Keeping cool on the job can be tough - especially with warmer months approaching. TECGEN® FR has incorporated decades of flame-resistant (FR) clothing experience to develop these guidelines for helping keep workers safe and comfortable year-round.
Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announces the hiring of Darren Josey as North American Marketing Manager. In this role, Josey will be responsible for marketing the Polartec brand across all categories and business channels in North America including outdoor, fitness, fashion, upholstery, military, work wear and medical.
National Safety Apparel (NSA) is pleased to bring you the newest product in their 2015 Flame Resistant Base Layer line, the FR Control 2.0™ in Desert Sand. The only FR fabric developed to tackle the cold and the heat by proactively regulating the wearer’s body temperature.
Protective Industrial Products (PIP) is pleased to announce the expansion of its national accounts team. This newly created team will be led by Kurt Wanner who has accepted to lead it under the newly created position of Vice President of National Accounts.
Woodland Wear, LLC. (formerly doing business as Woodland Workwear) is pleased to announce the official launch of its new company brand name, THRIVE Workwear Co. All marketing communications, product branding and day-to-day business dealings will be conducted under the new THRIVE Workwear Co. brand name.
One would expect subzero temperatures in the Arctic Circle and understand the need for a coat, but employees working in a 40-degree-below-zero Fahrenheit freezer at Birds Eye Foods Inc. in Darien were left in the cold. An investigation by OSHA found that the company expected employees to work in extreme temperatures without properly insulated personal protective equipment*.
From OSHA’s final rule for electric power generation, transmission and distribution standard: Paragraph (l)(8)(v) of § 1910.269 requires employers, in certain situations, to select protective clothing and other protective equipment with an arc rating that is greater than or equal to the incident heat energy estimated under § 1910.269(l)(8)(ii).
USA Today reports that “Hospital workers treating Ebola patients should wear double sets of gloves, disposable hoods with full face shields and special masks, according to strengthened guidelines issued” last night by the CDC. CDC Director Thomas Frieden “said all health workers also should undergo ‘rigorous training’ and practice in putting on and taking off PPE in a systematic way that reduces their risk of infection.