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Ergonomics in work wear

As the name suggests, work wear is intended to be worn at a place of employment. Each workplace is unique, and work clothing should reflect this by being user-friendly. Additionally, we refer to the work wear’s ergonomics when we discuss how well it satisfies user needs. The environment in which the work wear will be …

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Improving comfort with FR choice options for workers

Flame-resistant garments are used by workforces who are exposed to flame and heat hazards in their work environment. However, the crucial point is to provide physical ease and relaxation added to offering the required protection. Several studies conducted in Call Centres and Textile factories show a 2 to 15% reduction in worker productivity when the …

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Understanding Arc Flash PPE Categories As Per NFPA 70E

Performance of risk assessment is pertinent before the commencement of any work. NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace sets out specific norms and regulations for the employer to ensure electrical safety and occupational health for the workers. Employee exposure to electrical hazards must be assessed and the subsequent risk control method must …

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Disposal of FR Clothing

Flame retardants (FRs) are used to increase the chances of survival against fire or flame by limiting its propagation. FRs in textiles are used irrespective of product type for reducing their flammability, for instance, in baby clothing, pushchairs, car seats, upholstery, aprons, industrial and protective clothing. Protective clothing segment, majorly produced out of cellulosic fibers …

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FR Clothing To Combat Cold Stress & Extreme Weather Conditions

Workers in almost every industry, who work outdoors and are exposed to extremely cold environments, require thorough protection from hazardous winter elements. Working under industrial environment in extreme cold conditions can be quite challenging as one runs the risk of cold stress. Just like heat stress which causes harmful impacts on the human body in …

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Soiled Flame Resistance Clothing: The Silent Killer

Care and maintenance of the Flame resistance clothing is very important to ensure that the clothing provides its intended protection. In our blog on “Importance of Wash care instructions for Flame Resistant Clothing” we had highlighted the importance of understanding the wash care instructions on your FRC. We encourage you to read through the same once …

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UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) Marking, Information and Declarations for PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) placed on the market in Great Britain From 1st January 2021, the United Kingdom has introduced a new conformity assessment regime for goods placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is the new UK Product marking that covers most goods which …

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jan2021
NFPA 2112 Component Recognition and Certification explained

You may have heard about the Component recognition or wondered about supplying or purchasing certified components compliant to NFPA 2112. There could be circumstances when there is confusion or no clarity on how to go about with these requirements. In this first part of the blog, we will try to cover some common questions regarding …

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NFPA & ASTM - 2020 – Flame resistant (FR) & Arc rated (AR) clothing requirements
NFPA & ASTM – 2020 – Flame resistant (FR) & Arc rated (AR) clothing requirements

Face Coverings and Masks: Since the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and with the growing need of using Face covering or masks as the most efficient mode of protection, there has been an increasing demand by the global work force to provide Flame resistant & Arc rated masks / face protection.  Medical associations and experts globally reviewed …

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COVID-19: Caring for your Flame-resistant / Arc rated Clothing (FRC / ARC)

The COVID-19 (C19) pandemic is the most crucial global health calamity of this century and the greatest challenge that mankind has faced since the 2nd World War. It has rapidly spread around the world posing enormous health, social and economic challenges to the entire human population. Almost all nations are struggling to slow down the …

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