Safety is critical in the construction industry, and there are different types of PPE to make that possible– these protect the employees not only from injuries but health hazards as well. For that reason, those who are part of the construction industry continue to look for ways on how to improve PPE technology for the following years.
They have been analyzing the trends in the market to identify the challenges and opportunities in different sectors. For now, allow us to talk about the best futuristic PPE technology to look out for in 2018.
Para-Aramid Synthetic Fiber
Lately, the construction industry and technology have been collaborating to come up with the best trends present in PPE today. One of which is the para-aramid synthetic fiber, which is better favorite called “Kevlar.”
This fiber was first invented during the 70s and used as an alternative to steel in racing tires. It’s manufactured in a way where it’s spun into fabric sheets or ropes that could be utilized as an increasing composition.
Its remarkable features make it a perfect material for different equipment, accessories, and clothing that are capable of keeping the user safe and protected from cuts. Aside from that, it can also lighten the load of the wearer.
Fire Retardant Fabric
Another thing to look out for in PPE technology would be the fire-proof fabrics commonly used in safety vests for emergency response teams. These are tolerant to flames due to the chemical treatment it underwent. This allows the wearer to stay cool even in hot-temperature for extended periods of time.
Back in the days, it’s only accessible for military and government use, but now, these are easily accessible and have been incorporated in PPE.
Despite that, it’s still worth noting that there’s an emerging issue regarding end-of-service-life signals for products, … Read More