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Why Flame Resistant (FR) Clothes Are Vital to Any Work Zone

December 18th, 2014

Did you know that flame resistant clothes are vital to many work zones? FR clothes keep employees safer while protecting your business. Find out more. OSHA regulation 1910.269 is a reality, and it includes important mandates on protective clothing. And there’s no laxity: “Protective clothing and equipment shall cover the employee’s entire body.” That passes […]

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Why the Latest OSHA Regulations Are Actually Good For Business

December 16th, 2014

The revisions to OSHA 29 CFR1910.269 place greater responsibilities upon employers than ever. Volatile fibers are out, FR clothing is in, and the importance of arc flash assessment is paramount. Sometimes regulations are seen as burdensome, expensive, and stressful. However, the fact is that OSHA regulations promote safety, responsibility, and good business; and these updated […]

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OSHA Delays Combustible Dust Ruling…Again.

December 4th, 2014

Déjà vu?! Read on… The Federal Governments Unified Agenda was just published and includes the status of the pending OSHA combustible dust rule. The agenda states: “OSHA has also delayed action to protect workers from combustible dust. This rule-making was listed in the “pre-rule” stage in the spring 2014 agenda, with a small business review […]

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OSHA 1910.269 Compliance Date Delay & What it Means for FR Clothing

October 30th, 2014

The initial compliance implementation date for OSHA 1910.269 has been delayed again. OSHA had pushed the initial compliance date out to October 31, 2014. However, OSHA is now reporting that date is being extended out longer. The official date of the extension has yet to be released but should be official soon. It is likely […]

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Utility Workers Injured by Arc Flash

October 10th, 2014

Four Shakopee, Minn. utilities workers were taken to the hospital after an accident during electrical maintenance work on what was reported to be a 12,000 volt line. Below is a link to the local Fox News story. The one quote of particular interest to those in the FR garment world was what the most badly […]

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