Disposable Garments Protective Clothing Withstands Demanding Environments
In certain worksites such as labs, construction sites, and garages, exposure to numerous types of chemicals is expected. For this reason, you and your staff must shield yourselves by wearing protective clothing. MaxShield, KoolGuard, and Tyvek suits, in particular, can offer you and your staff the protection needed against hazardous chemicals without discomfort. We supply Tyvek protective suits and other top protective clothing and disposable garments.
Created by DuPont, Tyvek is a synthetic material with a single layer of fabric made with 100 percent high density polyethylene (HDPE), which makes it highly resistant to dry particulate matter, paint, aerosols, bloodborne pathogens, and more. Tyvek is tough and tear-resistant, which makes it strong enough to use for a variety of applications.
One important feature of this material is that it is breathable. This means that wearing Tyvek won’t make you or your staff feel too warm or uncomfortable at work. The material was designed to allow heat and sweat vapor to pass through but not water and other liquid molecules.
Strong Enough to Use, Cheap Enough to Discard
Despite being one of the best choices for protective clothing at work, purchasing new Tyvek at a regular basis can be costly. This is why we at Miller’s Precision Enterprises (MPE) provide you access to cost-effective alternatives when needed. We offer polyethylene Tyvek suits which means that these disposable garments can easily be reused or thrown away without the worry of adding to landfill waste. Our disposable protective clothing costs up to 40 percent less than new ones.
Just because our Maxshield garments are more affordable doesn’t mean we compromise on quality. Our patented design ensures that each product retains its full protective capabilities. Through independent testing, we’ve proven that our Maxshield products are as strong as Tyvek in every way.
If you’re playing with fire, then first you better do more than just play at fire safety. If you’re cooking for a family then it’s a safe bet it sometimes feels like you’re producing, directing, and starring your own three-part hunger games series that plays back, in its entirety, on a daily loop. Cooking may be an art form, and eating can be a great source of pleasure, but there can also be a fair amount of drudgery in the day-to-day routine of basic nourishment. And unfortunately, drudgery welcomes distraction. But the most surefire way for your daily hunger games to segue into an unfortunate sequel that would be aptly memorialized under the caption, catching fire, is to leave cooking on the stove and unattended. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, nearly half of all house fires start in the kitchen, and the vast majority of those flare-ups result from unattended cooking. So when considering ways to cook up your own kitchen fire safety plan, the ideal recipe begins with an attentive, and alert cook, first and foremost. Beyond that, some of the more obvious precautions for kitchen fire safety are.
- Keep hand towels and electrical cords away from stovetops.
- Pots and pans that catch fire should be covered with lids rather than doused with water or carried outside.
- Always, always keep a working smoke alarm near the kitchen but not inside it.
Some of the more nuanced kitchen fire safety measures you may want to implement are as follows:
#1: Keep children’s participation in cooking under safe restrictions
Some children love to help out in the kitchen. Some are just curious to see what all the fuss is about, while others are busy chasing daydreams in imaginary dimensions that sometimes overlap with kitchenspace. For everyone’s safety, there are several restrictions and precautions that ought to be in place.
- Pots and pans should always have their handles turned inwards to prevent a small child from reaching up and dumping the hot contents onto themselves.
- Depending on the child, it may also be wise to restrict their proximity to the hot stove.
#2: Wubbies: More than just a child’s security fetish
The idea of fire safety in the kitchen can seem as counterintuitive as covering something that’s already hot with a blanket. We all cook with fire in one form or another. The word ‘cook,’ by definition, implies fire. It may even be fair to say that the primary purpose of the kitchen is to provide a space for conducting various fire events under our own control, just as much as the bathroom is a space primarily designed to let water into the room. And don’t assume microwave ovens to be any sanctuary from the dilemma either. Radiation is just as much fire as open flame, and dirty microwave ovens, or improperly used ones can ignite flames just as well as a gas range. Wearing fire resistant clothing (FR clothing) may be a bit too much, but more serious than the need to store towels in the bathroom then, is the need to store a fire blanket and extinguisher near the kitchen where they will be easily accessible in an emergency.
- Store extinguishers and blankets somewhere adjacent to the kitchen, not so close to a heat source that they, themselves become a hazard, like for example above the stove.
#3: A Clean Kitchen: Next to Godliness but After Attentiveness …
What do you call an oven that doesn’t involve fire? A cupboard.
A clean stove may not be a fire-free stove exactly. Only broken, or unplugged, or toy replica stoves can be duly given that title. But, a clean stove is one on which an attentive cook retains discretion and control over the fire. Fires don’t control themselves, and grease buildup on stovetops, countertops, and inside ovens is exactly the kind of fuel that will set fire free from the confinement of the burners to roam all across the range and beyond.
- Keep stovetops, ovens, and exhaust hoods clean and free from grease, and food buildup.
It’s true, candle light does lend a nice, elemental ambiance to a room, and in the event of power outages candles become the typical lighting solution for most households, but when not tended diligently, they also become the cause of house fires. Over half of the reported candle-related fires occur when candles are arranged too near to combustible household artifacts like curtains, mattresses, and other furniture. The risk of candle fires appears higher when candles are used for lighting. So if alternative lighting is the reason why you’re keeping candles on hand, perhaps you should consider battery-operated, flameless candles as a safer alternative. If you do elect to stick with candles, please follow these guidelines.
- Keep lit candles contained in sturdy metal, glass, or ceramic holders.
- Place them no less than 18 inches from anything combustible, like curtains.
- Rest lit candles on stable surfaces out of children’s reach where they will be less likely to get knocked over.
- Avoid the use of candles in sleeping areas whenever possible.
- Thoroughly extinguish all candles before going to bed.
Thoughts on Further Preparation
How long has it been since you last checked the batteries in your smoke alarms? How many times have you moved to a new place since the last time you designated and regularly practiced a fire safety plan in your home? If the answer to either of those questions is that it has been a while, then may we suggest a brief refresher in basic fire safety and planning? A call to your local fire department can help inform and supply a comprehensive fire safety plan specific to your living space and locality. While there may be some inconveniences involved with devising a plan, it’s definitely preferable to have fire safety plans in place and never need them, than to need them and not have them.
From Rome to New York, fire has been one of the most disastrous calamities to effect our world. Fire is a tool, it’s a weapon, and catastrophe all rolled into one. It somehow manages to find a place for itself at the table of every major catastrophic event, including ones that involve a lot of water, like tsunamis.
Fires are deadly and almost impossible to contain. Home fires cause more than $6 billion in damages a year. In 2012 alone, forest fires claimed 9.33 million acres of land, and cost nearly $2 billion to suppress.
Every five seconds someone is severely burned. Each year, 265,000 people are estimated to die from burn injuries, and chances are, that half or more of your own scars came from burns. It’s no wonder that industries that rely heavily on using fire as a tool have developed fire resistant clothing (FR clothing) to keep workers safe from what would otherwise be inevitable.