The National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, is a United States trade association. It creates and maintains private, copyrighted, standards and codes for usage and adoption by local governments. It’s in place to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life. Through training and education on the 380 NFPA codes and standards, NFPA devotes its time toward protecting lives and property. Some flame-resistant workwear from Working Person’s Store meets NFPA standards, so you know it’ll defend you when you’re around open flames.

When you think of fire-resistant clothing, you probably immediately imagine fire fighters, welding shops, and maybe even electricians. With sparks flying and flames building, people with heat-intensive occupations need to have the right kind of gear. They have special flame-resistant gloves and jackets to prevent injuries. But how was the tough material in flame-resistant clothing developed in the first place? Fortunately for us, scientists in the past took care of the “trial and error” processes that most likely burnt off some hair. Initially, flame-retardant materials were first created around 400 B.C., but the need for them didn’t increase drastically until the 17th century. In 1632, the idea of reducing the risk of fire in theatres [...]

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. If you are an employer or an employee at any industry, which deals in fire related works, then knowing about NFPA 2112 standards will serve a great advantage for you. [...]

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. The NFPA has released a “Guide to Combustible Dust” which contains information for companies to help them respond to combustible dust hazards.  [...]

New Icon and Labels Tell Whether FR Garments Meet NFPA 2112 Requirements

Fire resistant labeling is a clothing industry standard; but “buyer beware” because labeling information can be misleading, especially if you require [...]

Carhartt FR Styles Compliant with Flame-Resistance Standards

Several styles of Carhartt fire-resistant clothing available at Working Person’s Store have been put through rigorous testing and have come out on [...]

Tecasafe NFPA Compliant Workwear from Revco Industries

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 [...]

Voluntary VS. Mandatory Safety Guidelines: Does it Matter?

What’s the difference between a mandatory regulation and a voluntary requirement? That’s a big question to answer and an important one to tackle. [...]

Metal Zippers Versus Snaps on Fire-Resistant Workwear

Q: Are metal zippers and snaps on FR workwear unsafe for electrical workers, and are the prohibited by NFPA 70E or ASTM 1506 regulations? A: Let’s [...]

Arc Thermal Protective Value (ATPV) and More

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 [...]

How to Detect Flammable and Combustible Liquids

It’s a question that baffles many. It’s also the most common question when training: Why is it that that I’m getting a combustible gas reading [...]

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