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How is FR Clothing Tested

August 11th, 2015

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 […]

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How to Choose an FR Long Sleeve Shirt for Electric Arc Flash Protection

July 22nd, 2015

Don’t get burned on the job: From aerospace, automotive and food processing locations to pulp and paper, electronic, and pharmaceutical manufacturers a large number of manufacturing facilities use high-voltage electrical equipment. The NFPA 70E, the national consensus standard for electrical safety in the workplace, established countrywide guidelines to address the safety precautions of employees. Including […]

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FR Safety Tip: Hand Protection

March 16th, 2015

Did you know that, according to a study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 70% of workers who experienced hand injuries on the job were not wearing gloves? Our hands are one of our most important assets on the job. We can get so accustomed to using our hands for a variety […]

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The Unseen Danger of Combustible Dust

March 12th, 2015

The danger of combustible dust cannot be underestimated. What makes combustible dust so insidious is how harmless it may appear at first. Combustible dust can be defined as any substance that has been shown to catch fire/explode under certain conditions. These conditions are known as the Combustible Dust Pentagon: the five ingredients necessary for a […]

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What’s Your Company’s OSHA Emergency Action Plan?

March 11th, 2015

Communication is critical for workplace safety. Not only must safety standards be created, but they must also be communicated clearly throughout the organization in order to be effective. Bottom line: if no one knows how to react in the event of an emergency, the best laid plans are useless. That is why the creation and […]

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