WHO NEEDS TO WEAR FLAME-RESISTANT CLOTHING?

If an employee works in environments where heat, fire or electrical injuries are a real possibility, the odds are good they should be wearing flame-resistant clothing. OSHA’s guidelines dictate more specifically who should be wearing flame-resistant clothing.

flame-resistant clothing

flame-resistant clothing

There are three broad categories of workers who should wear flame-resistant clothing for protection, based on the type of hazard the worker will be exposed to while completing their work. Here are the three primary hazards.

Electric arc: People who are exposed to this hazard include electricians, as well as certain utility workers and others.

Flash fire: This category includes pharmaceutical and chemical workers, as well as those who work in refineries and more.

Combustible dust: The category covers workers in food processing plants, the paper and pulp industry, etc.

 

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