How often should work wear be replaced?

November 9th, 2015

The purpose of industrial work wear is to first off protect you and your workers from the elements and also to make them look professional.
The kind of protective apparel employees wear for work depends on the kind of job tasks they are assigned to do. Clothing that must be tough and rugged for hard manual work must … Read More...

El Nini Ready Arc Rated Raingear

October 12th, 2015

The El Niño weather pattern is known to bring heavy rains and flooding in the southern United States and impacts are most noticeable in the wintertime. So how are you going to prepare for this winter season when it comes to your selection of arc rated clothing be it for flash fire or electric arc exposure.

It may …

FR Clothing Hazard Assessment – Fabrics Are Not Created Equal

October 6th, 2015

So you have done your arc flash assessment and have determined the level of protection you require.
You are compliant. Or are you?

Selecting the correct flame resistant clothing for the job task is something that should be analyzed in depth and not just for what meets the standards such as the NFPA 2112.

The problem is that …

Proposed Pipeline Rules A Good Thing

October 5th, 2015

Pipelines containing potentially hazardous liquid substances are subject to a proposal from the U.S. Transportation Department to implement new requirements for inspections in rural areas and the addition of more thorough leak detection systems and reporting.
There is also a stipulation to include extra work being done concerning inspections and maintenance work after weather related incidents such as … Read More...

WorleyParsons Discuss Benefits of Modular Construction on Gulf Coast Downstream Projects

September 30th, 2015

Module construction has it’s advantages depending on the situation and places significant pressure on both the procurement and design schedules.

Beyond quality management and improved completion time, modular construction offers numerous other benefits to owners. Removing approximately 80% of the building construction activity from the site location significantly reduces site disruption, vehicular traffic and improves overall safety and … Read More...

Flame Resistant Insulated Clothing For Cold Weather

September 24th, 2015

Winter is coming and inventory looks good as all the shelves are stocked with your cold weather flame resistant protection garments of choice at our online store (Safety Protection Warehouse).

Today is September 24, 2015 and I would suggest you BUY NOW before the FR insulated clothing is gone as it sells out fast.
You don’t want to …

Effects Of Laundering Flame Resistant Garments

September 21st, 2015

We get asked the question a lot concerning  if you can “wash out” the flame resistant protection from your FR garments. The answer is that it depends.
Most FR fabrics made these days and especially the products we sell the FR properties cannot be washed out. There may be other fabrics out on the market that are topically … Read More...

Walls Insulated Coveralls Update For The 2015 Winter Season

September 14th, 2015

Update on the medium weight 4.0 oz. Walls insulated coveralls.
Looks like the factory is keeping the softer feeling twill fabric in the navy blue color only and the tough duck duck in the brown and black colors.

Both styles come in the short, regular and tall lengths which is good.
They have decided to bring back the …

Who Is Responsible For Laundering Employer Provided Fire Retardant Clothing?

September 11th, 2015

The responsibility always falls back on the employer as they must oversee and ensure that employees are protected while on the job.

The same rules apply to whether the arc rated garments are laundered at home, by the employer or through a rental/cleaning service. What this means is that the garments must not only be laundered properly to … Read More...

How do you determine at what level that an arc flash analysis is required on electrical equipment?

September 10th, 2015

It is up to each and every facility to perform an arc flash analysis in order to limit the injury incurred during a fault to a level no greater than 1.2 cal/cm2) which equates to a curable second degree burn. The difficult part is what if you are called in to work on a piece of equipment where … Read More...