Glass Handling Protective Clothing
Manually handling glass requires cut-resistant clothing and may require thermal protection as well, depending on the temperature of the glass object. Proper steps should be followed and proper PPE worn for worker safety, while workers handle those glass materials.
The temperatures in glass manufacturing plants and around machines can become warm enough to make heat stress a factor with workers and affect their safety, causing them to become fatigued and distracted while working, making exposure to other hazards even more dangerous. The proper PPE may not be used or worn correctly due to worker comfort issues. FR clothing with skin regulating temperature such as National Safety Apparel’s FR Control 2.0 is more likely to be warn properly because of the level of comfort it gives workers.
Finding the level of cut, puncture and abrasion levels needed in cut PPE for workers in the glass manufacturing plant can make the difference in an incident. Determining the right level requires an internal assessment of the task, which will provide the level needed in gloves, cut-resistant jackets, aprons and more.
Handling electric machines in manufacturing plants also poses arc flash and other electrical hazards and task based clothing and gear such as arc flash clothing should be readily available for glass manufacturing workers to avoid preventable injuries when working in these machines.
Make sure cut-resistant clothing and other PPE needed in glass manufacturing plans is in proper working shape to be effective enough for use. National Safety Apparel manufactures cut-resistant clothing along with skin-regulating base layers that give glass manufacturing workers the comfort needed to safely carry out tasks in the plant.