Tag Archive - Fire Resistant clothing

The Creation of a Fire-Resistant Garment

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Flame-resistant apparel is designed to keep you safe, but in order provide the ultimate consumer satisfaction, it also is made to be comfortable and durable.  Oftentimes an FR garment is a little more complicated than it appears, when you consider all of the steps involved in creating it.  There are three main components of the manufacturing of flame-resistant clothing that are important for the consumer to be aware of: fabric manufacturing, garment manufacturing and service providers.

The process of creating an FR garment starts with FR fabric manufacturing.  There are two categories of fabrics available in the marketplace today: inherent and treated.  Inherent fabrics are those that are inherently flame-resistant while treated fabrics must go through a process during manufacturing which makes them flame-resistant.  Before these fabrics can move on to be made into garments, they must be pass an arc and/or a flash fire test.  At this stage, it is also determined whether or not the garment will have warmth, breathability, softness, or shrinkage as these features all depend on the fabric. Continue Reading…

Flammable Liquids in the Workplace: The Three Key Characteristics

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Whether they come in aerosol cans, drums, totes or portable tanks, flammable liquids are commonly found in the workplace, as such in the oil and gas industries.  While they help us to perform a variety of essential tasks such as cleaning, fueling and manufacturing, they can also pose serious physical hazards to those who are working with or around them.  This is why it is important to know how to identify a flammable liquid by looking at the safety data sheet for the three key physical and chemical characteristics: flash point, flammable or explosive range and boiling point. Continue Reading…

Know About NFPA 2112 Standards to Reduce Flash Fire Injuries

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2112 Standards are laid down with a purpose to make obvious the standards regarding FR garments, so that the protection of industrial personnel against Flash Fire could be guaranteed. This law is judiciously and considerately providing the minimum requirements for every thing regarding flame-resistant garments, which could assure the workplace safety of the industrial personnel. The NFPA 2112 gives full guidance on design, construction, evaluation and certification of FR garments, so that you feel protected with full confidence. Continue Reading…

Don’t Mess Around With Combustible Dust

National Fire Protection Agency

Combustible dust.  It is an explosion hazard that is not to be taken lightly.  Though OSHA seems to be stalling on the rule-making process when it comes to combustible dust, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is not leaving the issue alone.

Combustible dust is any combustible material that can burn quickly when it is in a finely divided form.  Metals, plastics, and even some foods can be explosive in dust form.  Since combustible dust is a hazard that can be found in many industries, it is important that workers be aware of its risks and stay informed on how to protect themselves. Continue Reading…

F1506: The Standard Performance Specification by ASTM for FR Garments

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With the increase in number of electrical and chemical industries, the job opportunities have also increased for workers skilled in these areas. Obviously, this is good news for many workers out there, but the bad news is that the number of fire burn injuries and deaths has also increased to an alarming level in many such industries. The main reason behind all such casualties is insufficient workplace safety. Electrical workers need proper work wear, which should be fire-resistant, but this is also a harsh fact that in many cases the industrial personnel is provided by fire-resistant work-wear, which is not able to protect them effectively against momentary electric arcs. Continue Reading…

NFPA 2112 Standards to Reduce Flash Fire Injuries

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2112 Standards are laid down with a purpose to make obvious the standards regarding FR garments, so that the protection of industrial personnel against Flash Fire could be guaranteed. This law is judiciously and considerately providing the minimum requirements for every thing regarding flame-resistant garments, which could assure the workplace safety of the industrial personnel. The NFPA 2112 gives full guidance on design, construction, evaluation and certification of FR workwear, so that you feel protected with full confidence. Continue Reading…

Carhartt Force: A New Workwear Line for the Hard Worker

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Carhartt proudly makes the best work wear around and they have done it again. To add to their work line pillars Quick Duck, Weathered Duck, and FR Apparel, Carhartt has created a new line called Force. Carhartt Force is apparel built for ten hour work days, not two hour workouts. In other words, the harder you work, the harder Carhartt Force works for you. Carhartt Force is joining the Carhartt family this summer. The line has men’s and women’s clothing. Carhartt Force also makes flame-resistant and high-visibility apparel.  Continue Reading…

Introducing CarbonX Flame-Resistant Workwear

CarbonX FR Apparel

Carbon X clothing, made from high tech flame retardant fabrics are manufactured to withstand heat and direct flames up to 20 times longer than competitive flame-resistant clothing. The proprietary fiber blends are resistant to direct flame, extreme heat, molten metal, hot/flammable liquids, and arc flash hazards. Carbon X products will not burn, melt, or ignite and continue to protect even after prolonged exposure.

For protective clothing and accessories for Industrial FR Workwear, Firefighters Gear, Motorsports FR clothing and In Car protection, Tactical Gear and In Vehicle protection, nobody works harder than Carbon X to provide maximum performance, durability and protection. Continue Reading…

Carhartt FR Styles Compliant with Flame-Resistance Standards

Carhartt FR Compliant Clothing

Several styles of Carhartt fire-resistant clothing available at Working Person’s Store have been put through rigorous testing and have come out on top as being approved to meet or exceed various flame-resistance standards.

Carhartt shirt styles FRS160 and WFRS160 are certified to meet the NFPA 2112 Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire, 2007 Edition.  Continue Reading…

Tecasafe NFPA Compliant Workwear from Revco Industries

FR Clothing Made From Tecasafe

The people at Revco Industries out of Santa Fe Springs, CA have taken reins on the competition with an improvement to their Tecasafe Plus high performance flame-resistant clothing. The company is excited to announce their flame resistant shirt and coveralls remain NFPA compliant for arc flash protection but are now also certified NFPA 2112 compliant by UL. This new certification means Black Stallion work wear, which is a brand under Revco Industries, is now suitable for use in the oil and gas industry. Continue Reading…

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