Tag Archives: personal protective equipment (PPE)

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.

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.

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 […]

We Are FR Educators

We Are FR Educators

We Are FR Educators - Westex by Milliken

Westex by Milliken is all in when it comes to FR education. Most companies in our industry are just suppliers; we want to be your partner in safety, and that involves bringing more to the table than a piece of fabric.

Burn Injuries by the Numbers

Burn Injuries by the Numbers

Burn injuries resulting from arc flash, flash fire or combustible dust hazards can be life threatening or worse, life-ending. Both the temperature and duration of the exposure directly impact injury severity. In honor of National Electrical Safety Month, this blog post takes a look at the impact of a burn to help raise awareness of safety […]