There are a number of careers that pose the potential risk of danger to those within the field and therefore require protective clothing. From a diver’s wet suit to a police officer’s bullet proof vest, protective uniforms and clothing play a vital role in helping to ensure the safety of workers in various fields and decrease the likelihood of injuries and fatalities. Just like our line of Nomex Flight Suits, the following list of protective suits are built with care and quality with the intent to help workers to carry out dangerous tasks while on the job. Below is a brief description of each type of protective suit along with details regarding their specific features.
1. Hazmat Suits. Hazmat suits are worn for protection against hazardous materials, as well as dangerous chemicals and toxins. They are generally worn by people who work in environments that are dangerously contaminated, but are also worn by several law enforcement agencies such as the DEA, whenever necessary. There a two main categories of hazmat suits. One that is often referred to as a splash protection suit, provides protection against dangerous liquid-based chemicals, while the other provides protection against toxic gasses and vapors. Within these two categories lies a number of different classes of suits depending on the level of protection that is needed. The most protective suits are classified as “Level A”, while the least protective are “Level D”.
2. Firefighter Suits. Putting out blazing fires is perhaps one of the most dangerous jobs there it. Because of this, firefighters are equipped with a heavy duty protective suit, loaded with features to help keep them safe. It goes without saying that the main feature of a firefighter suit is its fire resistant material made of Kelvar and Nomex. Most firefighter suits also provide protection against toxic gases and dangerous chemicals. There are several different types of firefighter suits, ranging from a 200 degree level of heat protection, all the way up to a 2000 degree level of heat protection. A few of the smaller features include the green reflective stripes to allow firefighters to be located in darker environments, and tiny hooks along the zipper to ensure that the jacket does not fly open during harsh weather or extreme fire conditions.
3. Wetsuits. Worn by watersport enthusiast and career divers, wetsuits while seemingly simple, provide lots of protection. The neoprene material provides quality insulation allowing users to maintain their normal body temperature even in dangerously cold water conditions. The structure of the suit makes it durable and flexible making it easy to move around and swim in. When it comes in contact with water, the neoprene material creates tiny bubbles in the fabric which helps increase the buoyancy in the water.
Like many of the suits listed above, Nomex Flight Suits are built with quality for protection purposes. Its unique design helps to ensure both the comfort and safety of its users. The most useful features of the Nomex Flight Suits are the high temperature resistance and its breathable design structure. For more information on our flight suits visit our product page by clicking here.