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.
Ergodyne strengthened the cut resistance in its Trades Gloves Series today. The Armortex®-backed palm on the new ProFlex®812CR6 Utility + Cut Resistance Gloves delivers enhanced protection from cut, slash and puncture without significant loss of dexterity or flexibility.
New flame-resistant shirt, balaclava and denim pant styles now available
April 26, 2017
Workrite Uniform Company, a flame-resistant (FR) workwear manufacturer, has expanded its selection of Dickies FR products to include two additional denim pant styles, a new plaid shirt and a balaclava. These new items are now available for wear trials and/or purchase.
1 Electric shock
Electric shock is one of the most serious and immediate risks facing a welder. Electric shock can lead to severe injury or death, either from the shock itself or from a fall caused by the reaction to a shock.
Electric shock occurs when welders touch two metal objects that have a voltage between them, thereby inserting themselves into the electrical circuit.
Protective Industrial Products (PIP) proudly announces the launch of Ambi- dex® gloves with Grippaz™ Technology. This latest addition to PIP’s recognized product line features a fish scale pattern that provides unparalleled grip performance. Ergonomically engineered to provide traction grip control on the outside and on the inside.