Mistakes happen. But mistakes made when it comes to how you wear your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing can mean the difference between walking away from an accident and being seriously injured – or worse – in such an event.
Follow our Dangers of Improper Wear series as we share powerful videos, each focusing on a common mistake made when wearing arc-rated (AR) apparel and the consequences of such mistakes when exposed to an arc flash.
With Scott Margolin, Vice President of Technical, as our guide, we’ll examine many of the common mistakes made when wearing AR clothing. Demonstrated through real-world arc flash video footage, you’ll see just how substantial those mistakes can be. Some common errors we’ll explore include:
Many insect repellents have flammable components, and it’s difficult to tell by reading the ingredients listing alone. The only way to know for sure is to test these insect repellents in a live arc-flash scenario.View Episode 1
To prove that meltable base layers don’t hold up even when layered under AR clothing, we put meltable base layers to the ultimate test by conducting live arc-flashes at an independent laboratory in Chalfont, PA.View Episode 2
We're looking at meltable base layers – which includes non-fr under shirts and anything else you might wear under your arc rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) shirt(s), such as a bra.View Episode 3
Watch this video for real footage from an arc-flash testing facility, where Tyndale demonstrates how an arc-flash impacts a worker whose protective shirt is not tucked-in.Watch Episode 4
Before you invest in arc-rated or flame resistant (AR / FR) rainwear it is important you’re aware of the standard that the garment passes to allow it to make its FR claim.Watch Episode 6
We feel – and hope you’ll agree – that each of these videos make excellent training aids to emphasize the importance of wearing AR clothing and wearing it properly.
Do you have a flash fire – rather than an arc flash – hazard?
The hazards may differ, but the valuable lessons in this series are relevant to workers in other industries that use PPE to protect workers from thermal hazards. Don’t miss an episode!
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