Tag Archives: safety education

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.

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 […]

Your Online FR Resource

Your Online FR Resource

Westex by Milliken online FR Resource Center

A vital part of FR safety is raising awareness and education. At Westex by Milliken, we pride ourselves on being more than just an FR fabric manufacturer. We are your FR resource when it comes to navigating the complex industry of arc rated and flame resistant fabrics and protection. We are committed to advancing FR […]

Safety 2016 Trade Show Recap

Safety 2016 Trade Show Recap

We are excited to have wrapped up another successful American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSE) Safety show, this year in Atlanta! This trade show and exhibition brings safety professionals together to learn best practices, discuss industry updates, and make connections with suppliers and each other. Now that the show is over, we thought we’d share […]

Why Ongoing Safety Education is Critical

Why Ongoing Safety Education is Critical

In honor of National Safety Month, were taking a look at the importance of ongoing safety education and training. Safety excellence means going beyond recording a zero injury number to embedding safety into the culture of your workforce. After all, being safe is about employee buy-in and the employees themselves, not just about the numbers.

June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month

National Safety Month - Westex by Milliken

Our safety goal is zero injuries. We are committed to safety excellence in everything we do. Our basic belief is that all incidents can and will be prevented. – Charlie Young, Corporate Safety Manager at Milliken & Co.

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 […]