Articles by Mark Saner

FR outerwear: warmth, protection & function

October 2, 2013
When selecting outerwear for work, three areas should dictate one’s decision: warmth, protection and functionality.


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Arc Flash: Layering levels of protection

September 5, 2013
When it comes to electric arc flash protection, “layering” can be a cost-effective, practical way to clothe workers as they move between tasks with different hazard ratings.


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Protecting your workers in hot environments

May 9, 2013
Working in hot and humid environments can not only be uncomfortable, but it can also cause serious health issues due to the potential of heat stress.


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Don’t be left in the dust

Monitor NFPA & ASTM standards while OSHA’s combustible dust rule sits stalled
March 6, 2013
The OSHA rulemaking process on combustible dust has been stalled at the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) stage for some time.


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Why FR garments are not NFPA 70E certified

September 6, 2012
I am often asked the question, “Are your FR garments NFPA 70E certified?


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Don’t let it happen: Out of sight, out of mind?

Combustible dust incidents continue while rulemaking drags
March 1, 2012
Combustible dust has not been in the headlines as much recently, but there is still activity going on behind the scenes and accidents occurring on a regular basis.


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Flame-resistant garments

September 1, 2010
Tackling the task of choosing.

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Consciously conspicuous

March 9, 2010
It’s all about making workers safe in roadway conditions where they may be otherwise hard to see.
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FR apparel gains wider appeal

September 11, 2009
Workers concerned about heat stress are demanding lighter and more comfortable garments.
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Decipher the FR fabric scorecard

October 3, 2008
Every type of fabric in every garment comes with physical property numbers. Learn what these numbers mean to help you choose the right fabrics and garments for your needs.
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