Splash protection: Face shields, elbow-length gloves, and waterproof clothing create a barrier to chemicals and solvents if they are splashed on a person.
Petroleum products, from gasoline to heavy naphtha, can be protected against with waterproof industrial apparel.
Flame resistant clothing: With fire and heat hazards, this can be the difference between life and death. Flame resistant materials include self-extinguishing materials, threads that don't melt under high heat, and insulation against heat sources.
Industrial Apparel: Splash Protection and Flame Resistant Clothing
Workers in construction, utility work, police forces, emergency medical services, fire fighters, and airport runway workers all rely on high-visibility industrial apparel.
To increase visibility, retro reflective materials are affixed onto industrial apparel.
Retro reflecting materials concentrate the light to reflect back in the direction it came from. E.g., light from a vehicle's headlights shine directly back to the driver, alerting him to the worker's presence.
Sharply contrasting colors are used to differentiate the worker from the background.
These government agencies are great resources for safety guidelines and requirements in various work environments. At their websites, you can research specific topics to ensure compliance with applicable federal laws at your particular workplace.
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration). Website: http://osha.gov/
ANSI (American National Standards Institute). Website: http://www.ansi.org/
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health). Website: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
The right PPE, industrial apparel, and industrial equipment make any job site safer.
Reid Supply Company is a global distributor of industrial equipment supplies and components for several industries including manufacturing, medical, food processing, packaging, government, construction, alternative energy, oil and gas, aviation/aerospace, CAD, and engineering.