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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...

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...

Flame-Resistant Clothing Terms - Quick Reference

Common FR Clothing terms, acronyms, and what they mean.   Learn more about the basics of FR clothing here.   Clothing & Equipment PPE: (Personal Protective Equipment) is equipment worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards. Primary Protective Clothing: Clothing designed for activities where significant exposure to molten...

How 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...