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Moisture Wicking in FR Clothing

Anyone who has ever worked a physically demanding job will agree that trudging around the job site in a sweaty shirt is a miserable experience. This is especially true if the job requires an additional layer of safety, like using flame-resistant (FR) clothing. The simple solution? Use FR workwear made...

FR Clothing Embroidery and Decoration

Emblems & Embroidery on FR Clothing Companies in industries where arc-rated or flame-resistant clothing is necessary for employee safety often require that the uniforms be decorated with their company logo and the employee’s name for branding and security reasons.   One frequently asked question is, do emblems and decorations on...

Comfort = Safety + Compliance in FR Clothing

The comfort of flame-resistant workwear is significant in promoting safety compliance. The Importance of Comfort While safety is the most crucial factor in flame-resistant clothing, comfort is also a key factor to consider. Uncomfortable work uniforms are one of the reasons why workers might choose not to wear them. Some work uniforms...

FR Clothing for Combustible Dust Hazards

What is Combustible Dust Combustible dust is a particle that can explode in the air under the wrong conditions. A combustible dust explosion can be disastrous and cause severe injuries or death. It is imperative that these hazards be detected, and controls implemented to avoid serious consequences. Combustible dust can...

AR vs. FR Workwear - What is the difference?

Safety is a top priority for organizations in the energy, oil, electric, and wind industries. For many professionals, protective workwear is an essential part of the job. With so many available options on the market, however, how do you know which ones are best for your company? There are two...

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...

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 Basics You 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...

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 Management The 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...

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...