High Temperature Exposure Hazards
Steel Grip receives many inquiries regarding high-temperature PPE, specifically the handling of high-temperature products and exposure to high heat. When evaluating the appropriate PPE, keep the following considerations in mind:
- What is the temperature, weight, & dimensions of the product being handled?
- What task(s) is being performed, and how long is the wearer exposed to the heat?
- Is there the potential for a molten metal splash? If so, what metal? Ferrous or non-ferrous?
- Are there other hazards present that should be taken into consideration, i.e., low light environment, working from an elevated surface, working with or handling sharp or abrasive components, etc.?
Many materials and fabrics are explicitly designed for high-temperature/molten metal work environments. Identifying and prioritizing workplace hazards will help narrow down the options. For instance, a high heat/molten metal environment where steel is produced may require an aluminized carbon/Kevlar® coat. In contrast, an area handling small diecast aluminum components may not need as heavy of an ensemble.
Steel Grip produces a large variety of PPE explicitly designed to address the exposures. Several products are stock, but Steel Grip can custom design garments to meet your workplace exposures. In addition, our knowledgeable sales team is available to assist in identifying the appropriate PPE for your hazards.
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