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5 benefits of westex® dh performance fr fabric

5 Benefits of Westex® DH Performance FR Fabric

FR Fabric Education
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Arc Flash Videos
FR Technical
23 Oct 2018

Unexpected arc flash and short-duration thermal exposure from fire hazards, also known as flash fire, are a daily reality for electric utility and oil and gas workers. To help keep workers safe on the job, industrial personnel require ongoing hazard protection in addition to specific attire for certain tasks. Everyday...

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four nfpa 2112 updates that could impact your fr program

Four NFPA 2112 Updates that Could Impact Your FR Program

FR Fabric Education
FR Technical
General
18 Apr 2018

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...

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beyond compliance: specifying reliable flame resistant workwear

Beyond Compliance: Specifying Reliable Flame Resistant Workwear

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FR Fabric Education
FR Technical
11 Apr 2018

Know what you are truly buying: The AR/FR fabric in workwear is the single largest factor in determining the garment’s protection level, comfort, and overall value. Every day, workers in electrical maintenance, utility, oil and gas, petrochemical, and steel industries work in hazardous environments. Unexpected and highly dangerous arc flash...

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rethinking risk assessment in today’s work environments

Rethinking Risk Assessment in Today’s Work Environments

FR Fabric Education
General
FR Technical
16 Jun 2017

By Matt Burtney Content Marketing Associate, Superior Glove and Scott Francis Midwest Regional Market Manager, Westex by Milliken Embracing a Safety Culture: Since 1970, the workforce in the United States has doubled. In that same time, on-the-job fatalities have fallen by 68%. What’s the driving force behind this change? Promoting...

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how asse safety 2017 innovations enhance employee safety

How ASSE Safety 2017 Innovations Enhance Employee Safety

FR Fabric Education
FR Technical
General
12 Jun 2017

By Scott Francis Midwest Regional Market Manager, Westex by Milliken and Samantha Hoch Marketing Communications Strategist, Haws® We believe when it comes to safety, you should not have to compromise. Leaders in the safety industry design innovative, yet functional, equipment to protect workers while on the job. From emergency response...

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how to effectively control combustible dust

How To Effectively Control Combustible Dust

FR Technical
FR Fabric Education
General
08 Jun 2017

By Jason Reason CIH, CSP, CHMM Senior Vice President of Safety and Health Services, Lewellyn Technology, LLC with Scott Francis Midwest Regional Market Manager, Westex by Milliken The issue of combustible dust and its associated hazards (fire, deflagration, explosion) has always existed in several industries in one form or another....

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inherent vs. treated: does it really matter?

INHERENT VS. TREATED: DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

FR Technical
FR Fabric Education
General
12 Feb 2014

Historically, the flame resistant properties of flame resistant fabrics could be separated into two categories: Inherent and treated. Once upon a time, this was a relevant distinction. It meant the difference between FR properties that were durable, and those that were not. However, these terms ceased to provide information to...

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THE SAFETY IS IN THE FABRIC

FR Fabric Education
FR Technical
General
05 Feb 2014

The success of your flame resistant (FR) clothing program depends heavily on the fabric used to construct the garments. Both arc rating and flash fire “2112” testing are done by fabric brand and weight; the fabric brand is also the key factor in durability of FR properties, initial and long...

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Comfort, heat stress and garment selection

FR Technical
General
23 Sep 2013

There are many questions and even more misunderstandings around comfort and heat stress for people specifying or wearing arc rated and flame resistant protective apparel; thus, it is important to understand a few basics on the interrelationship, if any, to garment or fabric type and weight. Discomfort and heat stress...

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the difference between arc rated (ar) and flame resistant (fr)

The Difference Between Arc Rated (AR) and Flame Resistant (FR)

FR Technical
18 Aug 2013

There’s a new acronym in the world of PPE, and it has been causing confusion, both among folks new to the subject as well as those long familiar with FR (Flame Resistant) clothing. The letters “AR” stand for Arc Rated, and made their debut in the recent revision of NFPA...

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