Tag Archives: FR fabric

Combining High-Visibility & FR Resistance for Multi-Hazard Protection

Combining High-Visibility & FR Resistance for Multi-Hazard Protection

Hi-Vis FR

Workers in utility and oil and gas industries have specific needs for high-visibility and FR protection on the job. They operate in areas with large amounts of electrically charged equipment and flammable materials, often during nighttime and in complex settings.

Three Questions to Consider in Creating a PPE Program for the Oil and Gas Industry

Three Questions to Consider in Creating a PPE Program for the Oil and Gas Industry

For those in the oil & gas industry, flash fires are a prevalent risk throughout the upstream and downstream lines. The flammability of oil, as well as the extraction and refinement processes, requires thoughtful personal protective equipment (PPE) selection, so that workers are protected on the job.

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.

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

Westex Contractor Clothing

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 […]