Flame Resistant Vests
Electricians and machinists are often exposed to dangerous electrical equipment and energized parts. Their line of work doesn’t only bring about the risk of electric shock, but it also gives rise to the possibility of arc flashes. An arc flash, or an electrical explosion, is often caused by electrical arc faults, phase-to-phase faults, or dust or corrosion buildup on electrical systems. This can result in temperature levels of about 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which can, in turn, cause serious burns and even death. For this reason, anyone who is exposed to such hazards should wear flame resistant vests. The flame resistant vests that are available here on Engineer Warehouse meet the requirements of Arc Rated clothing. This means that they can protect wearers in arc flash situations and reduce their burn injuries. They are made of flame resistant and durable materials, such as modacrylic or mesh. Not only can these vests provide flame resistance, but they can also make wearers highly visible in low light settings. Aside from receiving an Arc Rating, they also comply with ANSI 107 Class 3 requirements. They sport orange or lime colors as well as reflective materials for enhanced visibility.