Personal protection equipment > Protective clothing

DuPont Tyvek Dual coverall

31 October, 2013

The DuPont Tyvek Dual coverall is made from Tyvek fabric on the front of the suit to provide protection and durability, and SMS fabric on the back for breathability and wearer comfort.

Sun protection in the workplace

18 October, 2013

Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of skin cancer. Outdoor workers receive five to 10 times more UV exposure than indoor workers each year and around 200 melanomas and 34,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are caused from occupational exposure each year.

Aussie Pumps Safe Operator high-pressure protection clothing range

25 September, 2013

The Aussie Pumps Safe Operator range of high-pressure protection clothing is designed for use with pressure cleaners up to 500 bar (7300 psi).

Updated ATPV rating for high-visibility fabric

28 August, 2013

Hard Yakka together with Tecgen have released updated information regarding the high-visibility shirts and overalls in the Hard Yakka Protect with Tecgen Select range.

Protect outdoor workers from deadly risks

22 August, 2013 by Extract from TecTorque Spring 2013, written by Alan Johnson

Without protection, outdoor workers in Australia are at serious risk of being bitten by harmful animals with the potential of serious injury or worse. This article explains how products such as HexArmor, Bushman and Para’Kito from the Blackwoods range can provide workers with protection from these risks.

Protecting workers from heat stress

31 July, 2013

People working in places with poor ventilation and higher temperatures need to be educated on how to recognise heat stress symptoms and minimise the risks associated with such symptoms.

Hexarmor Gaitors

15 July, 2013

Hexarmor Gaitors are designed to protect the lower half of the leg and are suitable for protection from snakes and also for sheet metal workers, workers in the recycling industry and reptile handlers.

Soft-shell workwear

02 May, 2013

The Chassis soft shell, which is part of the Huski workwear range, is a high-visibility soft-shell garment with the handy option of zip-off sleeves to form a vest. The range now includes the Kimberly, a ladies version of the Chassis, and the Nero, a plain black men’s soft shell suitable for applications where hi-visibility is not required.

Wearing the right protective fabric can make the difference

01 May, 2013

For electrical maintenance workers and contractors, working hands-on with hazardous and potentially dangerous energy sources, conductors, circuit parts and other energised parts is a common component of their everyday routine. While there is no substitute for maintaining safe working conditions, accidents - especially electric arcs - can happen in an instant, no matter how experienced a worker may be. 

How do they test FR workwear?

01 May, 2013

Every day, workers around the world are risking their lives as they are exposed to the risk of flash fire, electrical arc flash and molten metal splash. In the split second when such a dangerous situation does occur, providing the right FR clothing can make the difference between avoiding a disaster involving serious injury, or death.

Outdoor workers poorly protected from the sun in NZ

23 April, 2013

New Zealand outdoor workers are generally poorly protected from solar UV radiation, with only around one-third wearing sunscreen or a suitably protective hat, according to a University of Otago study.

Elliotts E Series Structural Firefighting Systems

19 April, 2013

The Elliotts E Series Structural Firefighting Systems and protective apparel range is designed to be comfortable, breathable, lightweight, highly visible, allow the wearer to move freely and offer the highest possible overall protection in the hazardous firefighting environment.

Elliotts Cryoskin extreme cold-handling gloves and aprons

17 April, 2013

Elliotts Cryoskin gloves and aprons are suitable for those working in ultracold environments and provide protection from the hazards of liquid nitrogen and extreme cold-handling conditions.

Elliotts X-Series and E-Series Reinforced firefighting systems

16 April, 2013

Elliotts has redesigned aspects of their X-Series and E-Series Reinforced firefighting systems to give a higher level of protection to the wearer while at the same time providing better mobility and putting less stress on the body of the wearer during any fire situation.

Saving your skin from chemical splash

09 April, 2013

Growing industries across Australia including mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, metallurgy and heavy manufacturing have seen a huge increase in the use of caustic liquids and chemical solvents in the manufacturing and maintenance process of many business. From chemical separations, alkylation, electripolishing, anodising, phosphating, caustic cleaning through to fuel management - all require the material handling of potentially dangerous chemicals that can cause life-threating burns from chemical splash.

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