Tag Archives: personal protective equipment (PPE)

A First-Hand Perspective of Flash Fire Testing

A First-Hand Perspective of Flash Fire Testing

Westex by Milliken Flash Fire Testing at the University of Alberta

Flame resistant (FR) coveralls, shirts and pants afford workers a few extra seconds of escape time when faced with a flash fire and aim to dramatically reduce or eliminate body burn. FR garments are tested according to a variety of standards. For flash fire, ASTM F1930 (Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing […]

How Long Do Flash Fires Last?

How Long Do Flash Fires Last?

How long do flash fires last

The answer to this question has been debated along with other FR marketing issues; however, groundbreaking research has been conducted to reaffirm the behavior of flash fires. Research performed by the University of Albertas Protective Clothing and Equipment Research Facility (PCERF) has reaffirmed the industrys benchmark flash fire standards from the NFPA and CGSB.

Making Sense of NFPA 2112

Making Sense of NFPA 2112

Making Sense of NFPA 2112

Youve been told you need NFPA 2112-compliant garments but do you understand what compliance actually means? NFPA 2112 is an industry standard on flame resistant garments for protection of industrial personnel against flash fire. NFPA 2112 provides minimum performance criteria and sets clear guidelines for testing. Whats vital to understand is that the significant majority […]

OSHA & Industry Changes that Impact FR Clothing Programs

OSHA & Industry Changes that Impact FR Clothing Programs

OSHA & Industry Changes that Impact FR Clothing Programs

The challenge of keeping pace with keeping safe In todays world, information overload makes it nearly impossible to digest all of the messages constantly being pushed at us. With a steady stream of news updates always in front of us, it can be difficult to pull out the most important and relevant issues. Two items […]

Is Safety an Initiative or a Value at Your Organization?

Is Safety an Initiative or a Value at Your Organization?

9 Immutable Keys to Safety

Safety is an initiative that every organization should prioritize, and eventually turn into a value. Being safe is about employee buy-in and the employees themselves not just about the numbers. Much like with personal protective equipment (PPE) – where you have to get employees to see the value in wearing it or they wont […]

When Proper Arc Flash Protection Performs as Designed

When Proper Arc Flash Protection Performs as Designed

Performed as Designed - Westex eZine Sept 13

Arc flash accidents are frequently noted when, unfortunately, something terrible goes wrong and an employee is injured. However, not all of these stories end badly due to proper use of arc flash protection. In his article for Flame Resistant Insights, Larry Hilgeman of The Hilgeman Group, Inc., shares a report from a real-life arc flash incident […]