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Care and Use of Your FR Face Mask

Download the printable PDF guide. Donning your FR Face Mask Wash your hands before touching your mask. When using a mask, be sure to wash your hands before you put the mask on and after you take it off. Proper wear is important. When you put on your mask, make...

5 Steps to a 5-Pocket Jean: from Fiber to Garment

5 Steps to a 5-Pocket Jean My boss walks into my office…No it’s not a set up for the best professional joke ever, but it usually signals that I will have something to write about. Thanks Micah. This time my boss asked why the hem of two jeans looked different. One...

Sizing, Fit, and Measurements: Breaking it Down Before I Have A Break Down

Sizing, Fit, and Measurements  My boss approached me the other day with what I assumed was a riddle.  He said, “If the chest is 50” and he wants it to be loose, what size is it? Did he mean body measurements or garment measurements when he mentioned the chest?  Surely...

Flame-Resistant Garment Inspection & Retirement

To minimize the possibility of injury, wearers should perform an inspection of their FR workwear before each use to ensure that none of the outlined retirement conditions have occurred.

How to Prevent Cold Stress

People who work outdoors in winter weather are subject to cold, wet working conditions. Working in these environments can be harmful. It’s important to know factors that can cause cold stress, the symptoms of cold stress, and how to prevent cold stress related health issues. Workers in every segment of...

How to Choose FR Winter Wear for Safety & Functionality

FR Winter Wear Safety & Functionality are PrimeFR winter wear season is here. What features in flame resistant outerwear will keep you warm and comfortable without inhibiting performance? Work doesn’t stop for cold temperatures, wind, snow, or rain.  Reliable flame-resistant outerwear will shield you from weather and work hazards. Here...

Heat Stress Awareness and Prevention | LAPCO FR

What is Heat Stress? Occupational heat stress is the net load to which a worker is exposed from the combined contributions of metabolic heat, environmental factors, and clothing worn which results in an increase in heat storage in the body.   Heat stress can result in a variety of heat-related...

Storm Bag Packing List | How to Prepare for Disaster Work

When packing and preparing for disaster work, the things you will need to pack will depend on the type and severity of the disaster and the availability of supplies and services in the area of work. Keep in mind everything listed here is a suggestion intended to make storm/disaster work prep easier...

Linemen Interview & Tips for Disaster Work Prep | Disaster Work Part 3

We wanted to know more about linemen's experiences in the field when they are called out for disaster work and wanted to be able to share some advice and tips on how to prepare. So, we interviewed four of our lineman friends from around the country: Matt who is a Troubleshooter, Tracy and...

Why are Utility Linemen considered Essential Workers? | Disaster Work Part 1

Why are Linemen considered essential workers? The Importance of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers While the world is currently fighting a novel coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, essential workers who keep the world’s critical infrastructure operating are needed during many types of emergencies and disasters. Some examples include hurricanes, tornados, blizzards,...

FR Basics | A Quick Overview on FR Clothing Protection

FR 101 | FR BasicsYou may be new to PPE: Starting a new job where you are responsible for ordering workwear, Work in hazardous situations and are concerned that the uniforms you’re using don’t fit your needs, A work clothing provider or decorator that has never worked with FR clothing,...

Cold Weather Layering with Flame-Resistant Workwear

To understand cold weather layering for outdoor work, you need to know how each layer works to keep you warm.Layer 1) Dry Layer: Moisture ManagementThe next-to-skin layer’s job is to move moisture away from the skin. In cold conditions, staying dry is essential to staying warm. Choose shirts and pants...

FR Clothing Wash Expectancy - Useful Life

Tips on wash expectancy and the useful life of flame-resistant workwear. When considering laundering & the useful life of FR clothing, a few factors affect the life expectancy of a garment...

Insect Repellents & FR Clothing | LAPCO FR

Using a safe, non-flammable, insect repellent formulated for use with FR clothing reduces the possibility of contracting Zika virus, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, West Nile virus, and other vectors spread by mosquitoes and ticks.

How important is the proper cleaning of FR workwear?

Proper cleaning of FR garments is essential to remove potentially hazardous soils and avoid a build-up of materials that could decrease the FR performance of your workwear. This includes flammable soils and greases as well as other contaminants that will act as accelerants in a fire hazard situation.   Though...

What to Pack for an Offshore Hitch | LAPCO FR

Packing for your first time offshore can be a challenge if you are not sure what you will need. You are probably already a little nervous about starting a new job in a new environment, and since you will be offshore, there will not be a way to run home...