Combustible Dust Protection
How do you protect your workers from the hazard of combustible dust?
When workers exposed to the risk of combustible dust wear flame resistant clothing, they are protected from the thermal blast that occurs at the instant of explosion when the airborne dust particles come in contact with an ignition source. This initial blast can reach massive temperatures of 3500 degrees Fahrenheit and cause non-flame resistant clothing to ignite, setting it ablaze and causing serious injury and even death. After the source of the ignition is removed, (the initial explosion), flame resistant garments will self-extinguish, limiting the body burn percentage.
Companies bear the responsibility of protecting their employees from the hazards associated with a combustible dust hazard. Failure to provide and use personal protective equipment designed for combustible dust hazard situations is a serious infraction of the OSHA and NFPA standards and may carry severe penalties … not to mention the lost productivity and personal toll it can take on your employees and their families.
Flame resistant clothing protects workers in combustible dust environments.
Protective apparel such as flame resistant shirts and pants should be worn under primary protective clothing such as jackets, aprons or capes, for extreme risk environments. This secondary layer of protection is designed to shield and help prevent thermal burns that occur at the instant of ignition and the explosion that results … all while maintaining the greatest possible comfort of the wearer.