On May 22nd, Workrite Uniform and DuPont Protection Company presented Thermo-Man® to numerous safety professionals and attendees of the Williston Basin Conference in Bismarck, ND.

Thermo-Man®, is one of the world’s most advanced thermal burn injury evaluation systems. Thermo-Man® consists of a life-size manikin and 122 thermal sensors used to predict level, extent, and location of potential burns of whole garments in simulated flame exposures.

New and soiled garments were tested, thus demonstrating burn injury comparisons

Brad Sipe, our Midwest regional manager, commented;
“All who attended received a firsthand, real world demonstration of exactly what FR is supposed to do. Different fabrics were burned that demonstrated the extent and percentage of body burn, a real eye-opener to the attendees, as many inferior and less expensive imported fabrics have flooded the industry lately. I believe they walked away learning the importance of knowing your FR, from fabric to manufacturer is critical.”

Hagemeyer NA hosted the event at their Bismarck location. Doug Bohl, account representative, at Hagemeyer NA commented, “Most everyone who attended will certainly rethink their FR program. We are thankful to have partners like Workrite and DuPont educating and helping those that attended.”

Many thanks to Brad Sipe for orchestrating the valuable event along with DuPont and Hagemeyer NA, and a special thanks to all that attended! Look for more Thermo-Man® events in the future.