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Five NFPA 70E Updates to Note for Your PPE Program

Five NFPA 70E Updates to Note for Your PPE Program

  Setting the tone for the latest edition, the 2021 NFPA® 70E® Standard cover prominently features the hierarchy of risk controls, first introduced in the 2018 edition. Recommitting and reemphasizing the importance of the hierarchy of risk controls, the coverand the standard as a wholedraws attention to this tool, which helps the electrical industry identify […]

Just What Do AR and FR Mean When it Comes to Protective Fabric?

Just What Do AR and FR Mean When it Comes to Protective Fabric?

Understanding AR & FR in Protective Fabrics

  Back when the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) first introduced the term arc-rated (AR) in its 2012 edition of NFPA 70E®, there was confusion about how exactly it applied in the world of protective garments. Even today, questions still linger about the term and how it relates to its counterpart, flame-resistant (FR)what is the […]

Striving for a Higher Manufacturing Standard

Striving for a Higher Manufacturing Standard

Our Commitment

    For more than 70 years, we have made leading innovative flame-resistant (FR), arc-rated (AR) fabrics that serve a variety of industrial and technical industries. We engineer our fabrics from the inside out to guarantee their flame-resistant properties for the life of the garmentwhere many competing fabrics cannot make the same claim. By now, […]

FR/AR Garments: The Zone Defense of Thermal Hazard Protection Programs

FR/AR Garments: The Zone Defense of Thermal Hazard Protection Programs

FR/AR Garments: Zone Defense

  Are you a March Madness fan? Chances are, youve never contemplated the similarities between zone defense of your favorite basketball team and the defense that flame-resistant (FR)/arc-rated (AR) PPE plays in mitigating thermal hazard risks in workplace settings. In either case, solid zone defense and FR/AR PPE do more than just one job.

Introducing the Westex App

Introducing the Westex App

Westex Launches Mobile App to Streamline FR/AR Product Selection Process The first-to-market tool matches products to global safety standards SPARTANBURG, SC (Feb. 9, 2021)Westex: A Milliken Brand, announced today the launch of a new product selection app, the Westex App, developed to provide users a way to custom build a FR/AR uniform based on their […]

Introducing the Polartec® FR Collection

Introducing the Polartec® FR Collection

Westex and Polartec Debut Polartec Flame Resistant Collection Two category leaders collaborate to produce flame resistant/arc-rated knits certified for the job with overtime comfort. SPARTANBURG, S.C. Two Milliken & Company textile businessesWestex®, a leader in dual-hazard protective textiles, and Polartec®, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutionsannounce a new collection of flame-resistant […]

Rethinking Risk Assessment in Today’s Work Environments

Rethinking Risk Assessment in Todays Work Environments

Rethinking Risk Assessment

By Matt Burtney Content Marketing Associate, Superior Glove and Scott Francis Midwest Regional Market Manager, Westex by Milliken Embracing a Safety Culture: Since 1970, the workforce in the United States has doubled. In that same time, on-the-job fatalities have fallen by 68%. Whats the driving force behind this change? Promoting a culture of safety in […]

How ASSE Safety 2017 Innovations Enhance Employee Safety

How ASSE Safety 2017 Innovations Enhance Employee Safety

Westex by Milliken & Haws Corporation ASSE Safety 2017

By Scott Francis Midwest Regional Market Manager, Westex by Milliken and Samantha Hoch Marketing Communications Strategist, Haws® We believe when it comes to safety, you should not have to compromise. Leaders in the safety industry design innovative, yet functional, equipment to protect workers while on the job. From emergency response equipment to flame resistant (FR) […]

How To Effectively Control Combustible Dust

How To Effectively Control Combustible Dust

Westex by Milliken & Lewellyn at ASSE Safety 2017

By Jason Reason CIH, CSP, CHMM Senior Vice President of Safety and Health Services, Lewellyn Technology, LLC with Scott Francis Midwest Regional Market Manager, Westex by Milliken The issue of combustible dust and its associated hazards (fire, deflagration, explosion) has always existed in several industries in one form or another. Only recently has the topic […]