The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has forecasted another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, after increasing the number of storms considered “average” in the Atlantic basin, with a possible return of La Nina later in the 2021 season. COVID-19 continues to play a role in the global supply chain this year, making preparation particularly key to keeping workers safe.
Hurricane season started on June 1st this year which means we’re already in it! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted a 60% possibility of an above-average hurricane season. Forecasts include up to 20 name storms – up to 10 of which will likely become hurricanes, 3-5 of which are forecast to become major hurricanes.
What does this mean for you – field workers who also need arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) apparel? Let’s here from our VP of Technical on the subject:
Be Prepared with Serviceable AR/ FR Rainwear
AR / FR rainwear is a vital piece of your PPE package. If you don’t have rainwear that’s storm-ready, order now from your Tyndale-managed program. Or, shop our retail site. If you’re unsure what type of rainwear to buy, read our blog post and watch the video on Which Standards Should My AR / FR Rainwear Pass? You don’t want to be caught in a storm without proper AR / FR rainwear – visit our resource page to see what happens to non-FR rainwear in an arc flash and a flash fire.
Be Prepared EARLY
As Scott says, there’s usually not extended warning of a storm – it tends to be a week or less which is why it’s particularly crucial to be storm-ready early. If you have a storm coming in a week, you can’t wait a month to get your PPE. This year, being prepared early is more important than ever because of 1) a higher probability of an active hurricane season and 2) while rainwear is in good supply currently, global supply disruptions may occur again (like we saw in 2020, due to COVID-19).
Bottom line, check your closet now to make sure you have AR/FR rainwear that’s in good, working condition and if you need to freshen up your wardrobe, order TODAY!