Metal Zippers Versus Snaps on Fire-Resistant Workwear

Metal Zipper Use In Workwear

Q: Are metal zippers and snaps on FR workwear unsafe for electrical workers, and are the prohibited by NFPA 70E or ASTM 1506 regulations?

A: Let’s take a look at those two regulations:

NFPA 70E

There is only one reference to metal components such as zippers or snaps in NFPA 70E, and it is in Section 130.6 (D):
Conductive Articles Being Worn. Continue Reading…

Red Kap Performance Work Shirt: Stay Dry, Feel Good

red kap wps blog

When you’re out working under the big hot sun all day, you feel it. You feel it on your skin, you feel it in your eyes, and you feel it on your shirt. You feel the heat, but you also feel the sweat. And as you know, the sweat can be just as annoying and uncomfortable as the heat. Ever have it run down your forehead, into your eyes, and sting like crazy? How many times have you come home with your shirt drenched at the end of the day, wearing you down with the weight of all that perspiration? What if we told you there was a shirt out there that would keep you dry?

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What do Hard Hat Standards Mean?

Hard Hat Safety Standards

The main standards are for both impact protection and electrical insulation.

Actually, there are two main types of ANSI impact standards for Hard Hats–creatively named Type I and Type II.

In a nutshell, Type I impact protection covers mostly trouble coming from above your head, while Type II adds front, rear and side protection. (More on this later.) Continue Reading…

High-Visibility Clothing

High Visibility Clothing

Our friends at ANSI have approved three main classes of clothing regarding visibility: namely, Classes 1, 2, and 3 (surprised?). Actually, there is a class E that’s only for work pants and shorts. When these are worn with Class 2 or 3 garments, they add up to Class 3 coverage.

The higher the class number, the higher the visibility. This is based on the amount of background material (often bright orange, red or green–you want to stand out from your surroundings), the width of the reflective tape, and the photometric performance of the tape (how reflective it is, right?). Except for Class E, all High Visibility clothing must contain 360 degrees of reflective taping around the torso.

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Steel Toes VS. Composite Toes

Steel Toe Caps For Steel Toe Work Boots

We sell safety footwear with both Steel and Composite Toes here, ranging from low cut shoes to tall boots. And they all meet appropriate safety standards. That being said, Composite Toes in Shoes and Boots can offer these possible advantages: Continue Reading…

Arc Thermal Protective Value (ATPV) and More

arc incident energy

If you loved alphabet soup as a child, you’ll love this. Our old friends at ASTM decided on an arc test method to help you decide on the relative safety of flame-resistant garments to protect you from the heat and flame by-products of an arc flash accident.  (This has nothing to do with electric shock protection.) An arcing fault can release tremendous amounts of concentrated radiant energy in a small fraction of a second. You get incredibly high temperatures in a pressure blast, possibly hurling debris over 700 miles per hour (yes, faster than your last commercial plane ride). You don’t want to be there without good protection. Continue Reading…

Getting The Right Fit

Measure For The Right Fit

Make sure your staff “measures up” by fitting their workwear correctly. Correct sizing is good for morale, and looking spiffy is good for public relations.

SOME GUIDELINES

Have employees wear their usual shirts, vests, etc. when fitting for jackets. And usual shoes if you’re fitting for pants.

Neck: Put your tape around the neck about where the Adam’s apple is (or would be, for women). Don’t tighten around the circumference–in fact, put a finger between the tape and the skin for the measurement. (An employee turning a reddish color is an immediate clue the tape is too tight for accurate size.) Continue Reading…

How Do Bulletproof Vests Work?

Bullet Proof Vests

When a handgun bullet strikes body armor, it is caught in a “web” of very strong fibers (like Kevlar). These fibers absorb and disperse the impact energy that is transmitted to the vest from the bullet, causing the bullet to deform or “mushroom”. Additional energy is absorbed by each successive layer of material in the vest, until the bullet has been stopped. Continue Reading…

What is Duck Material?

Duck Material

Duck” in this sense, comes from “doek,” a Dutch word for canvas cloth. Originally, canvas was made from hemp (yes, that hemp), but now most canvas involves cotton.  Continue Reading…

Workplace Eye Safety Facts

Eye Safety On The Job

Make sure your safety eyewear has passed appropriated safety tests and regulations. Edge Safety Glasses and Pyramex Safety Eyewear have both been rigorously tested and both come out on top. Continue Reading…

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