Waterproof, Arc Resistant, Flash Fire Raingear

Cold Weather Standards

Cold temperatures pose an unseen yet severe hazard to the worker in the industrial workplace. In addition to other hazards that may be a part of their everyday work environment, such as electric arc flash or a hydrocarbon flash fire, utility linemen and workers in the oil and gas industry are faced with performing their job while dealing with sub-freezing temperatures.

A key factor to keeping workers warm is to block the wind. While this is critical to protect the face and hands, garments with a waterproof membrane offer the best protection from wind and therefore help reduce the effect of the wind chill.

The appropriate PPE, designed for all hazards of the workplace, is a necessary component to safe working conditions. PPE enables the worker to maintain consistent body temperatures which allow the worker to remain comfortable, productive and safe.

Resource Info

Related Standards

Standard
Name
Standard Test Method for Measuring the Thermal Insulation of Clothing Using a Heated Manikin
Standard Test Method for Thermal and Evaporative Resistance of Clothing Materials Using a Sweating Hot Plate
Standard Practice for Determining the Physiological Responses of the Wearer to Protective Clothing Ensembles
Standard Practice for Determining the Temperature Ratings for Cold Weather Protective Clothing
American National Standard for Classification of Insulating Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments