Industrial Supply Blog

The Ultimate Guide for Oil Rig PPE

May 22, 2018 11:00:00 AM   2 Comments

Oil rig workers are some of the toughest employees out there. They’re constantly exposed to severe weather and harsh working conditions. How do you keep them safe from everything that’s going on around them? One thing you can do is provide them with personal protective equipment (PPE). PPE for oil ...

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The Oil Rig Heat Stress Survival Guide

May 16, 2018 11:45:00 AM   Heat Stress   0 Comments

Thousands of workers are affected by heat stress every year. It’s a serious illness. Anyone who works outdoors during the summer months is at risk. Oil rig workers are often exposed to high temperatures and hot work environments. High humidity and strenuous physical activity can also cause ...

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Oil Rig Safety: 5 Best Ways to NOT Get Killed on an Oil Rig

May 8, 2018 9:56:50 AM   Oil drilling safety, Oil and gas, Fall Protection   0 Comments

Ever see the TV show, Dirty Jobs? The oil and gas industry has been featured on it a few different times. But, working in the oilfields isn’t just one of the dirtiest jobs. It’s also one of the deadliest. Oil rig safety is a hot topic in this industry. Workers face more risks on an oil rig than in ...

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Dirty Jobs & Clean Duds: How to Get Oil Out of FR Clothing

May 2, 2018 11:30:00 AM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing, Oil and gas   0 Comments

Working in the oilfields is a nice, clean, stress-free job. Right? Okay, maybe not so much. If you’ve even spent one day working in the oilfields, you know how filthy it can get. Workers often end up with grease, oil, and dirt stains on their clothing. These workers are tough and don’t seem to ...

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Top 5 FR Clothing Options That Won’t Give You A Heat Stroke

Apr 24, 2018 10:25:55 AM   FR Clothing, Heat Stress   0 Comments

Looking to purchase some fire-resistant (FR) clothing for your employees? With so many options out there, it can be tough to narrow it down. The first step is to understand your needs based on your unique work environment. Do they need FR clothing or arc-rated (AR) clothing? What about comfort ...

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How Heat Stress Has Become One of the Most Dangerous Hazards in the Workplace

Apr 17, 2018 10:50:00 AM   Oil drilling safety, Confined Space, Oil and gas   0 Comments

Heat stress is a serious illness that can affect employees working in high temperature areas. Exposure to extreme heat or hot environments is one of the most dangerous hazards in the workplace. We sometimes underestimate how serious it can be. But the truth is, thousands of workers are affected by ...

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4 Times When The Wrong PPE Proved Fatal

Apr 10, 2018 10:30:00 AM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing, Oil and gas   0 Comments

Workers risk exposure to several different hazards throughout their workday. You can anticipate some of the hazards they might come across. Your company has processes and procedures in place to help reduce the number of incidents in the workplace. But, what about the hazards that you don’t ...

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Is It Safe to Wear Base Layers Underneath FR Clothing?

Apr 3, 2018 12:29:36 PM   Oil drilling safety, FR Clothing, Oil and gas   0 Comments

If you work in the oil and gas industry, you realize how important it is for workers to wear the right personal protective equipment (PPE). The hazards are just too risky to take any chances. Not only do workers face the risk of falls, crush hazards and injury from chemical exposure — they face the ...

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A History Buff’s Guide to FR Clothing and Materials

Mar 27, 2018 12:30:00 PM   FR Clothing   0 Comments

Calling all history buffs! Maybe you had an influential high school history teacher who ignited your love of learning the backstories behind people, places, and things. Maybe you think the best way to unwind after work is sitting in your recliner with the History Channel on the TV. Or, maybe you’re ...

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What Puts the “FR” in FR Clothing?

Mar 20, 2018 12:17:13 PM   FR Clothing   0 Comments

The sun has barely started to peer over the horizon when one of Casper’s dozens of hardworking linemen awakens to begin his day. Once at work, he views his work orders and realizes that he and his team are being called out to address a power outage in another region. He knows he must already endure ...

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