Protective Clothing en AR/FR Apparel: Protecting Electrical Workers and Providing Peace of Mind <div class="field-byline"> Scott Francis </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electrical workers face the risk of unexpected arc flash incidents throughout their daily operations by the very nature of their job. The right apparel can offer protection and peace of mind. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When arc flashes occur, the most severe injuries often are the result of non-flame-resistant clothing igniting and continuing to burn, causing far more severe burn injuries than the arc flash itself. The use of appropriate arc-rated (AR), flame-resistant (FR) clothing has a proven track record of protecting workers and saving lives.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> Let&#39;s examine the three situations that are common causes of hazardous arc flash:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EHS Today Magazine Protective Clothing Arc Flash Tue, 09 May 2017 17:34:00 +0000 54921 at Westex by Milliken Industrial Safety Gloves, Protective Clothing Markets to Grow through 2023 <div class="field-deck"> Research firm Global Market Insights see an uptick in the purchase of safety gloves and protective clothing as economic growth continues globally. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Thousands of preventable workplace accidents occur every year. So, it&rsquo;s no surprise the personal protective equipment market is expanding as employers and governments become more cognizant of worker safety.</p> <p>The most recent statistics available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show fewer than 20 percent of workers who sustained head injuries wore hard hats, just over 20 percent of workers with foot injuries wore safety shoes or boots and only 40 percent of the workers with eye injuries wore eye protection.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Protective Clothing News Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:01:00 +0000 54431 at Thinkstock DuPont's Tyvek Fiber Turns 50 <div class="field-deck"> The company is planning events throughout the year to celebrate the milestone, including the introduction of new products featuring the fiber. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DuPont is celebrating the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Tyvek, the nonwoven fiber most commonly used in construction.</p> <p>In addition to its HomeWrap for construction, Tyvek also is used in protective garments for workers in industrial and cleanroom applications and for first responders. Garments have been used to support emergency response efforts across the globe, including the U.S. Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup, the Japan 2011 tsunami cleanup and Fukushima and in West Africa in addressing the Ebola crisis.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industrial Hygiene Protective Clothing News Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:32:00 +0000 54281 at DuPont DuPont’s Nomex Flame-Resistant Fiber Turns 50 <div class="field-deck"> The company's flame-resistant fiber originally was introduced as a response to fiery race car crashes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DuPont has announced a series of events and activities to mark the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of its Nomex heat- and flame-resistant fiber.</p> <p>Throughout the year, a series of celebratory events and activities will be held to mark the milestone.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Protective Clothing Safety Arc Flash News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:40:00 +0000 53801 at Top 5 Flame-Resistant Clothing Trends for 2017 [Photo Gallery] <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Although the availability of flame-resistant (FR) clothing has increased in the past ten years, the rate of non-fatal injuries due to arc flash and burns has remained steady.</p> <p>More than 2,000 workers per year are admitted to the hospital due to burn injuries at a rate of about 5-10 per day, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.</p> <p>OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K as well as the NFPA 70E safety requirements detail the safe work practices for preventing arc flash injuries, including selecting the proper personal protective equipment.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Protective Clothing Arc Flash Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:21:00 +0000 51831 at Older, Overweight Police Officers Less Likely to Wear Body Armor <div class="field-deck"> Researchers have found that several factors contribute to the likelihood that law enforcement officers won't wear body armor. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Law enforcement officers who wear body armor are twice as likely to survive a shooting than those who do not, according to a new study recently published in the <em>Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene </em>(JOEH).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Protective Clothing Safety News Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:59:00 +0000 51781 at <p>Police in riot gear walk outside Bank of America Stadium before an NFL football game between the Charlotte Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings Sept. 25 in Charlotte, N.C.</p> Sean Rayford/Getty Images Winter Safety from Head to Toe <div class="field-deck"> As the mercury drops, protecting workers from winter conditions is not something an employer should just plow through. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Santa Claus is the ultimate winter warrior. He comes like clockwork, every year, working a grueling 24-hour shift so that all the little boys and girls receive presents (or coal).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Foot Protection Protective Clothing Safety Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:10:00 +0000 51631 at Are You Prepared for the Top 5 Laboratory Hazards? <div class="field-deck"> Make sure workers are protected from the top hazards in the laboratory. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>To generate awareness and offer safeguards for laboratory workers, <a href="" target="_blank">Workrite Uniform Co.</a> has created a Top 5 list of laboratory hazards.</p> <p><strong>1. Fire/Explosions</strong></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industrial Hygiene Protective Clothing News Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:10:00 +0000 48811 at Product Showcase from June 2016 EHS Today Magazine [Photo Gallery] <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>EEach month, the print issue of EHS Today brings you news and information about products and services &ndash; PPE, IH monitoring, training, material handling and more &ndash; that contribute to the safety of our workplaces.<br /> <br /> These are the products and services we featured in the June 2016 issue.<br /> <br /> Please check them out. Each description includes a link for more information!</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Industrial Hygiene Protective Clothing Safety Galleries Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:03:00 +0000 48431 at Safety Supply Checklist for Cleaning Professionals <div class="field-deck"> Don’t ignore your cleaning staff when considering worker safety and personal protective equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Safety continues to be a major concern in professional cleaning. Invariably, cleaning workers focus on cleaning chemicals, equipment and tools to perform their tasks, but safety equipment often takes a backseat.</p> <p>&ldquo;Cleaning workers suffer more injuries than many other workers in private industry,&rdquo; says Vicky Adams, category manager for safety, gloves and foodservice products for Impact Products. &ldquo;Studies going back to 2007 find that full-time custodians are injured on the job sometimes as much as two times that of other workers in private industry.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye, Face & Head Foot Protection Hand Protection Protective Clothing Safety Training News Thu, 26 May 2016 15:52:00 +0000 48021 at