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Not all flame-resistant fabrics are the same
By Brian Cormican
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A word of caution about personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers who are routinely exposed to direct flame, extreme heat, molten metal, hot liquids or arc flash

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No threat is too small

Fabrics and fibers provide “crossover” protection
By Brian Cormican
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Current economic conditions create difficult challenges for companies in high-risk industries across the U.S.

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Comfort equals compliance

Invest in protective apparel that workers want to wear
By Brian Cormican
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It may seem obvious: If personal protective equipment (PPE) apparel is comfortable, more workers are going to wear it.

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Aluminized apparel takes the heat

New technologies provide protection that’s not heavy or rigid
By Brian Cormican
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There is a common perception among professionals working in molten metal and high-heat environments that aluminized protective apparel must be heavy and rigid in order to adequately protect against both radiant heat and molten metal splash.
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Base layer FR solutions: Don't get burned

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The highly flammable, nitro-methane fuel in the engine immediately combusted, completely engulfing the car and its driver in flames...

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