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Should Metal Closures be used in Arc Rated Clothing

The question of whether metal closures should be used on arc rated clothing is raised regularly by end users especially in relation to zippers and press studs. Hugh Hoagland from e-Hazard in the US recently posed the question “Can a shirt with a metal snap or a metal zipper meet ASTM F1506 and NFPA 70E?”. Hugh’s answer “This is a matter of opinion and there is some controversy about the issue”. So there appears to be no conclusive answer to this question so we thought we would clear up how and why Elliotts have approached this issue. 

Heat Resistant Gloves - The difference between Contact Heat Gloves & Radiant Heat Gloves.

 

Both contact and radiant heat resistant gloves are frequently used in the foundry industry, where workers are constantly exposed to materials that exceed thousands of degrees in temperature. Whilst...

HOW CHEMICALS FOUND IN A FOUNDRY CAN AFFECT THE BODY

When working in a foundry environment, operators are exposed to an array of hazardous chemicals. Chemicals, in this instance include any hazardous substances, dangerous goods and combustible liquids t...

Health effects of Heat Exposure when Working in a Foundry

The human body is an amazing machine, capable of achieving great things; however, it needs to be at a perfect balance at all times. A change in temperature, for example, means the body needs to adapt ...

What is Foundry Work?

The Foundry industry dates back to 1480, when Vannoccio Biringuccio (1480-1539) first documented the foundry process in writing. In the 550 years since then, this industry has made many technological ...

What Elliotts Jacket is Right for You?

Winter is here and the weather is starting to show it, which means there is no better time to invest in a winter jacket. Elliotts have 6 different types of what we refer to as Winter/Wet Weather jacke...

Winter and Wet Weather Jackets – 4-in-1

Now is the perfect time for you to think about investing in a high quality work jacket. Elliotts have a whole range of winter and wet weather jackets, and surely you will find one that is exactly what...

Pick the perfect fitting NENS09 products, first try!

It is a common misconception that flame resistant (FR) clothing is only worn by firefighters or the petroleum industry. Flame resistant clothing is vital to many industries, not just those directly af...

HRC/PPE – what does it mean

Wearing flame resistant clothing can provide the necessary thermal protection to shield workers from an Arc Flash. Once the source of ignition is removed, the FR garments will self-extinguish, greatly...

PICKING A PERFECTLY FITTING GLOVE!

It is universally known that gloves are the frontline protection for the hands. In fact, an article in Occupational Environmental Medicine, Sorock et al, shows that wearing protective gloves in indust...

What is the best Welding Jacket for you?

Elliotts continue to lead the way in protective clothing for welders, offering an extensive range of welding garments, made from a variety of fabric to meet the safety needs of welders in all kinds of...

10 HANDY SAFETY TIPS FOR DIY TASKS

Christmas holidays are nearly upon us, which means spare time to catch up on those tasks you’ve let slip through the cracks throughout the year.  With:

- 75% of DIY injuries occurring around the home while completing maintenance, gardening or vehicle maintenance.

- Males, being five times more likely to be involved in a DIY injury than females, and

- Power tools including grinders, buffers and polishers accounting for one-fifth of all DIY injuries.

HYDRATION IN THE HEAT

Summer is officially here, and while there are those lucky few who can escape the temperature in air-conditioned vehicles and offices, many work outdoors and put their health at risk of dehydration. 

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Use Safe Christmas Lights

It’s that time of the year when Christmas lights start to pop up all around your neighbourhood. Before you start decorating there are some important safety tips to be aware of, to ensure that your Christmas doesn’t end up in disaster.

GingerCloud

GingerCloud’s Modified Rugby Program (MRP) has come a long way since launching in 2014. From 16 to 160 MRP Player & PlayerMentor participants, from 1 pilot team to 8 teams at 6 clubs, MRP is transform...

The History of Welding

Elliotts has been manufacturing safety gear for the welding industry for many years. To celebrate this achievement, we’ve decided to take a look at how welding has changed and improved through history.

Those who work in the welding industry would know that welding has a long history. But only few know that welding can be traced back as far at the Bronze age (3300-1200BC)!

Elliotts is always moving forward

Elliotts longest standing product is the Proban FR Cotton Welding Jacket range, introduced to the Australian market in late 1970’s. Proban finally offered our customers an alternative to traditional leather. While we had designed various kinds of leather garments to help reduce weight and improve comfort, we knew welders were looking for more, something cooler and lighter that still offered protection.

Safe Work Procedures

WHAT ARE SAFE WORK PROCEDURES?

For some industries such as welding and chemical, it may be obvious to associate risk with many, if not all of the jobs/tasks. However, not all industries have tasks that can be so obvious to assess such as  loading, unloading, packing, unpacking and handling goods may expose workers to back injuries. Safe Work Procedures ensure that all employees are aware of the issues/ potential hazards in their workplaces and outline how to avoid injury or illness while doing these tasks.

Impacts of mental health at work

Australians spend the majority of their waking lives at work, which is why a job is more than just an income. It provides us with a sense of connectedness, structure and purpose and allows us to feel a sense of achievement. According to The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance, mental illness costs the Australian economy $20 billion, in loss of productivity and labour participation each year, and is the leading reason for absenteeism. By implementing a few simple steps to break down the stigma of mental health in the workplace, employers can expect to see major changes, resulting in increased employee confidence, reduced staff turnover and stronger team cohesion and relationships (just to name a few)! 

How to Manage Workplace Heat Stress

 

The human body is an amazing machine capable of achieving great things; however, it needs to be at a perfect balance at all times. A change in temperature, for example, means the body needs to adapt to survive.  Sometimes this is done smoothly – when in a higher room temperature, your body produces sweat and cools itself back down, but when you have extra factors affecting the body, such as mandatory protective gear that obstructs sweating, your body might overheat and collapse.