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Four NFPA 2112 Updates that Could Impact Your FR Program

Four NFPA 2112 Updates that Could Impact Your FR Program

Back in the fall, NFPA 2112: Standard on Flame-Resistant Clothing for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Short-Duration Thermal Exposures from Fire saw new changes implemented for the 2018 edition, which went into effect on September 6, 2017. The 2018 edition is a barometer for the safety industry as a whole impacting suppliers and manufacturers […]

Four Parties Affected by NFPA 70E Updates

Four Parties Affected by NFPA 70E Updates

The updated NFPA 70E can be explored through the lens of parties impacted. Through analyzing party responsibility, safety engineers and managers can make informed decisions to comply.

Believe in Safety: A Survivor’s Insight

Believe in Safety: A Survivor’s Insight

After surviving an arc flash accident, which landed him in the hospital and required an extensive recovery process, Brandon Schroeder keenly felt the value in sharing his story. Not only was it a poignant narrative, but it also drove home the fact that an arc flash accident impacts more than just you personally.

Three Takeaways from the NFPA 70E Twitter Chat

Three Takeaways from the NFPA 70E Twitter Chat

Todays #70EChat, hosted by NECA and Westex by Milliken, brought the electrical industry together to discuss the ever-evolving world of electrical safety. Exploring the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E and more importantly, what that means for electrical contractors the #70EChat raised important questions, offered new perspectives, and opened the doors to further conversations […]

Milliken & Company Named One of America’s Safest Companies

Milliken & Company Named One of America’s Safest Companies

Milliken & Company

When a work environment is safe, workers are free to focus on their jobs.  That is the driving belief behind Millikens commitment to safety.  We are happy to announce that Milliken & Company has been included in Americas Safest Companies List.  Created in 2002, Americans Safest Companies is a corporate award that honors companies who […]

Four Takeaways from Experiencing a Live Arc Flash Demonstration

Four Takeaways from Experiencing a Live Arc Flash Demonstration

Live Arc Flash

As any safety manager will tell you, understanding hazards is as important as identifying them. Through understanding, you can appropriately plan for and mitigate job worksite hazards in order to build a safety program that successfully protects your employees.

Five AR/FR Fabrics Designed to Meet End User Needs

Five AR/FR Fabrics Designed to Meet End User Needs

5 FR/AR Fabrics

Last month, Westex by Milliken joined the industry in one of the largest safety conferences in the U.S. NSC Congress & Expo. It is an opportunity to be immersed in the industry – gleaning information, learning the latest developments and experiencing products in-person.

The Danger Hiding in Plain Sight: Generic “88/12 FR” Fabrics

The Danger Hiding in Plain Sight: Generic “88/12 FR” Fabrics

danger hiding in plain sight generic 88/12 fr fabric

The vast number of flame resistant fabrics, garments and manufacturers in todays market has led to confusion around the differences between flame resistant (FR) fabric types, FR fabric manufacturing methods and FR garment brands. Many dont realize that the term 88/12 FR is nothing more than a fabric content or type of fabric. 88/12 FR […]