PPE with Gore protective fabrics has been rigorously tested to ensure it performs and protects as intended in a range of scenarios.
Arc rated PPE needs to offer the highest level of protection for electric utilities workers against the daily thermal hazards of an electric arc, without weighing down workers with garment bulk. Garments need to be light to wear (when wet or dry), so they are able to be worn for long shifts, in changing temperatures, indoors and outdoors, and even during rain. PPE should allow for freedom of movement, high visibility and the ability to work in narrow environments.
Wearing the right protective gear in foul weather can make all the difference to job performance. Gore workwear features durable waterproof and windproof protection with high breathability: the fabric is engineered so that sweat vapour can escape, to avoid a build-up of heat and perspiration, and can also easily withstand high water pressure and severe mechanical stress over many years. With this level of comfort and protection, workers can focus on the job at hand and work for long periods outdoors in tough conditions.
In order to prevent skin contact with liquid chemicals, personal protective equipment is required. From gloves to boots, the garments must offer liquid splash protection and breathable comfort so workers can move easily for maximum productivity.
OIL AND GAS
Workers are faced with a broad range of industrial threats and hazardous conditions daily when working with oil and gas. Exposure to extreme conditions, including flames are frequent, and choosing outerwear that doesn't add bulk, so range of motion is not compromised, is essential.
2020 READERS' CHOICE AWARD
The Canadian Occupational Safety Readers' Choice Awards showcase the occupational health and safety vendors and suppliers that are preferred by our readers. 2020 marks the fifth edition of the annual awards. The three organizations with the most votes in each category were awarded the Readers’ Choice designation, and the winners will be announced in the September/October 2020 issue of COS. Gore received the award for Protective Fabric in the Personal Protective Equipment Category.