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The most common questions we hear are, "How does FR clothing work?" and “What does FR workwear actually do?” FR, or Flame-Resistant, clothing resists ignition and self-extinguishes once the source of ignition is removed. What does that mean? It means that the garment’s flame-resistant properties ensure it will resist catching fire, and if it does catch fire, it will not continue to burn once the source of combustion is removed.
If your work exposes you to a risk of flash fires, electric arcs, or combustible dust explosions, you need fire resistant clothing to protect you. According to OSHA, flame resistant clothing “is a type of apparel that is made out of material that is meant to self-extinguish once the ignition source has been removed.”
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 risk for injuries and downtime resulting from citations for non-compliance.
Common Flame-Resistant Clothing terms, acronyms, and what they mean. Clothing & Equipment PPE: (Personal Protective Equipment) is equipment worn...
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