady presence for the last several years – Mount Vernon FR fabric will now be available in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Central and South America.
Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, will exhibit at the National Safety Council (NSC) Expo––the world’s largest annual gathering of safety professionals––in Indianapolis, Ind. September 25-27, 2017.
At FEMA’s request, OSHA personnel headed the Joint Field Office in Austin, Texas to develop an incident-specific health and safety plan to protect workers during the cleanup and recovery operations following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey.
Two iconic brands launch commemorative video and limited-edition Chore Coat to celebrate their longstanding history together creating extreme durability in the workplace
July 27, 2017
INVISTA's CORDURA® brand first teamed up with Carhartt, a premium workwear brand known for making authentic products for hardworking people, in 1998 to bring advanced durability and fabric technology to its Extremes line.
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.”
In general, the employer must:
Assess the workplace to identify employees exposed to hazards from flames or from electric arcs;
Make reasonable estimates of the incident heat energy of any electric-arc hazard to which an employee would be exposed;
A journeyman electrician and an electrical helper were at a worksite to install a new three-phase run of wire between an existing energized 480-volt circuit breaker panel and a new piece of machinery. During the process, the journeyman electrician attempted to install a missing bolt from a breaker mount on an energized 480-volt bus bar.
Based on the popularity of its innovative Chill-Its®6685 Cooling Vest, Ergodyne has released a new dry evaporative cooling product today. The Chill-Its® 6686 Dry Evaporative Cooling Hat is a lightweight and low-maintenance cooling solution that comfortably manages heat stress.