We were told at meeting this morning we will be getting uniforms, I asked what these uniforms were made of. I was told they are polyester and cotton. I told foreman that as far as I know electricians are not supposed to wear polyester blends, his rely was pretty much just shrugging his shoulders and an oh well attitude.
I know why we don't wear poly blends but can't find anything on OSHA site that says we can't, any idea where I can find this?
I'm going over his head tommorrow morning, I'm pretty pissed that wanting cheap uniforms is more of a priority than our safety.
There's no regulation against wearing polyester/cotton blend shirts.
You just can't wear them while working on energized equipment.
I wear a short sleeve 65%-35% cotton-poly shirt as a regular work shirt. I have a FR cotton shirt AVAILABLE anytime that I need it, and I wear it when necessary. After all, you don't see guys running conduit and cable or digging ditches wearing insulated gloves, do you?
#151393 - 12/11/0610:27 PMRe: company new uniform POLYcotton blend
ITO, what does medium voltage have to do with it, I guess you have never heard of an arc flash from 480v? If not maybe you should listen to your guys when they "whine", you may learn something.
Electure, good point and something I did not think of, what about the pants though? I guess NOTHING will be touched thats energized from when we get the uniforms on, after all we were told they are required to be worn at all times and it's against company policy to work on energized equipment anyway unless it's an emergency , I'll just follow company policy to the letter.
#151395 - 12/11/0611:27 PMRe: company new uniform POLYcotton blend