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Category Archive: Protective Clothing

Think You Know FR Clothing? Think Again

FR clothingIf you think flame resistant (FR) clothing is by necessity thick, stiff and uncomfortable, think again. Today, innovations in fabric manufacturing has made FR clothes virtually indistinguishable from regular street clothes.

What is FR Clothing?

But before we get into how FR clothing has changed, let’s review what it is. Contrary to common belief, FR clothing isn’t flame proof. You can’t, for example, put on FR clothing and expect to emerge unscathed from a fire.

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Worker Visibility During Road Construction

worker visibilityAs we move deeper into fall and days grow shorter, now’s a good time to think about worker visibility during road construction.

According to The Bureau of Labor statistics, there were 991 roadway work-related fatalities in 2013. Roadside workers are especially at risk because they have to deal not only with passing traffic but also hazards related to construction vehicles and equipment.

One way to protect against roadway construction fatalities is by wearing high visibility apparel. ANSI and ISEA standards divide this apparel into three classes: Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3.

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Best Practices for Hot Workplaces

hot workplacesWhile the heat of summer is unavoidable, as an employer you can take steps to make hot workplaces safer, regardless of whether your employees work inside or outside during the summer months.

Interior workplaces

Generally, interior workplaces have more climate control options, making it easier to moderate temperatures. Air cooling measures, such as air conditioning and fans, can bring down temperature and humidity levels significantly. Even simple things, such as shading direct light and opening windows, can help.

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Matching FR Clothing to your Workplace

fr clothingSo you know you need to purchase flame resistant clothing for your employees. But how do you know what kind of clothing to buy? To help you match the right FR clothing to your workplace, it helps to follow these steps:

  1. Identify your hazard type
  2. Review applicable standards
  3. Determine the level of protection needed
  4. Research FR clothing
  5. Evaluate FR clothing
  6. Make clothing available to employees
  7. Train employees on use

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Disposable Versus Reusable Protective Clothing

protective clothingOver the past few years, there’s been a growing debate over the pros and cons of disposable versus reusable protective clothing. While critics of disposable clothing point to growing landfill sites, supporters cite its convenience and reliability.

But before you decide whether single- or multiple-use protective clothing is the best choice for your workplace, you should consider a number of factors:

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Qualities to Look for in Flame Resistant Clothing

flame resistant clothingAll flame resistant clothing is NOT created equal. When you need clothing to protect your employees from fire hazards, such as flash fires, momentary electric arcs or molten metal splashes, you want to make sure it’s up to the task. But with so many options to choose from, how can you be sure you’re selecting the best flame resistant clothing for your workplace?

To help you with this important decision, we’ve outlined a few qualities to look for in flame resistant clothing:

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