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Posts tagged: FR Education & Guides

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...

Care and Use of Your FR Face Mask | LAPCO FR

Care and Use of Your FR Face Mask 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...

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...

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...

Insect Repellents & Flame-Resistant Workwear

Choosing the right bite prevention for use at work is a little different from choosing a repellent for use at home.

Tips for Donning FR Workwear

Ensure maximum protection by properly donning your flame-resistant workwear.• Button, zip, or snap the shirt or coverall as high as possible up the chest. • Never wear sleeves rolled up, exposing your arms. • Button or snap cuffs at the wrists.• Always tuck in your shirttails.

How do fire resistant clothes work?

Have you ever thought how do fire resistant clothes work, what is fr clothing made of, what does flame resistant mean, what is fire retardant clothing, or what is flame resistant clothing? Learn how your fire retardant jeans, fr uniform shirts, and work pants can protect you and decrease injuries sustained during a...

Care & Maintenance of Flame Resistant Clothing | LAPCO FR

Tips and information on garment cleaning and caring for your FR workwear. READING FR GARMENT CARE LABELS Always read the care labels on any FR garment before laundering. Instructions vary with each type of fabric and from product to product. The image below is a generic representation of the information...

Benefits of Custom Safety Uniforms | LAPCO FR

Companies providing employee uniforms have a measure of control over uniform selection, maintenance, care, and retirement. This helps to ensure that uniforms meet the proper standards and that employers educate workers in the proper use of safety clothing. These preventative measures save the business money and man-hours by mitigating the...