How is FR Clothing Tested

When looking for FR clothing, one can’t help but wonder how FR clothes are tested to determine what is fire resistant and what isn’t. Making things more complicated are the bevy of regulatory agencies overseeing each industry needing the protection provided by FR clothing. Although there seems to be a lot involved, testing FR garments is a straight forward process involving a variety of different test methods, some of which are also outlined in this…

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Top 10 Thing to Consider When Buying FR Clothing

With frequent onsite fieldworker accidents, tragic deaths in various industries like oil and gas and fire service, growing concern over lab safety in schools, and the significant financial costs these occurrences have on organizations, flame-resistant (FR) clothing has literally become a “hot topic” issue. The reason to invest in FR clothing is simple: it saves lives. But do you know what to look for when making your FR purchase? To help kick through the clutter…

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NFPA 70E 2015 is Now Available

The new edition of NFPA 70E has many changes but the most relevant ones related to arc flash protective clothing are: The term Hazard Rick Category or HRC as it’s known in the industry has been changed. The new title for this is PPE Category. The purpose and ratings used for the newly named PPE Categories remain the same, other than category “0” has been eliminated. Categories 1, 2, 3, & 4 have the same…

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