Creating a safe work environment is the sum total of many different parts. Elements such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety procedures must be viewed through the lens of environmental considerations to ensure workers are safe on a jobsite. With the onset of the winter season, keeping workers both warm and compliant becomes a crucial task for management — especially when accounting for arc flash and flash fire hazards.
A seemingly convoluted issue, layering AR (arc-rated)/FR (flame-resistant) PPE can cause confusion among even those well-versed in the space. Yet, it is possible to layer protective gear while also meeting the requirements outlined by consensus standards such as NFPA 2113 and NFPA 70E. As you layer to achieve warmth, consider these compliance elements when formulating an AR/FR winter weather system.