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Posts tagged: FR Education & Guides

Safeguarding Your Team: Understanding Defects and Wear & Tear in FR Workwear

Understanding the differences between manufacturer defects and wear & tear in FR workwear and how they affect you. When investing in Flame-Resistant (FR) workwear, it's crucial for safety managers and workers alike to understand the differences between manufacturer defects and wear-and-tear issues. This knowledge ensures safety and compliance and maximizes...

The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investing in Quality FR Workwear

Explore the Efficiency of Quality FR Workwear with Our Cost-Benefit Analysis. In industries where fire hazards are a daily concern, the importance of flame-resistant (FR) workwear cannot be overstated. While the initial cost of high-quality FR garments might seem steep compared to standard workwear, the long-term benefits and potential savings...

Flame-Resistant Workwear & PFAS: Balancing Safety, Health, and Durability

With questions swirling around about the potential health effects of PFAS, the safety of FR workwear has come under scrutiny. This blog post will address some of the often-asked questions about PFAS in FR workwear.

The Ultimate Guide to Flame-Resistant Workwear for Plant Shutdowns and Turnarounds

Safety should always be your top priority when working in high-risk environments, such as during industrial plant shutdowns and turnarounds. This includes choosing the right flame-resistant (FR) workwear that can protect you from potential hazards. Here is a guide on what you need to know about FR uniforms for these...

Doffing FR Workwear

Doffing Flame-Resistant Workwear Removing or "doffing" flame-resistant workwear involves more than just taking off a piece of clothing. Specific guidelines and procedures are designed to prevent any contaminant or fire-related risks from affecting the wearer, or others around them, during the doffing process.   Best practices for doffing FR uniforms:...

FR Workwear FAQ: What are the most frequently asked questions about flame resistant workwear?

What are the most frequently asked questions about flame-resistant uniforms? Flame-resistant (FR) uniforms are designed to protect workers from fire hazards, heat, and electrical arcs. Some of the most frequently asked questions about flame-resistant uniforms include...

What is the most popular type of flame-resistant shirt?

The most popular type of flame-resistant (FR) shirt can vary depending on the specific industry, work environment, and workers' personal preferences.   However, some of the most popular types of FR shirts include:   FR work shirts - these shirts are designed for heavy-duty work and often feature reinforced seams...

National Safety Month Series: Part 3 | NFPA 2113 Basics

While the NFPA® 70E and NFPA® 2112 standards are necessary for workplace safety, NFPA® 2113 is an important standard for ensuring the safety of employees wearing NFPA® 2112 compliant garments. In this article, we will explore the NFPA® 2113 standard.   FR Safety Standards Series: Part 3 NFPA 2113 is...

National Safety Month Series: Part 2 | NFPA 2112 Basics

While protecting against arc flashes in the industrial workplace is essential, they are not the only danger. Flashfire safety is just as important. In part two of the FR Safety Series, we will explore some of the basics of the NFPA 2112 standard.   FR Safety Standards Series: Part 2  ...

National Safety Month Series: Part 1 | NFPA 70E Basics

The dangers involved with oil and gas, electrical, environmental, and construction jobs are always present, and the people who work these jobs need safeguards to protect them. This series will explore the safety standards and guidelines that help keep workers safe in hazardous environments.   FR Safety Standards Series: Part 1...

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

One frequently asked question is, do emblems and decorations on flame-resistant clothing need to be flame resistant? Read on to learn more.

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...