Wednesday, August 22, 2012

3M Offers Infographic on Insulating Apparel

An infographic is available from 3M to help simplify the ANSI/ISEA 201-2012 standard for Classification of Insulating Apparel Used in Cold Work Environments. The standard helps protect workers in extreme weather and is a tool to help employers select the appropriate workwear for their specific needs.

3M developed the infographic as an easy-to-understand how-to guide that breaks down the standard for both workers and suppliers. Charts outline the different insulating values, cleaning and thermal performance categories to help a user understand how the garment will perform at various levels of exertion, and how it is expected to retain its insulating properties over time.