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Composite personal protective equipment: Combat helmets

Composites are a staple material in many types of personal protective equipment. For instance, composites are the primary material used to make a variety of helmets for everything from construction workers to combat troops. Today’s combat helmets in particular are benefitting significantly from the composite materials used to build these vital pieces of personal protective Read More…

Discover how composites help protect those who protect us

Nations around the world field military and police forces to protect the population from those who seek to do harm. The very nature of this job dictates these civil servants must sometimes put themselves in harm’s way to protect others. They must have the best protective equipment to perform their job without having to pay Read More…

Why helmet manufacturers need to be using carbon fiber

A long time ago, someone had the great idea of putting a round piece of metal on their head to protect their skull from harm. The helmet, as we know it, has come a long way since its inception. What was once a heavy and cumbersome, but necessary, piece of protective equipment, is now lighter Read More…

PPE: Eye protection vital for composite company workforces

There are many types of personal protective equipment, or PPE, that are vital for workers in the composites industry. However, having proper eye protection is one of the most critical forms of protection these workers require. Why eye protection is critical PPE for members of the composite industry workforce The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Read More…

Personal Protective Equipment: Disposable Body Suit Benefits

There are many types of personal protective equipment available to workers in the composites industry. One of the most important and beneficial types of protective equipment for composite workers is disposable bodysuits. Benefits that disposable bodysuit personal protective equipment offer There are many types of personal protective equipment that can provide benefits for workers in Read More…

Personal Protective Equipment: Composite-Toe Boot Benefits

Personal protective equipment is used widely throughout the composites manufacturing industry. One form of personal protective equipment that can benefit workers on the floor of composite production facilities is composite-toe work boots. Benefits of composite-toe boots for composite industry workers One piece of personal protective equipment that composite industry workers can benefit from is work Read More…

Personal Protective Equipment: OSHA Requirements

If you’re someone who works in the composite materials manufacturing field, then having the right personal protective equipment for your position is vital to staying healthy.  However, one of the most common issues with safety equipment is the simple fact that many people don’t make sure that theirs is properly maintained.  To avoid this potentially Read More…

Personal Protective Equipment: Helping to Reduce Isocyanate Exposure

There are many reasons that workers in the composites industry should have access to and make use of personal protective equipment, and one important reason for using such equipment is the potential for exposure to isocyanates.  Isocyanates are one of the many chemicals that make up polyurethane resins, which are used heavily in making various Read More…

Personal Protective Equipment: Helping to Reduce Exposure

There are many reasons why workers in the composites industry should have access to and make use of personal protective equipment. One of the critical reasons for using such equipment is the potential for exposure to harmful chemicals.  Harmful chemicals are often found in certain composite materials, such as isocyanates that make up polyurethane resins. Read More…

Why Composite Workers Need Personal Protection Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in a variety of industries to protect workers from hazards and injuries. In the composite manufacturing industry, one of the most common conditions that personal protective equipment can help prevent is dermatitis. Dermatitis is defined as inflammation, redness, itchiness or general irritation of the skin. Personal protective equipment is Read More…

How to Ensure Compliance and Safety with PPE in Composites Work

When working with composites, personal protection equipment (PPE) is essential to guarding workers from injury. Not only can composite materials be caustic to the skin, eyes and respiratory system, but manufacturing and repair facilities can be dangerous without proper eye and head protection. Composites deliver great benefits to infrastructure, aerospace and other industries, but it’s Read More…

Personal Protection Equipment Keeps Workers Safe Around Composite Material

Composite and advanced composite materials can deliver many benefits to industries like aerospace, infrastructure, construction and transportation. But they can pose unique safety challenges to those workers operating with materials like carbon fiber and epoxy.   Here is some of the most effective personal protection equipment for use in composite material handling.   Tyvek garments Read More…

Composites One Partners with 3M to Offer Personal Protection Equipment

Personal protection equipment (PPE) is essential when working with composite and advanced composite materials. Protective gear such as respirators, gloves and helmets are a necessity in most composite-related industries to keep workers safe while on the jobsite. At Composites One, we believe that worker safety should be a priority for every company in the composites Read More…