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Recent OHS Today articles on FR Trends

March 4th, 2015

Two articles were posted on OHS Today recently discussing FR trends. 1. The Evolution of FR Denim 2. Durable Flame Resistance: Comfort and Quality

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Categories: FR News

“Understanding Common FR Material Test Methods” Webinar

March 3rd, 2015

Join Mark Saner, Workrite’s Technical Manager on March 12th at 11a.m. pst for a FREE webinar: “Understanding Common FR Material Test Methods” The webinar will discuss the most commonly used test methods for FR materials – tests like “Vertical Flame”, “Arc Rating”, and “Manikin Body Burn”. Mark will get into how the tests are run […]

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Categories: Webinar

How to Anticipate and Prevent Public Safety Hazards on Oil Rigs

March 2nd, 2015

Recent accidents and fatalities on oil and gas rigs have brought workplace safety concerns into the spotlight. Time magazine has even rated oil drilling as one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. Because of this, it is imperative that safety standards be established and maintained in order to create the safest possible […]

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Categories: Oil/Petrochem

The True Cost of a Burn Injury On The Job

February 26th, 2015

Burns are one of the most common, yet potentially dangerous workplace injuries. OSHA reports that fires and explosions were responsible for 148 workplace fatalities and thousands of injuries in 2013. Depending on the severity of the injury sustained, the costs associated with an on-the-job burn injury can be immense. The true cost of a burn […]

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Categories: Education, Health & Safety

Top 10 Things to Consider When Buying Station Wear

February 25th, 2015

1. FLAME RESISTANCE Your station wear should be flame resistant (FR). This allows for added protection when your uniform is worn under turnout gear. Unlike 100-percent cotton or poly-cotton fibers, Nomex FR clothing won’t ignite, melt or drip when exposed to heat or flames. This provides the best possible chance to escape danger unharmed. 2. […]

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Categories: Fire Service

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