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New OSHA Regulations For Flame-Resistant (FR) Apparel


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Are your customers aware of the latest OSHA regulations regarding Flame-Resistant (FR) apparel? Make sure you understand these changes, too, so you can offer the right products and keep your customers compliant. Logistics has a variety of FR rated PPE, as well as the knowledge and resources to help you sell.

Quick Tips and Facts You Need To Know
Whether buying or selling FR apparel and gear, it’s important to know the facts:

  • Almost 80% of all electrical injuries are burns resulting from an Arc Flash and ignition of flammable clothing.
  • Arc temperature can reach 35,000 °F which is four times hotter than the surface of the sun.
  • Fatal burns can occur at distances over 10 ft.
  • Annually, over 2,000 people are admitted into burn centers with severe electrical burns.
  • Investing in FR clothing saves lives, reduces injuries, and diminishes long-term business costs.
  • FR clothing does not ignite and continue to burn when exposed to flames or other thermal hazards, reducing the severity of the burns significantly.
  • For the life of the garment, FR clothing should remain flame-resistant even after multiple wears and washes.
  • Offering comfortable FR clothing is a must to ensure compliance.
  • Workers will be more likely to wear their FR clothing correctly if it fits well, keeps them at a comfortable temperature, and allows them to move freely while performing their duties.

    Information courtesy of Ergodyne, ISHN, OH&S

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