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National Safety Apparel: Keeping you Safe in all Environments

National Safety Apparel

Here at Working Person’s Store, we’re always keen to share as much as we can about the brands we carry. Why? Because it’s important to us that you know more about the stuff that keeps you safe on the job.

So with your safety in mind, let’s take a closer look at one of our most safety conscious brands, National Safety Apparel. Primarily focusing on industrial clothing, their gear is designed to protect you from electrical arc, heat, and cuts. And they’ve been doing it for over 78 years, designing and making industry leading protective clothing and safety apparel, right here in the USA.

Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, NSA led the way using the very latest fabrics and technologies. They are 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…

The Essentials of Arc Flash PPE Maintenance

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Arc flash Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and their Arc Thermal Protective Value (ATPV) is essential in many workplaces to keep workers safe from arc blast related injuries such as eye damage and burns.  However, putting on the right PPE for the job alone does not guarantee safety.  The PPE itself must be properly maintained in order for it to function correctly and keep the wearer safe.  Fortunately, arc flash PPE maintenance can be very easy if you keep these simple tips in mind.

Caring for your FR workwear starts with keeping track of how old it is.  It is recommended that you have five sets of arc flash clothing, washing and wearing each set only once per work week.  When you follow this guideline, 100 percent cotton  garments last 12 to 16 months, 88/12 cotton/nylon blends last 18 to 30 months and 93 percent Nomex blends last 2 1/2 to 4 years. Continue Reading…

Workrite Insulated FR Workwear

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Workrite listened to customers’ needs by teaming up with Westex and 3M to develop their 578 Series insulated fire-resistant workwear - a Thinsulate Platinum fire-resistant insulated line of outerwear that is 44% warmer that the standard insulated workwear. It will stand up to the elements with its durable modacrylic quilting systems that endure even industrial launderings.  The oversized hoods on the flame-resistant insulated duck hoodies will accommodate a standard hard hat, but this is insulated off-work, workwear clothing, too, that’s perfectly suited for building a fire or running to the store on a frigid winter day.

When you know you’re on the jobsite wrapped in 3M Thinsulate, fire-resistant clothing, it can put a smile on your face on a gray, snowy day.  Wearing Workrite’s FR 588 Series fire-resistant bib coveralls underneath the new 526 Series Navy Duck insulated Field Coat will not only help keep the wind at bay, it will keep you nice and toasty warm, too. The Workrite insulated FR bibs are made with adjustable straps for a snug fit and a comfortable assurance from the weather.  The new Navy Duck Field Coat has a stand-up collar that conceals snaps for an optional hood. Two chest pockets with unseen snap closures can hold whatever gear you need for the outdoor, cold-weather tasks at hand – whether they are for personal or on the jobsite wear.  And there’s even a one-year guarantee on these quality insulated FR garments from normal wear. For more Workrite, fire-resistant or insulated workwear remember to stop by WorkingPerson.com. Keep an eye out for more Workrite insulated FR products as they will become available in 2013.

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…

Tecasafe Plus Fire-Resistant Clothing from Workrite

FR Clothing Made From Tecasafe

There are hazards in every workplace, but some hazards are not to be taken lightly. Thermal and flame hazards, even when not primary hazards, can be particularly dangerous and even deadly. If you run the risk of exposure to heat and flame in your workplace, it is important to be in the know when it comes to flame-resistant clothing. How is it tested? How long can it last? How well can it protect your body from heat and flame? When answering these questions, one must look to Workrite, a leader in high-quality, flame-resistant apparel and its new Tecasafe Plus knits. Continue Reading…

How To Care For Your Flame Resistant Clothes

Care For Your FR Apparel

Flame resistant clothes protect you. But how do you protect your flame resistant clothes? By caring for them properly. The garment’s flame resistant properties will last much longer if properly laundered and washed.

ASTM F1449-01 gives recommended procedures for laundering flame resistant cotton clothing. It’s important to realize that some laundering procedures can damage for FR clothes. Hard water and high temperatures that are used in industrial laundering and drying can cause minerals to build up on cotton FR fabrics and make them flammable. The harder the water, the more minerals are built up, the more flammable your flame resistant clothes become. But this can be prevented. Using soft water or an adequate sour can keep minerals from building up, and thus, keep your flame resistant clothes flame resistant. Continue Reading…

Arc Thermal Protective Value (ATPV) and More

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If you loved alphabet soup as a child, you’ll love this. Our old friends at ASTM decided on an arc test method to help you decide on the relative safety of flame-resistant garments to protect you from the heat and flame by-products of an arc flash accident.  (This has nothing to do with electric shock protection.) An arcing fault can release tremendous amounts of concentrated radiant energy in a small fraction of a second. You get incredibly high temperatures in a pressure blast, possibly hurling debris over 700 miles per hour (yes, faster than your last commercial plane ride). You don’t want to be there without good protection. Continue Reading…

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