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Do worksite contaminants impact FR apparel?

by Scott Francis

On utility work sites, there are various contaminants containing flammable components, including insulating oil in transformers, creosote on telephone poles, and hydraulic oils from machinery. The summer presents a whole …

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8 Things Oil & Gas Workers Should Know About Flash Fires

by Scott Francis

The potential exists for flash fires in the oil and gas industry. Flash fires are sudden, intense fires caused by ignition of flammable substances in air. While flash fires cannot …

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Standing Up for Worker Safety: A case study on Generic vs. Branded FR Fabric

When Dan joined an American company as Environmental Health and Safety Manager, his team leader and Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Robin, immediately informed him that the eld employees, …

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Understanding Your Liability

Last year, a Los Angeles County jury found Qualcomm liable for $7.1 million in damages as a result of a burn incident. Qualcomm,a telecommunications equipment company, was found negligent in …

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Flame Resistant Clothing: The Forgotten Element in Combustible Dust Safety

by Jason Reason, NECA

The safety and health hazards posed by combustible dusts such as, but not limited to organic and metal dusts are unique and extremely complex…

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Combustible Dust & the Flash Fire Hazard

by Scott Margolin

The combustible dust hazard has gained a much higher national profile since the Imperial Sugar incident in 2008, which tragically killed 14 people and injured 36…

 
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The Importance of Remaining Vigilant

On a chilly September day in 1991, Brad Livingston was given an assignment to weld shut two pinhole leaks in a tank on a well in the Oklahoma panhandle. It was …

 
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Thinking Through Protection

Westex urged attendees of its April 30 and May 1 conference to give serious consideration to how they think about fire-resistant clothing. By providing a variety of speakers, including subject …

 
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Flash Fire Demos Prompt Some To Reevaluate Clothing

Safety managers consider several factors when evaluating PPE clothing, such as protection, comfort, value and compliance. For many, knowing that fire-resistant clothing is compliant is enough — but after watching …


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Create an FR Program

Before you choose FR garments or a clothing supplier, review the critical steps for correctly implementing a protective clothing program.

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