Tag Archives: flame resistant fabric

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 […]

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 […]

Standing Up for Worker Safety: A Case Study on Generic vs. Branded FR Fabrics

Standing Up for Worker Safety: A Case Study on Generic vs. Branded FR Fabrics

Worker Safety

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 field employees, had a high exposure to arc flash over the course of their daily operations. The companys 1,500 field technicians interact daily with electrified equipment and […]

Understanding Your Liability in Third-Party Contractor Situations: A Case Study Review

Understanding Your Liability in Third-Party Contractor Situations: A Case Study Review

Last year, a Los Angeles County jury found Qualcomm liable for $7.1 million[1] in damages as a result of a burn incident. Qualcomm, a telecommunications equipment company, was found negligent in an electrical fire incident, where a third-party contractor suffered third-degree burns while servicing electrical equipment on the companys premise. The incident, which resulted in […]

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 […]