Top 5 Causes of Severe Injuries on Construction Job Sites

Since its formation under the 1970 OSH Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agency has had one primary mission: to assure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. As such, by law, private sector, state and local government, and federal government agency employers must provide their workers with a workplace that is free of known hazards, find and correct safety and health problems, and follow all OSH Act safety and health standards. However, until a few years ago, OSHA lacked data for where and how the most severe injuries were occurring, limiting how effectively the agency could respond.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers, Breathable Cover

A Helpful Guide for Finding the Best Equipment Protection Solution

Protecting your equipment from outdoor elements is crucial during transportation and storage. Corrosion, moisture, UV rays, dust, road grime, rodents, and scratching are all hazards while in transport or storage. Although most equipment seemingly has a tough, impenetrable outer surface, leaving it unprotected will cause damage over an extended period. In this post, we will introduce some protection options available to help stop equipment degradation before it starts. Every piece of equipment is different, so be sure to fully understand your asset’s vulnerabilities before deciding which option is best.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers, Breathable Cover, UV Rays, protection from UV Rays

What is Water Vapor Transmission Rate?

June 05, 2019 in Breathable Cover

 

What is water vapor transmission rate?

Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR), or moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR), is the rate at which water molecules permeate through a barrier substance.

Where is Water Vapor Transmission used?

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Topics: Breathable Cover

Respecting Your Valuables: Considerations for Shipping Important Items

Shipping, on the surface, seems like a straightforward task. However, it’s a task that comes with complex issues to consider, especially when it comes to fragile or expensive equipment.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers, Breathable Cover

What is a Breathable Cover?

June 20, 2016 in Breathable Cover

Breathable covers support efforts to minimize corrosion by removing moisture from beneath the protective cover. Breathable covers should prevent water from getting in while allowing water vapor to escape. These two characteristics, waterproofing and moisture permeability, are mutually contradictory. So how does that work?

First, let's clarify one thing: Breathability should not be confused with wicking. We've all heard of wick-away apparel for athletes. The fabric used in these clothes works by moving water (sweat) away from the surface being protected (the body). Breathable covers do not work this way.

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Topics: Breathable Cover

 

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Transhield is the maker of custom protective coverings for the industrial, marine, military, automotive, and wind energy markets. Our corporate offices are located in Elkhart, Indiana where we design and render custom covers as well as engineer and test new fabric formulas in our state-of-the-art laboratory.

 

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