This is the third post in our three-part series reviewing the 2015-16 El Niño outlook and arc-rated flame resistant rainwear options available to outdoor workers facing arc flash or flash fire hazards. In our second post we explored advanced rainwear options, while in this final post we feature some cost-effective rainwear staples that are tried and true.
Rainwear is critical to maintaining comfort and healthy body temperature in wet conditions. Otherwise, your clothing will absorb both precipitation and your body’s perspiration as you work. Wet clothing, in turn, has a negative effect on comfort—reducing energy efficiency and productivity. To make matters worse, wet clothing facilitates the escape of body heat—leaving you open to cold stress.
With cold weather coming quickly and the influence of a strong El Niño in the forecast, make sure you are prepared with the right waterproof outerwear. If advanced rainwear options are not practical in your budget, leverage the important benefits of the waterproof layer to stay safe and dry with these proven, cost-effective solutions:
Sentinel™ by NASCO
This soft, flexible waterproof FR rainwear is both comfortable and durable. Made from a 100% FR Cotton Knit with Polyurethane Moisture Barrier, Sentinel™ has a finished weight of 10 oz and protects against arc flash and flash fire hazards. Pair the Sentinel™ Waist-Length Jacket with Fall Protection Access and Roll-Away Hood (R307N) with the Bib-Style Trouser with Quick-Release Suspender System (R317N) or the Elastic Waist Pant with Snap-Fly Front (R333N).
For another cost-effective arc-rated rainwear option from NASCO, as us about the ArcLite™ suit.
Dura Arc II by Neese
Made from PVC on Woven Modacrylic, Dura Arc II provides arc flash and flash fire protection. The line includes a Jacket with Tuck-Away Hood and “D” Ring Access Port and a Bib Style Trouser. Available in sizes small through 6XL, this dynamic suit is an economic option for outfitting everyone in your workforce!
Eclipse™ by Tingley
Tingley’s Eclipse™ suit provides high-visibility arc flash and flash fire protection. Thermo-Grid® technology helps block out heat energy while the flame resistant PVC coating on Nomex® provides 100% liquid proof, chemical-resistant protection in a soft, lightweight jacket (R306Y) or coat – with D-ring access, roll-away hood, and vented cape back – and Bib Overall (R316Y).
Visit NOAA’s El Niño Portal to learn more about El Niño and review specific predictions for your area.
Plan ahead for both safety and comfort! Contact Tyndale at 800-356-3433 to discuss your requirements, explore the many options available, and place an order for the right FR rainwear solution today!