Risks in High Heat Environment
According to OSHA reports, millions of workers are exposed to extreme heat conditions at their workplace. Workers report sick from occupational heat exposure although this illness is preventable. It is known that 50% to 70% of the fatalities occur in the first few days of working in a hot or warm environment. The lack of acclimatisation poses as a major risk factor for the numerous fatal outcomes. Udyogi ensures the protection of workers operating in a hot environment, which could be at a risk of heat related stress.
The importance of the workplace being free from recognised hazards is understood by us and we suggest a combination of appropriate PPE as well as safe work practices. Along with proper protective equipment, it is vital to train the workers on the appropriate engineering controls and work practices to minimise the risk of stress.
Key Hazards as per OSHA
The importance of the workplace being free from recognised hazards is understood by us and thus we suggest employing appropriate PPE as well as safe work practices. The heat protection workwear offered by Udyogi protects against heat related hazards to keep the workers safe in a stressed heat environment. Exposure to extreme heat, radiation heat or contact heat can result in occupational injury or extreme discomfort like heavy and restricting clothing that could cause too much sweating.
New and innovative material used in PPE’s today are as per EN ISO 11612:2015 standerd with the following testing parameters:
- A1 for limited flame spread
- B1 for convective heat
- C4 for radiation heat (highest value)
- D3 for aluminum/zinc splash (highest value)
- E3 for iron/steel splash (highest value)
- F1 for contact heat
These safety values are achieved through very light clothing and enable:
- Protection against sparks and splash
- Protection against radiation heat
- Wear comfort, light and flexible
- Flexible gloves that do not harden quickly